A crew of high-tech crooks attempt to steal from wealthy criminals and corrupt businessmen.
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Series cast summary:
Timothy Hutton ...  Nathan Ford / ... 77 episodes, 2008-2012
Gina Bellman ...  Sophie Devereaux / ... 77 episodes, 2008-2012
Christian Kane ...  Eliot Spencer / ... 77 episodes, 2008-2012
Beth Riesgraf ...  Parker / ... 77 episodes, 2008-2012
Aldis Hodge ...  Alec Hardison / ... 77 episodes, 2008-2012


Former insurance claims investigator Nathan Ford heads a team of former top-criminals. They handle 'unorthodox' cases of people unlikely to get their due through regular channels and legal procedures. That often involves stinging or otherwise scamming criminals. Nate's team is altered at times, and his professional as well as personal past repeatedly seems to catch up. Written by KGF Vissers

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Many of the shady business practices the Leverage team seeks to correct are based on real life occurrences. For example, the antagonist in "The Order 23 Job" is transparently based on Bernie Madoff, and the trick the Retzings pull in "The Snow Job" was actually perpetrated on several families in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. See more »


[repeated line]
Eliot Spencer: [to Parker] There's something wrong with you.
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I'm not bothered by its similarity to other shows
9 October 2015 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

I discovered Leverage late and am now watching it on Netflix and loving every minute of it.

As others have mentioned, it is reminiscent of other shows, but that's true of a lot of series and films. This one reminds me of "Mission: Impossible" a little. I actually did not watch Burn Notice, The Equalizer, or A-Team. Someone else mentioned Banacek, but I thought the crimes and solutions on Banacek were much more elaborate.

Timothy Hutton plays the leader of the team, Nate. Anyone who saw "Ordinary People" remembers his searing performance as a troubled youth. Here he plays, basically, the sane one, driven by a need for revenge against monolithic companies.

Nate is driven by revenge, but the rest of the team is made up of quirky characters who are thieves. Most notable is Gina Bellman as an atrocious actress, Sophie, who, when it comes to doing a con, could win an Oscar. Joining her is Christian Kane as the rough, tough, and funny Elliot, Beth Riesgraf is Parker, driven by money, and Aldis Hodge is Alec the techno-Geek.

They all come together for one job, but their work together becomes ongoing. All of their acting is terrific, and each character is unique.

The show is well-produced, with plenty of humor, special effects, and not a lot of violence. It's very enjoyable. I just wish it were still producing new episodes.

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7 December 2008 (USA) See more »

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