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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
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Storyline

Former insurance claims investigator Nathan Ford heads a team of former top-criminals. They handle 'unorthodox' cases of people unlikely to get their dues 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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Sometimes Bad Guys Make the Best Good Guys See more »


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Official Sites:

TNT

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Leverage See more »

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Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Electric Entertainment See more »
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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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Parker (Beth Riesgraf) is named after the famous fictional conman Parker, created by Donald E. Westlake, under the pen name Richard Stark. Just as in the novels, Parker is only ever referred to as "Parker". No first (or possibly last) name is ever given, though both the Leverage character, and the one from the novels, is known by many aliases. See more »

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Nathan Ford: [voice-over] The rich and powerful take what they want. We steal it back for you. Sometimes bad guys make the best good guys. We provide... "leverage".
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A Very Engaging Set of Capers
9 January 2009 | by EtrivalSee all my reviews

After catching the first few episodes of TNT's new series "Leverage" I can honestly say that I'm hooked on the adventures of Nathan Ford (Timothy Hutton) and company.

The series involves Mr. Ford, formerly an insurance investigator, and his crew of felonious recruits: Alec Hardison (Aldis Hodge), a very technologically savvy cyber-criminal. Eliot Spencer (Christian Kane), the muscle man with sincere martial arts training and speed that would make Jet Li envious. Parker (Beth Riesgraf), an expert cat burglar and thief. And Sophie Devereaux (Gina Bellman), a charismatic con-artist with aspirations to the acting world.

I believe Nathan Ford says it best, "I am an honest man leading a team of criminals." And I find that premise to be truly entertaining with Timothy Hutton at the helm.

Each episode Nathan Ford and his team are hired by individuals looking for their own brand of justice. Ford and company provide the means to an end, focusing on gathering a form of leverage to force the villains to pay their due.

All in all, it's a series I would recommend for those who like a bit of comedy with their justice. Or at least comedy with their criminal activity.


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