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.
Sometimes Bad Guys Make the Best Good Guys
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Did You Know?
Though seasons two through four were set in Boston, filming was actually done in Portland, Oregon. In "The Three Strikes Job", when Eliot (Christian Kane) is impersonating a baseball player, he makes a reference to having played in Portland. Also, the ballpark they are stealing, PGE Park, and the Beavers, are Portland's baseball team. In season five, the Leverage team finally makes their move to Portland in the show, as they film there anyway. See more
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