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A crew of high-tech crooks attempt to steal from wealthy criminals and corrupt businessmen.
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Cast

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 »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Electric Entertainment See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In "The 10 li'l Grifters Job", Nate (Timothy Hutton) dresses up as Ellery Queen, and says he was "the world's greatest detective". Timothy Hutton's real-life father, the late Jim Hutton, played the title character in the "whodunit" show Ellery Queen (1975). See more »

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[season 3 and later openings]
Nathan Ford: [to camera] The rich and powerful take what they want. We steal it back from you.
Titles: [slides over the whole screen] LEVERAGE
Titles: [on footage of Eliot] LEV*HITTER*AGE
Titles: [on footage of Hardison] LEV*HACKER*AGE
Titles: [on footage of Sophie] LEVERA*GRIFTER*
Titles: [on footage of Parker] ERAG*THIEF*
Nathan Ford: [voiceover] Sometimes, bad guys make the best good guys.
Titles: [on footage of Ford] LEVE*BRAINS*GE
Nathan Ford: [to camera] We provide... leverage.
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Great show, but Hustle was better.
2 June 2010 | by viceinvirtueSee all my reviews

After watching two seasons of Leverage, it seems appropriate to review it. I enjoyed every moment of watching it and it's not a bad show at all. Some cons were easy to guess, others were not. Interesting characters, but I haven't learnt much about most of them so far. There was some back story to Nathan Ford's character and to Parker too, but very little on the rest. This makes it difficult to relate to them and the impact of the cons less effective on me as a viewer.

I have to admit, I watched the British show Hustle first, and I must agree with another reviewer and say that Hustle is better. So if you like and enjoy Leverage, watching Hustle is a must! In my opinion, the cons in Hustle are much more elaborate/intricate and the narrative is played out really well. I'm sure other reviewers have mentioned how the pauses in Hustle are entertaining and when a character breaks the fourth wall, it's amusing, intriguing and it's like you're being taught how to be a grifter - which is simply fantastic! This also brings out the personalities for each of the characters. I have to say the characters in Hustle are more unique than those in Leverage - especially when it comes to the team leaders. I prefer the cocky Mickey Stone (from Hustle) with a bad past and something to hide than the tragic hero that Nate Ford is. NOT saying that I don't like Nate, but with him already beating the insurance company that hurt his son, it doesn't seem like there could be more development in that area.

Nevertheless, Leverage is a good show and I only hope to find out more about Parker and Eliot in particular. If you enjoy watching the real bad guys go down, and seeing justice served (especially the rich and corrupt), this is definitely something that will brighten up your night.


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