Leverage (2008–2012)

The First David Job 

The team goes after the CEO of Nate's former insurance company, responsible for denying his late son's medical care, but the situation causes conflict among the crew.


Dean Devlin


John Rogers (creator), Chris Downey (creator) | 1 more credit »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Timothy Hutton ... Nathan Ford
Gina Bellman ... Sophie Devereaux
Christian Kane ... Eliot Spencer
Beth Riesgraf ... Parker
Aldis Hodge ... Alec Hardison
Mark Sheppard ... Jim Sterling (as Mark A. Sheppard)
Kari Matchett ... Maggie Collins
Alex Carter ... Sterling's Henchman
Clayne Crawford ... Mr. Quinn
Kevin Tighe ... Ian Blackpoole
Terence J. Rotolo ... Museum Guard #2
Ronald Auguste ... Museum Guard #3
Ron Roggé ... Pilot


The team hopes to solve rehab-unwilling Nate's drinking problem by eliminating the root cause. So they want to go after Ian Blackpoole, CEO of the insurance company which denied Nate's son vital medical help. Blackpoole is a leading Renaissance art collector, so the scam is to sell to him a fake of one of the two models Michelangelo made for his David and have Ian 'exposed' as a fraud. Things get complicated first when Nate's ex-wife, a real art expert, volunteers to authenticate the fake. Worse follows when Nate's Nemesis Jim Sterling takes several team members hostage by surprise. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

17 February 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The First David Job See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Sophie shows Nate the storage unit containing all of the items she's stolen, the chalice she picks up is the prop used as the Judas Chalice in The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice (2008), which was also produced by Dean Devlin. See more »


When Sterling and his underlings are communicating via the Leverage team's ear pieces they are holding them out like walkie-talkies. As stated in the pilot episode, Hardison's tech uses bone conduction; the ear pieces do not have speakers so they would have no way of hearing what was being said. See more »


Alec Hardison: Is Maggie a very good art inspector?
Nathan Ford: Yeah, she's the best.
Parker: No, no, no! We can't let your ex-wife anywhere near our little naked man!
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