Leverage (2008–2012)
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The Bottle Job 

To save the bar in Nathan's building from being lost to an avaricious loan shark, the team tries an old-school con.


Jonathan Frakes


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

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Episode cast overview:
Timothy Hutton ... Nathan Ford
Gina Bellman ... Sophie Devereaux (credit only)
Christian Kane ... Eliot Spencer
Beth Riesgraf ... Parker
Aldis Hodge ... Alec Hardison
Jeri Ryan ... Tara Cole
Alan Smyth ... Mark Doyle
Odessa Rae ... Cora McRory
Bradford Farwell Bradford Farwell ... Liam
George Burich George Burich ... Liam's Brother
Ted Rooney ... Capt. Danny McCann
Joe Ivy Joe Ivy ... Det. Mickey Donnelly
Hank Cartwright Hank Cartwright ... Lt. Johnny Cabella
Diego Velazquez ... Young Nathan Ford


Nathan accepts the case of Cora McRory, who inherited the bar where Nate's dad taught him everything about (criminal) life. It's about to be seized by loan shark Mark Doyle, from Belfast. The team sets up a 'wire' sting to win the $15,000 she needs to save the inheritance, then decides to get rid of Doyle more permanently. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

20 January 2010 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Johnworld See more »
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Technical Specs


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The song playing during the card game is the same song played during the opening of the tenth episode of season one called Leverage: The 12-Step Job (2009). See more »


When Mark Doyle shows Tara Cole his bag of cash bundles, the 100s have Ulysses S. Grant pictured and the 20s have Ben Franklin and are printed in a style not used in the 21st century. See more »


Eliot Spencer: We can't just steal the note. It's only gonna tick this guy off.
Parker: Can we con him in two hours?
Tara Cole: More like an hour and a half. We can't pull something together this fast.
Nathan Ford: Fifty bucks. All right, I got fifty bucks. Hardison, I need you to tell me what live sports are being broadcast right now. Tara, set the hook. You guys, I need cash.
Tara Cole: No, it's impossible.
Parker: You want to run the wire in two hours.
Alec Hardison: One and a half.
Eliot Spencer: Wire's three weeks, minimum.
Nathan Ford: Well, look at it as the wire in a bottle, okay? And just ...
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