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The Cape 

TV-14 | | Action, Drama | TV Series (2011)
Vince Faraday is a cop who has been framed for murder, leading him to fall off the grid and become the super hero known only as "The Cape."


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Series cast summary:
David Lyons ...  The Cape / ... 10 episodes, 2011
Keith David ...  Max Malini 10 episodes, 2011
Summer Glau ...  Orwell 10 episodes, 2011
James Frain ...  Peter Fleming / ... 10 episodes, 2011
Jennifer Ferrin ...  Dana Faraday 10 episodes, 2011
Ryan Wynott ...  Trip Faraday 10 episodes, 2011
Dorian Missick ...  Marty Voyt 10 episodes, 2011
Martin Klebba ...  Rollo 10 episodes, 2011
Anil Kumar ...  Ruvi 8 episodes, 2011
Vinnie Jones ...  Dominic Raoul / ... 6 episodes, 2011
Mather Zickel ...  Travis Hall 6 episodes, 2011
Izabella Miko ...  Raia 6 episodes, 2011


Vince Faraday is a cop who has been framed for murder, leading him to fall off the grid and become the super hero known only as "The Cape."

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The only way to clear his name is to take a new one. See more »


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Release Date:

9 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Köpeny See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Orwell is named after George Orwell, the author of "1984". See more »


Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.81 (2012) See more »

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This Show is Terrible
21 January 2011 | by synther-956-337248See all my reviews

Of the last ten years, this show would have to be ranked number one on the worst list. It's just awful. The writing is bad, the acting is bad, the SFX are bad...there is literally nothing good about it. Everyone involved on this project, including those at NBC that approved it, should be ashamed of themselves.

The lead character suffers from the standard over-the-top do-gooder syndrome that every television cop and D.A. suffers from. Though he pulls it off in a really bad and campy kind of way, rather than the "I want to puke your so GOOD," kind of way that you see of Eliot Stabler on Law and Order: SVU. Likewise, The Cape's wife...err...widow?...whatever, suffers from the same standard overworked D.A. "oh my god, I can't protect them all" syndrome. The actual cape itself is shaping up to be it's own character and the writers have already gone back on what they originally said. Originally, the cape was stated to be weighted, able to stretch and flex, and was spun from spider silk making it stronger than Kevlar. OK. That's a little far fetched but it is somewhat in the realm of believability. With the episode titled "Kosmo," the cape suddenly grants superhuman strength and is able to rip a closed door off a truck. When was that ability added in? Oh, right...never. It just looked good and the writers suck horribly.

Believe this: If you watch this show it will be an hour of your life you will never get back and you are most likely going to miss that hour.

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