A bipolar CIA operative becomes convinced a prisoner of war has been turned by al-Qaeda and is planning to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil.
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Series cast summary:
Claire Danes ...  Carrie Mathison 96 episodes, 2011-2020
Mandy Patinkin ...  Saul Berenson 96 episodes, 2011-2020
Rupert Friend ...  Peter Quinn 57 episodes, 2012-2018
Maury Sterling ...  Max Piotrowski 45 episodes, 2011-2020
F. Murray Abraham ...  Dar Adal 43 episodes, 2012-2018


The winner of 6 Emmy Awards including Outstanding Drama Series, Homeland is an edge-of-your-seat sensation. Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody is both a decorated hero and a serious threat. CIA officer Carrie Mathison is tops in her field despite being bipolar. The delicate dance these two complex characters perform, built on lies, suspicion, and desire, is at the heart of this gripping, emotional thriller in which nothing short of the fate of our nation is at stake. Written by ahmetkozan

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Carrie wasn't originally written to have bipolar disorder in the first draft of the script. Her disorder was added after Claire Danes was cast and by expressed desire of Showtime. See more »


Marine Security Guards (MSGs) assigned to the Embassy in Pakistan do not perform bag inspections of visitors. This is done by Local Guard Forces (LGFs). Nor would MSGs be marching around the compound. See more »


Accomplice Terrorist: He'd want a proper Muslim funeral.
Saul Berenson: If nobody claims him, he'll be buried in Potter's Field.
Accomplice Terrorist: [She starts to cry]
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Homeland Main Title
Written by Sean Callery
Performed by Sean Callery Feat. Chris Tedesco
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Claire danes gives in my opinion one of the best performances in entertainment history. Carrie mathison is probably the most polarizing protagonist I have seen yet. I find it amusing how fans can hate her so much but continue watching when the show is so much about carrie.. especially in later seasons when she really becomes the focus. Personally I love carrie.. i find claire danes intensity really impressive and I actually am anxious watching her. Carrie's crying does not bother me. I actually think it makes complete sense. part of bipolar disorder is having those strong emotions and to some that may seem exaggerated but I think it fits her character being a bipolar CIA spy .. thats gotta be one of the most stressful jobs to exist. of course thats not the case for everyone but it makes sense for carrie. Homeland is a very tense show and I can understand it's not for everyone. I actually find it scarier than horror movies bc of it's theme of terrorism. It is probably the most depressing show I've seen.. honestly it could have used some occasional comedic relief. I really don't know anything about the CIA and this is the first show/movie in the spy genre I've watched so I really can't speak on how realistic this series is but i'm guessing it isn't always and they probably exaggerate some stuff for entertainment. Danes portrayal of bipolar disorder is shocking and sometimes seems too real to be acting. I probably would not have watched this show with out her and I can't wait to see what she does next

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Release Date:

2 October 2011 (USA) See more »

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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital



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16:9 HD
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