Homeland (2011–2020)
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Pilot 

A CIA case officer becomes suspicious that a Marine Sergeant war hero rescued after eight years of captivity in Afghanistan, has been turned into a sleeper agent by Al Qaeda.

Director:

Michael Cuesta
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Danes ... Carrie Mathison
Damian Lewis ... Nicholas Brody
Morena Baccarin ... Jessica Brody
David Harewood ... David Estes
Diego Klattenhoff ... Mike Faber
Jackson Pace ... Chris Brody
Morgan Saylor ... Dana Brody
Mandy Patinkin ... Saul Berenson
Jamey Sheridan ... Vice President William Walden
Navid Negahban ... Abu Nazir
David Marciano ... Virgil Piotrowski
Maury Sterling ... Max Piotrowski
Nestor Serrano ... Major General Tony Trujillo
Afton Williamson ... Helen Walker
Israel Balderas ... Reporter
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Storyline

A CIA case officer Carrie Mathison becomes suspicious that war hero Nicholas Brody, a Marine Sergeant rescued after eight years of captivity in Afghanistan, has been turned into a sleeper agent by Al Qaeda. Written by SHOWTIME

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Trivia

This episode won 2 Emmys - Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. See more »

Goofs

At 15:35 Character credited as Major General Tony Trujillo (played by Nestor Serrano) is actually a Lt. Col. and his web belt is out of regulation length . The maximum the brass tipped web belt's end from the end of the belt buckle is 3.75" In the shot on the jet, the Lt. Col. 's belt is at least 12" inches past the buckle. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Carrie Mathison: I don't care where he is. Find him, it's urgent. Yes, I'll hold.
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Terminal 7
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Performed by Tomasz Stanko Quintet
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Want a good mystery thriller? Don't look here.
26 May 2020 | by mattpaul-38004See all my reviews

Show starts off very well. Is the protagonist really about to unearth a conspiracy or is she simply seeing delusions due to an unspecified psychotic illness she suffers from? Well, this has the makings of a good conspiracy/psychological/mystery paranoia thriller...until the last 30 seconds of the pilot just curb-stomps the whole premise by having the audience magically mind-read the suspected mole. Completely deflates the mystery/paranoia/psychological element. Apparently the creators think their audience is too dumb to be able to piece together clues with the protagonist and has to spoon-feed us with god-like insight (aka spoilers). Now, we get to "root" on the spunky, moody agent episode after episode to slowly discover what we already know. Hooray!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 2011 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Jerusalem, Israel See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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