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Person of Interest 

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An ex-CIA agent and a wealthy programmer save lives via a surveillance AI that sends them the identities of civilians involved in impending crimes. However, the details of the crimes, including the civilians' roles, are left a mystery.

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Jonathan Nolan
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 9 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Jim Caviezel ...  John Reese 103 episodes, 2011-2016
Kevin Chapman ...  Lionel Fusco 103 episodes, 2011-2016
Michael Emerson ...  Harold Finch 103 episodes, 2011-2016
Amy Acker ...  Root / ... 64 episodes, 2012-2016
Taraji P. Henson ...  Joss Carter 55 episodes, 2011-2015
Sarah Shahi ...  Sameen Shaw 48 episodes, 2013-2016
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A billionaire software-genius named Harold Finch creates a Machine for the government that is designed to detect acts of terror before they can happen, by monitoring the entire world through every cell-phone, email and surveillance camera. Finch discovered that the machine sees everything, potential terrorist acts and violent crimes that involve ordinary people. When the government considered violent crimes between normal people "irrelevant", Finch built a back door into the system that gives him the social security number of a person involved in a future violent crime so he could act. Partnered with John Reese, an ex-CIA agent, the two work in secret to prevent violent crimes before they can happen. Eventually their activities lead to being hunted by the New York Police Department, CIA Agents in pursuit of Reese who was listed as dead, a computer hacker named Root who wants access to the Machine, and government officials who want to keep all knowledge of the Machine a complete secret. Written by Jones

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Harold Finch's (portrayed by Michael Emerson) fiancee, Grace Hendricks (recurring, seasons 1-3,5) is portrayed by Michael Emerson's real life wife, Carrie Preston. See more »

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When younger Finch goes to university he is conspicuously taller than the Finch we see in all other episodes. See more »

Quotes

Sherlock Holmes: [from WGN America's "Prime Crime" crossover ad with "Elementary"] We solve mysteries and fight crime.
Harold Finch: We solve mysteries and stop crimes before they start.
Sherlock Holmes: We use deductive logic.
Harold Finch: We use cutting-edge technology.
Sherlock Holmes: I have a beautiful and alluring partner.
Harold Finch: [beat] So do I.
[Reese gives him a look]
Joan Watson: Awkward.
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Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: Person of Interest (2017) See more »

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Something new, something really good
27 September 2011 | by sasazg-1See all my reviews

Finally, something original. The whole premise of the show seems little bit strange at times, but it makes sense. It's something we haven't seen on TV in while. I like the actors that were casted for the show, Jim Caviezel looks good as an ex-CIA hit-man, his martial arts sequences are credible, he looks like he knows what his doing. Michael Emerson is perfect in his role, as an odd billionaire who is a genius. A strange team that solves strange cases, it has a mysterious vibe which is good, it has a JJ Abrams signature all over. Nice bounce back for him after the failure of The Undercovers last year.

Definitely, a show that deserves a chance, it could become a hit, I guess it all depends how the story unfolds beyond the opening episode.


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English

Release Date:

22 September 2011 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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