Person of Interest (2011–2016)
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When the social security number of a young prosecutor comes up, Reese and Finch work together to figure out if their person of interest is the victim or perpetrator.


David Semel


Jonathan Nolan (created by), Jonathan Nolan





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Caviezel ... John Reese
Taraji P. Henson ... Joss Carter
Kevin Chapman ... Lionel Fusco
Michael Emerson ... Harold Finch
Natalie Zea ... Diane Hanson
Susan Misner ... Jessica Arndt
James Hanlon ... Detective James Stills
Chris Chalk ... Lawrence Pope
William Sadler ... Anton's Father
Brian d'Arcy James ... Wheeler
Michael Drayer ... Anton O'Mara
Jermaine Crawford ... Michael Pope
Anthony Mangano ... Detective Kane
Leon Addison Brown Leon Addison Brown ... Charles Robinson
Louis Vanaria ... Azarello


After a scrape with a few hot-heads on the subway, homeless man and former government agent John Reese is offered a job by the somewhat secretive Mr. Finch. After 9/11, Finch developed a computer program that would sift enormous amounts of information, looking for patterns of behavior or activity that would predict another attack. It also provided information about individuals who could be in danger. Finch wants to do something about those people. The first on his list is Diane Hanson, an Assistant District Attorney currently working on a major prosecution. Reese agrees to help out and begins by watching her. It all leads to an unexpected conclusion. Written by garykmcd

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

22 September 2011 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


| (extended)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


In one transition between scenes, the security camera the machine is looking through has the numbers: 4 8 1-5 at the top and 16 23 42 at the bottom. This matches the series of numbers that comes from the other bad robot TV series Lost (2004)' - 4 8 15 16 23 42. See more »


While at her office in Midtown, shown near the Empire State Building, Diane Hanson is told to meet her goons in Canarsie (far East end of Brooklyn) in 20 minutes - a typical 45 minute trip, more likely 1 hour in mid-day traffic. See more »


John Reese: You ready to get to work, officer?
Detective Lionel Fusco: I'm no good to you. I'm dead. Just a matter of time before the gangs get me. Or I.A.
John Reese: No one knows you're involved. I took care of that. Besides, they'll be too busy looking for Stills. The police will think he's run for it. The gangs and the mob will think he's gone Witness Protection.
Detective Lionel Fusco: Is that where he is, Witness Protection?
John Reese: No, Lionel. He's in the trunk.
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Crazy Credits

The title card "Person of Interest" appears only at 12 minutes into the 44-minute episode. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Season 1 DVD / Blu-ray set features an extended 56-minutes-cut of the Pilot, with and without commentary. This version includes several scenes that were cut or shortened from the broadcast version. Other scenes cut from the 70 minutes original pilot made it into the following episodes. See more »


Remake of Minority Report (2002) See more »


Written by Robert Del Naja (as Robert "3D" Del Naja), Grant Marshall (as Grant "Daddy G" Marshall), Andrew Vowles (as Andy "Mushroom" Vowles) and Horace Andy (as Horace Andy)
Performed by Massive Attack
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one to watch
22 September 2011 | by diroffersSee all my reviews

Is it me, or does it seem like there are more new shows this season than ever before? When I heard the premise for the show, I was a little concerned that it was a variation of something we've seen before. After watching the pilot episode, I felt a refreshed. This show seems like something new, or at least, something different. It has certainly exceeded my expectations and I am rooting for it to succeed. The main characters are interesting and mysterious. The storyline was not the usual predictable stuff. Do yourself a favor and watch this episode. I'm quite excited to see more episodes and have already programmed my digital video recorder so I won't miss a minute. One of the best premiers I've seen in a while.

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