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At the height of the Cold War two Russian agents pose as your average American couple, complete with family.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Keri Russell ...  Elizabeth Jennings 75 episodes, 2013-2018
Matthew Rhys ...  Philip Jennings 75 episodes, 2013-2018
Keidrich Sellati ...  Henry Jennings 75 episodes, 2013-2018
Holly Taylor ...  Paige Jennings 75 episodes, 2013-2018
Noah Emmerich ...  Stan Beeman 75 episodes, 2013-2018
Costa Ronin ...  Oleg Burov 61 episodes, 2014-2018
Lev Gorn ...  Arkady Zotov 51 episodes, 2013-2018
Richard Thomas ...  Frank Gaad 48 episodes, 2013-2016
Alison Wright ...  Martha Hanson 47 episodes, 2013-2017
Brandon J. Dirden ...  Dennis Aderholt 43 episodes, 2015-2018
Annet Mahendru ...  Nina Krilova 42 episodes, 2013-2016
Susan Misner ...  Sandra Beeman 38 episodes, 2013-2016
Margo Martindale ...  Claudia 34 episodes, 2013-2018
Frank Langella ...  Gabriel 31 episodes, 2015-2017
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A pair of deep-cover Soviet spies masquerades as a typical DC couple whose children, neighbors, coworkers & friends are completely unaware of their activities. At home, they're the stereotypical parents of stereotypical kids; at work, they pose as travel agents; but at night, they weave a web of confidants, lovers, dupes, and historical figures from the Reagan-era Cold War. The startlingly realistic plot twists force the viewer to consider the real cost of an undeclared war, what it takes to protect one's beliefs, if it's worth it, and if it actually worked for either side. Written by Steve83

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All's fair in love and cold war.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 2013 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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A "dead drop" is a site used to place or collect sensitive information , the point of which is avoid a in-person meeting, which would leave one exposed to detection by an enemy intelligence service. See more »

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From stem to stern, remarkable television
1 June 2018 | by SilverUsurperSee all my reviews

The Americans is an intense, emotional, vibrant, humane, and sad look at the espionage game. The acting is always great-particularly by Matthew Rhys-and the show remains well-plotted and compelling throughout its run. The only espionage writer who wrote novels like this was Graham Greene. Like Greene's Fiction, The Americans deals with characters who are always morally compromised, always embroiled in banal personal dramas, and always worn down by the decisions they've had to make. But don't just take my word on it. Watch it. It's worth it.


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