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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 »

Also Known As:

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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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Trivia

Former real-life KGB sleeper agent Jack Barsky, who visited the set, has said that his situation was similar to Philip and Elizabeth's in that FBI agents lived in a home adjacent to his for six months, but unlike the Jennings and Beeman families, the FBI never befriended Barsky over the three-year period that they investigated him in the mid-1990s, following the collapse of the Soviet Union. However, Barsky was allowed to stay in the USA after it was determined that he was no longer after active and he agreed to share everything he knew about Soviet spy methods with the CIA; the agent who moved next door to him eventually became the godfather of Barsky's daughter. See more »

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Great final season and episode
5 June 2018 | by nufafaSee all my reviews

Although I have found the series a bit repetitive over the years, the final season has been exceptional, with a beautiful final episode that will be always remember. I think is one of the shows that better uses the silence to explain things, and in the last episode music plays also a big role. The acting of Rhys, Russell and Emmerich is exceptional and I'd love to see them in the nominations and awards' lists.


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