Leverage (2008–2012)
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The Real Fake Car Job 

Nate and the crew concoct a story about a vintage car to get a corrupt Wall Street businessman to break his immunity agreement with the government.


John Harrison


John Rogers (creator), Chris Downey (creator) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview:
Timothy Hutton ... Nathan Ford
Gina Bellman ... Sophie Devereaux
Christian Kane ... Eliot Spencer
Beth Riesgraf ... Parker
Aldis Hodge ... Alec Hardison
Ion Overman ... Marshal Ellie Rose
Scott Michael Morgan ... Don Paolo Brancato (as Scott Morgan)
Matthew Lillard ... Gabe Erickson
Brandon Whitehead Brandon Whitehead ... Kyle Davis
Richard Carmen ... Charlie Bosco
Brennan Claire Brennan Claire ... Library Kid


Matthew Lillard plays Gabe Erickson, former investor/broker indicted for stealing $130 million from clients and laundering cash for other clients like the Godfather of NY, Don Paolo Brancato. Erickson hid $50 million before his arrest. The team's client saw Erickson, not behind bars, but playing golf. Eliot scans surveillance photos and determines from the weaponry Erickson is in Wit Sec, trading testimony for jail time. Parker and Hardison go on a trash run to learn Erickson's passion: classic cars, as Nate concocts a hyper-elaborate scheme, starring a car show and a vintage Packard 1101 Coupe. Two "men of respect" shake hands over cappuccino as cars and heads roll. Written by LA-Lawyer

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Erickson's passwords to his secret bank account are Boesky, Milken, and Steinbrenner. Ivan Boesky and Michael Milken were involved in a huge insider-trading scandal in the mid-1980s, and went to prison. George Steinbrenner was the owner of the New York Yankees, famous for his prodigious spending on ballplayers. He also plead guilty to charges of making an illegal campaign contribution to Richard Nixon (and a related charge of obstruction of justice), and was penalized by Major League Baseball for paying Howie Spira to dig up dirt on one of his players (Dave Winfield). See more »


When Hardison is viewing the contents of Erickson's DVR, the display indicates that the shows should be listed "By Name", but the list of shows is clearly in chronological order. See more »


Alec Hardison: Now, let me just roll this back for a second, Nate. You knew that that Mussolini car would drive Erickson crazy; so crazy that he would call his old car contact, access secret bank accounts, turn on his Marshal babysitter, and almost get taken out by the mob guys that he planned to testify against?
Nathan Ford: Mm-hmm.
Alec Hardison: That's, like, five different things nobody could have ever known would happen.
Nathan Ford: I only knew three of the five.
Alec Hardison: Ah. I knew it. See, which three?
[Nate smirks, but doesn't reply, and walks away]
Alec Hardison: Oh, ...
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References Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) See more »

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2 September 2012 (USA) See more »

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