The Bridge (2013–2014)
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Pilot 

When a body is found on the bridge connecting El Paso and Juarez, two detectives, one from the United States and one from Mexico, must work together to hunt down a serial killer operating on both sides of the border.

Director:

Gerardo Naranjo

Writers:

Hans Rosenfeldt (original series "Bron" created by) (as Hans Rosenfeld), Måns Mårlind (original series "Bron" created by) (as Måns Marlind) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Diane Kruger ... Sonya Cross
Demián Bichir ... Marco Ruiz (as Demian Bichir)
Annabeth Gish ... Charlotte Millwright
Ted Levine ... Lieutenant Hank Wade
Thomas M. Wright ... Steven Linder
Matthew Lillard ... Daniel Frye
Catalina Sandino Moreno ... Alma Ruiz
Larry Clarke ... Manny Stokes
Ramón Franco ... Fausto Galvan (as Ramon Franco)
Mary Pat Gleason ... Denise
Alejandro Patiño ... Cesar (as Alejandro Patino)
Emily Rios ... Adriana Mendez
Diana Maria Riva ... Kitty Conchas
Robert R. Shafer ... Karl Millwright (as Bobby Ray Shafer)
Brady Smith ... Mike Gates
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When a body is found on the bridge connecting El Paso and Juarez, two detectives, one from the United States and one from Mexico, must work together to hunt down a serial killer operating on both sides of the border.

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Plot Keywords:

body part | car bomb | vasectomy | See All (3) »


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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Quotes

Lieutenant Hank Wade: [fiddling with the coffee machine] How in the Sam Hill do you use this thing?
Kitty Conchas: I usually just go to Starbucks.
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Soundtracks

Junky Star
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Performed by Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses
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A Very Realistic and Interesting Masterpiece of A Pilot Episode
23 July 2013 | by jeffrey-utleySee all my reviews

'The Bridge', adapted from a Scandinavian T.V. crime series, 'Bron\Broen', follows two detectives, one from the US and one from Mexico, who follow a serial killer working on both sides of the Mexican\American border and kicks off with the pilot episode.

When I watched a pilot episode, I couldn't find any problems with it. There was nothing that I thought what unrealistic or stupid or didn't fit in. It also wasn't boring. It was a very interesting opening to the series. It's also not just about the detectives. There are several other characters who I believe all have something to do with this. Those characters aren't explained yet, but I think they'll serve a purpose. The acting is good, I believe that all of these people are the characters they play. Ones that work together have chemistry between each other. The characters are also very strange, which would be hard to pull off for the writing... But it was pulled off. The events that happen in this episode build up intensity and trauma that show that this is "real". You feel people's reactions to the things that happen to them. Also, there's a very unique story line and events with the serial killer that I've never seen before. Those aspects are really really good in the story: they fit well, they add interests, and they make it better.

The reason this episode isn't excellent is because even though, basically the whole episode was enjoyable, I didn't enjoy every second of it and I didn't think it was excellent as a whole. That's not saying anything bad about it. It's a 90 minute T.V. episode (including commercials), it's going to have parts that aren't as good as others. Not every part of it will be enjoyable. 'The Bridge' has it's 9/10 rating because there was nothing wrong with it, it was very interesting, it had good acting, writing and characters, I've never seen some of the aspects in it before, those aspects worked well, and it was very enjoyable.

The pilot episode of 'The Bridge' set the bar very high for the rest of the season, or even the rest of the series. It was a great opening to 'The Bridge', and I will continue to watch 'The Bridge' as it comes on weekly. I very much recommend this episode to anyone who is thinking about seeing it, and I recommend watching the series as it goes on. My 9/10 rating means 'Pilot', episode one of season one of the 'The Bridge' is great.


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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

10 July 2013 (USA) See more »

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16 : 9
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