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The Brink 

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (2015)
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Top U.S. government and military scramble to prevent World War 3 from happening amidst the chaos of a geopolitical crisis.
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Series cast summary:
Jack Black ...  Alex Talbot 10 episodes, 2015
Tim Robbins ...  Walter Larson 10 episodes, 2015
Pablo Schreiber ...  Zeke Tilson 10 episodes, 2015
Aasif Mandvi ...  Rafiq Massoud 10 episodes, 2015
Maribeth Monroe ...  Kendra Peterson 10 episodes, 2015
Eric Ladin ...  Glenn Taylor 10 episodes, 2015
Geoff Pierson ...  Pierce Grey 10 episodes, 2015
Esai Morales ...  President Julian Navarro 10 episodes, 2015
Iqbal Theba ...  General Umair Zaman 9 episodes, 2015
Erick Avari ...  Hasan 7 episodes, 2015
Melanie Chandra ...  Fareeda 7 episodes, 2015
John Larroquette ...  Robert Kittredge 7 episodes, 2015
Carla Gugino ...  Joanne Larson 6 episodes, 2015
Lamont Thompson ...  Dougan 6 episodes, 2015
Ryan Cutrona ...  James Donaldson 5 episodes, 2015
Marshall Manesh ...  Rafiq Massoud Sr. 5 episodes, 2015
Meera Syal ...  Naeema 5 episodes, 2015
Leslie Awender Leslie Awender ...  Aide to CIA Director 5 episodes, 2015
Beth Horne Beth Horne ...  Embassy Staff 5 episodes, 2015
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A new half hour comedy series, The BRINK focuses on a geopolitical crisis which tie three men together. The US Secretary of State - Walter Larson (Tim Robbins); a lowly Foreign Service Officer - Alex Talbot (Jack Black); and an ace Navy Fighter Pilot, Zeke Tilson (Pablo Schreiber). These three men must somehow pull through the chaos around them to save the planet from World War III. Written by DeAlan Wilson www.ComedyE.com

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USA

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English

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21 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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Krízisben See more »

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16:9 HD
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Jack Black and Tim Robbins also appeared together in the film Bob Roberts (1992), High Fidelity (2000), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) and Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006). Jack Black also appeared in Dead Man Walking (1995) and Cradle Will Rock (1999), which were directed by Tim Robbins. See more »

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Many of the scenes featuring the 5th Fleet feature the F-14 Tomcat on deck; the Tomcat was retired from US Naval service in 2006. See more »

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Foreign Minister Rakesh Pandit: [to Walter Larson, U.S. Secretary of State] We have a saying in India; don't trust Pakistan.
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Brutal satire that makes me come for more
6 July 2015 | by etienne-71045See all my reviews

This show is not for the fainthearted or those who get offended easily.

I would consider it more a satire than a comedy as it deals with a very sensitive and frightening topic in a "goofy" manner. The characters are not "trying" to be funny, they are just exaggerated stereotypes which, mixed with the situations they are thrown in, can cause a few chuckles and a couple head shakes. The producers are definitely bold without being vulgar or condescending, so far... That said, it is very graphical and uncensored.

The way the show is filmed really puts you in the action with the characters and add to the experience.

The actors are all very good in their roles. Tim Robin plays an excellent perv Secretary of State and Jack Black's performance is toned down but still very enjoyable. I also like the way the Pakistani family is portrayed.

All in, I really got hooked when I first saw the preview and the show did not disappoint. Through their personality flaws, the characters still manage to get things done and I just can't wait to see the next episode.

With some of the lame shows out there, I find this one very refreshing and I hope they will stick to their plan and finish it right instead of selling out until it's not worth watching anymore.

You should at least give it a try.

Enjoy. E.


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