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The Slap 

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Series (2015– )
A once happy family suddenly begins to fall apart following a seemingly minor incident in which a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child.
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Series cast summary:
Brian Cox ...  Manolis 8 episodes, 2015
Melissa George ...  Rosie 8 episodes, 2015
Lucas Hedges ...  Ritchie 8 episodes, 2015
Marin Ireland ...  Sandi 8 episodes, 2015
Makenzie Leigh ...  Connie 8 episodes, 2015
Thandie Newton ...  Aisha 8 episodes, 2015
Zachary Quinto ...  Harry 8 episodes, 2015
Thomas Sadoski ...  Gary 8 episodes, 2015
Peter Sarsgaard ...  Hector 8 episodes, 2015
Uma Thurman ...  Anouk 8 episodes, 2015
Dylan Schombing ...  Hugo 8 episodes, 2015
Victor Garber ...  Narrator 8 episodes, 2015
Maria Tucci ...  Koula 7 episodes, 2015
Khalid Alzouma ...  Adam 7 episodes, 2015
Owen Tanzer ...  Rocco 6 episodes, 2015
Michael Nouri ...  Thanassis 5 episodes, 2015
Ellen Adair ...  ADA Bridget Saltire / ... 4 episodes, 2015
Ashley Aufderheide ...  Melissa 3 episodes, 2015
Haley Rawson ...  Kiki Bleifer 3 episodes, 2015
Jen Ponton ...  Janice 3 episodes, 2015
Blanca Camacho 3 episodes, 2015
Penn Badgley ...  Jamie 2 episodes, 2015
Molly Price ...  Fiona 2 episodes, 2015
Nancy Sun ...  June 2 episodes, 2015
Alma Cuervo ...  Judge Leguillou 2 episodes, 2015
Sofia Regan Sofia Regan ...  Melody 2 episodes, 2015
Kelly AuCoin ...  Tony 2 episodes, 2015
Julian Leong ...  Linus 2 episodes, 2015
Dillon Mathews Dillon Mathews ...  Art Gallery Attendee / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Adam Wade McLaughlin ...  Mr. Grenier 2 episodes, 2015
Derek Michalak ...  Detective Mulrooney 2 episodes, 2015
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A family drama that explodes from one small incident where a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. This seemingly minor domestic dispute pulls the family apart, exposes long-held secrets, and ignites a lawsuit that challenges the core values of all who are pulled into it. Written by TG

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One moment will change a family forever.

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12 February 2015 (USA) See more »

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Mary-Louise Parker, who was originally cast as Anouk, had to withdraw due to illness. She was replaced by Uma Thurman. See more »

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Casting and Directing are a total letdown ... AU version is much much better. (Watch 1st episode of each!)
14 February 2015 | by rutledge3512See all my reviews

Having just watched the Australian version of "The Slap," I was interested in seeing how the US version would compare. It was quite a disappointment.

The Australian version was cast much better & key story elements were developed much better as well (for example the tension and chaos building up to the slap was perfect in the Au version, but completely unbelievable in the US version).

Regarding Casting: Jonathan LaPaglia, who plays Hector in the Au version is a much better fit. Also Alex Dimitriades as Hector's Cousin Harry in the Au version is a much better fit as the sort of short tempered hot- head.

There are many great actors in the US version- but they are unfortunately either cast in the wrong role (in a few cases) or do not work for this series at all (most cases). Thomas Sadoski is a talented actor, but is an example of miscasting. He could have been a decent fit as Hector, but not the correct fit for the role of Gary. Peter Sarsgaard and Zachary Quinto are also talented actors, but do not work for this series at all.

I guess I have to also question the directing. The entire initial episode was completely rushed, disjointed, and simply not believable. (Case in point- the tension between Quinto & Sarsgaard seemed almost joking rather than heated). I think both are good actors, so the problem is likely one that falls to casting or directing?

There are many other problems I could mention but suffice it to say- If you are at all interested in this series, skip the US version and watch the AU version..... Or at the very least, watch the first episode of each and see if you agree (It will only take 1 episode of each to make up your mind).


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