The Brink (2015)
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In Islamabad, Pakistan, low-level State Department bureaucrat Alex Talbott asks his driver Rafiq to take him to a local bazaar to score some weed. The two encounter a mass protest that ... See full summary »


Jay Roach




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Black ... Alex Talbot
Tim Robbins ... Walter Larson
Pablo Schreiber ... Zeke Tilson
Aasif Mandvi ... Rafiq Massoud
Maribeth Monroe ... Kendra Peterson
Eric Ladin ... Glenn Taylor
Geoff Pierson ... Pierce Grey
Esai Morales ... President Julian Navarro
John Larroquette ... Robert Kittredge
Erick Avari ... Hasan
Ryan Cutrona ... James Donaldson
Mary Faber ... Ashley
Melanie Chandra ... Fareeda (as Melanie Kannokada)
Mimi Kennedy ... Susan Buckley
Mara Lane ... Jasmine


In Islamabad, Pakistan, low-level State Department bureaucrat Alex Talbott asks his driver Rafiq to take him to a local bazaar to score some weed. The two encounter a mass protest that turns violent, and end up fleeing their car and taking refuge in the house Rafiq shares with his parents and sister. In Washington, D.C., Secretary of State Walter Larson is fetched from a hotel tryst by his seen-it-all aide, Kendra Peterson, to attend an emergency White House meeting on the growing unrest in Pakistan. After learning that General Umair Zaman is paranoid and threatening the region with destruction, the president and the ultra-hawkish Secretary of Defense put a plan in motion to remove Pakistan's nuclear arsenal, against Walter's advice that such an operation is risky and reckless. The group soon discovers that Alex is their only source of hard information on the ground in Pakistan. Meanwhile, onboard an aircraft carrier in the region, ace pilot Zeke "Z-Pak" Tilson calls his ex-wife ...

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The President's phone conversation with the Prime Minister of Israel is a direct nod to a similar phone conversation between the U.S. President and the Soviet Premier in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964). See more »


The Secretary of Defense tells the President that the carrier Reagan isn't available for air strikes in Pakistan because it's heading back to port for repairs. The Reagan is assigned to the Seventh Fleet in the Pacific Ocean, not the Fifth Fleet in and around the Arabian Sea and Pakistan proper. See more »


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That was Hilarious!!!
30 November 2015 | by soreal-bhadoriaSee all my reviews

What a pilot. This is one of the best pilot of recent comedy shows. The humor is quite subtle and watching again just makes it funnier. Acting is good and dialogues are also well written. I don't know what the hate is for, maybe the portrayal of Pakistan and other stuff. If solely considered as a TV show, this is hilarious.

Walter: Smells like a coup d'etat.

President: Let be who?

CIA Head:(apologetically)I can't tell you that president.

President: I am the president.

I love these kind of humor and if you do to, you are going to love this show.

Tim Robbins and jack Black are brilliant. And oh those two pilots are just amazing.

All in all I loved the pilot and if future episodes are like this than I am surely going to love this show.

And why does IMDb changes my review format and makes it a one big paragraph instead. There is something wrong here.

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Dolby Digital



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16:9 HD
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