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Manhunt: The Unabomber 

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An in-depth look at how an FBI profiler helped track down the terrorist Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber.
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Series cast summary:
Jalen Major ...  Airplane Passenger 8 episodes, 2017
Sam Worthington ...  Jim 'Fitz' Fitzgerald 7 episodes, 2017
Jeremy Bobb ...  Stan Cole 7 episodes, 2017
Ben Weber ...  Andy Genelli 7 episodes, 2017
Chris Noth ...  Don Ackerman 7 episodes, 2017
Paul Bettany ...  Ted Kaczynski 7 episodes, 2017
Lynn Collins ...  Natalie 7 episodes, 2017
Martin Feigen Martin Feigen ...  UTF Agent 7 episodes, 2017
Brían F. O'Byrne ...  Frank McAlpine 6 episodes, 2017
Keisha Castle-Hughes ...  Tabby 5 episodes, 2017
Mark Duplass ...  David Kaczynski 5 episodes, 2017
Elizabeth Reaser ...  Ellie Fitzgerald 5 episodes, 2017
Diesel Madkins ...  Ernie Esposito 5 episodes, 2017
John Merical John Merical ...  UTF Agent / ... 5 episodes, 2017
Katja Herbers ...  Linda Patrik 4 episodes, 2017
Michael Banks Repeta ...  Dan Fitzgerald 4 episodes, 2017
Merrill Beckwith Merrill Beckwith ...  Agent 4 episodes, 2017
Griff Furst ...  Burkhardt 3 episodes, 2017
Rebecca Henderson ...  Judy Clarke 3 episodes, 2017
Jane Lynch ...  Janet Reno 3 episodes, 2017
Will Murden ...  Sean Fitzgerald 3 episodes, 2017
Bonnie Johnson ...  Wanda Kaczynski 3 episodes, 2017
Rowan Bousaid Rowan Bousaid ...  Yuppy Dad (Birdwatcher) / ... 3 episodes, 2017
Tonya Bludsworth ...  Yuppy Mom (Birdwatcher) / ... 3 episodes, 2017
Jason Jones Jason Jones ...  UTF Agent 3 episodes, 2017
Lewis 'Lj' Johnson III Lewis 'Lj' Johnson III ...  UTF Agent 3 episodes, 2017
Trieste Kelly Dunn ...  Theresa Oakes 2 episodes, 2017
Tyler Huth ...  Timmy Oakes 2 episodes, 2017
Mike Pniewski ...  Dr. Charles Epstein 2 episodes, 2017
Steve Coulter ...  Anthony Bisceglie 2 episodes, 2017
Dan Triandiflou ...  Gary Wright 2 episodes, 2017
Joe Knezevich ...  Steve Freccero 2 episodes, 2017
McKenna Grace Martin McKenna Grace Martin ...  Joanna Epstein 2 episodes, 2017
Jana Allen ...  Heidi Shumway 2 episodes, 2017
Mary Rachel Quinn ...  Lois Epstein 2 episodes, 2017
Candace Mabry Candace Mabry ...  Patrick Fischer's Secretary / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Doug Kruse ...  David Gelernter 2 episodes, 2017
Nonoma ...  FCI Prison Guard 2 episodes, 2017
Cade Smith ...  Doug Volkoff 2 episodes, 2017
Tom Thon ...  History of Science Prof. / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Dirk Forbes Dirk Forbes ...  FBI UTF Agent / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Ryan Newton Ryan Newton ...  Airport Pedestrian / ... 2 episodes, 2017
James Sterling James Sterling ...  BAU Profiler / ... 2 episodes, 2017
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Manhunt: Unabomber (formerly known as "Manifesto") will explore how the FBI caught infamous criminal masterminds, with each closed-ended season following a different case. The first season will focus on the FBI agent, a highly specialized linguist, who using unconventional means brought Ted Kaczynski, aka the "Unabomber", to justice after nearly a 20-year manhunt. The show, said to be heavily serialized and darkly psychological in the vein of True Detective,would provide insight into the criminal and the case but also the psychological effects the cases have on the FBI agents assigned to hunt down the most dangerous criminals who often delve into a kind of madness of their own, becoming totally absorbed in the crimes and forced to live inside the darkest minds imaginable for years. Written by ahmetkozan

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Manhunt: Lone Wolf See more »

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Chris Noth (Don Ackerman) & Jeremy Bobb (Stan Cole) also worked together on episode 7.14, The Good Wife: Monday (2016), of The Good Wife (2009), as Peter Florrick & Perry Dunst respectively. See more »

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Fitz wears a jacket in 1995 with the Philadelphia Eagles logo on it. However, the team started using this particular version of their logo a year later, in 1996. See more »

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Brilliant detective work
9 August 2017 | by celestekentSee all my reviews

The FBI uses profilers to figure out who their cold case perpetrators are and in this drama our hero develops a whole new form of Forensic linguistics to develop his profile. In the process he is up against the entire FBI bureaucracy who is mired in the old ways and who reject Fitz's new techniques. Even with all that without the brother turning him in there still might not be an end to this case.

The battle of wits between Fitz and the unabomber during their interviews is almost worth the entire series. The unabomber has many ideas that will fit well for many potential jury members and so the FBI wants a confession and not merely going to court with their mountain of evidence.

The ideas presented in this series about linguistics are interesting of themselves, the concepts of just what is meant by freedom for instance resonated with so many people.

I give this a big thumbs up!


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