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Manhunt: 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:
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 ...  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 ...  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 ...  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 ...  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 ...  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:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

The end scene in the License plate of the Volvo is 2SAM564. This is same license plate on Ray Donovan's Mercedes used in the tv series 'Ray Donovan.' See more »

Goofs

The show depicts Fitz as almost immediately dismissing the theory that the Unabomber was a disgruntled mechanic. In real life, Fitz says he did not totally dismiss this idea until they were much closer to finding Kaczynski. See more »

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Okay as fiction - far from being accurate
2 March 2018 | by mrvaninSee all my reviews

Apparently the producers thought that the UNABOM hook would pay off - and the high rating for this series certainly seems to validate their low opinion of viewers' interest in accuracy.

From the perspective of someone who knows a fair amount of the real story, this dramatisation is somewhat annoying. In addition, unnecessary drama just makes certain aspects so tedious. In particular, the negativity that was guaranteed any time that agent Stan Cole (Jeremy Bobb) appeared on-screen, and the weak-willed, moping "composite" characterisation of 'Fitz' "I can't work this way!" Fitzgerald (Sam Worthington) made the FBI look like an amateur group of drama-queens and back-stabbers.

So, instead, treating this as a fanciful alternative-universe take on the UNABOMBER investigation, it's a fairly mundane FBI profiler flick chopped up and stretched into seven mildly interesting episodes. Some reviewers have been very dismissive or derogatory of unenthusiastic reviews. I understand how they feel, because I see no substance to warrant the high score from the opposite view.


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