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A crew of high-tech crooks attempt to steal from wealthy criminals and corrupt businessmen.
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 Nathan Ford / ... (77 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Sophie Devereaux / ... (77 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Eliot Spencer / ... (77 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Parker / ... (77 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Alec Hardison / ... (77 episodes, 2008-2012)
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Former insurance claims investigator Nathan Ford heads a team of former top-criminals. They handle 'unorthodox' cases of people unlikely to get their dues through regular channels and legal procedures. That often involves stinging or otherwise scamming criminals. Nate's team is altered at times, and his professional as well as personal past repeatedly seems to catch up. Written by KGF Vissers

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Kari Matchett, who plays Nate's ex-wife in several episodes, Saul Rubinek, who played Victor Dubenich in The Nigerian Job and The Last Dam Job, and James Tolkan (The Cross My Heart Job) also had roles in the TV series A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000), for which Timothy Hutton was an executive producer and in which he was a co-star. Kari played the girlfriend (Lily Rowan) of Timothy Hutton's character Archie Goodwin, along with some other roles in this repertory-company type series. James Tolkan was also part of this company and appeared in many episodes. Saul had a recurring role (as Lon Cohen), and also appeared with Hutton in the TV movie The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000) (as Saul Panzer). See more »

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[season 3 and later openings]
Nathan Ford: [to camera] The rich and powerful take what they want. We steal it back from you.
Titles: [slides over the whole screen] LEVERAGE
Titles: [on footage of Eliot] LEV*HITTER*AGE
Titles: [on footage of Hardison] LEV*HACKER*AGE
Titles: [on footage of Sophie] LEVERA*GRIFTER*
Titles: [on footage of Parker] ERAG*THIEF*
Nathan Ford: [voiceover] Sometimes, bad guys make the best good guys.
Titles: [on footage of Ford] LEVE*BRAINS*GE
Nathan Ford: [to camera] We provide... leverage.
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Excellent new TV series! Well worth watching!
12 December 2008 | by (Newport, Rhode Island, USA) – See all my reviews

It usually takes me about three episodes of a new series to decide if it's worth continuing to watch. With "Leverage" I was hooked after the first 15 minutes. I think it's because it seemed to be an amalgam of some of my favorite TV shows of the past. This includes "The Equalizer" (righting wrongs using unconventional methods), "Mission Impossible" (the TV series)(putting a great team together to work towards a common goal), and "Banicek" (solving seemingly perfect crimes).

What I really like about it is the team. It is made up of very independent individuals who are master criminals. The key is how they have been enticed to work for Nathan Ford (Timothy Hutton's character). They all contribute to the cause and, because of it, find they are a very powerful force that can get them more of what they are looking for. There is also a camaraderie that I haven't seen in a long, long time.

What I also like about this show is that it is not dark and seedy. While there is violence, it is not gratuitous. And, so far, there have been no plot lines that involve stalkers or other misogynistic individuals. One can only hope it continues that way.

While there are great special effects, great sets, great actors and great acting, etc., I find that it is the writers who deserve the lions share of praise for concocting such an enjoyable storyline.

I am REALLY looking forward to more "Leverage" episodes! 10 out of 10


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