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Alias 

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Sydney Bristow is an international spy recruited out of college, trained for espionage and self-defense.

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J.J. Abrams
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jennifer Garner ...  Sydney Bristow / ... 105 episodes, 2001-2006
Ron Rifkin ...  Arvin Sloane 105 episodes, 2001-2006
Carl Lumbly ...  Marcus Dixon 105 episodes, 2001-2006
Kevin Weisman ...  Marshall Flinkman 105 episodes, 2001-2006
Victor Garber ...  Jack Bristow 105 episodes, 2001-2006
Michael Vartan ...  Michael Vaughn 96 episodes, 2001-2006
Greg Grunberg ...  Eric Weiss 68 episodes, 2001-2006
David Anders ...  Julian Sark 56 episodes, 2002-2006
Merrin Dungey ...  Francie Calfo / ... 48 episodes, 2001-2006
Bradley Cooper ...  Will Tippin 47 episodes, 2001-2006
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Storyline

Sydney Bristow is a young, athletic, college graduate who was recruited her freshman year as a Secret Agent for SD-6, a top-secret branch of the C.I.A. After a few years, after Sydney confides her lifestyle to her boyfriend, the evil head of SD-6, Arvin Sloan, has him killed. Sydney learns that SD-6 is part of a rogue international agency called the Alliance of 12, out to rule the world. She becomes a double agent, working with the real C.I.A. to bring down SD-6 with the assistance of her handler, Michael Vaughn, and her estranged father Jack Bristow, also a double agent. Along the way, Sydney fights various rival agents, rival terrorist groups, and traitors all the while keeping her cloak-and-dagger lifestyle a secret from her friends. (Season 1) Written by ahmetkozan

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

30 September 2001 (USA) See more »

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(105 episodes)

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

For her birthday, Jennifer Garner was given a pink bicycle by J.J. Abrams. Being the first one on-set, she would often greet the production crew by ringing the bells on the bike's handlebars. See more »

Goofs

In season 3, Omnifam's office is in Zurich, Switzerland, but the distinctive Munttoren, canal tour boats and the yellow trams of Amsterdam spoil the illusion. See more »

Quotes

Agent Marshall Flinkman: My name is Marshall J. Flinkman, and I'm here to rescue you.
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Crazy Credits

All episodes end with the word "ALIAS" appearing on the screen, except for the final episode of the final season in which the message "Thank you for five wonderful years" appears on screen instead. See more »

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Network Standard Definition broadcast is (usually) in full-screen. High Definition, as well as DVD releases are shown in their native aspect ratio, or in widescreen. See more »


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Alias Theme
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Watching Alias is not quite as enjoyable as drinking bile.
21 March 2002 | by Catalyst-3See all my reviews

Alias is the story of some pretty-faced college student who is recruited by the CIA to run off on her little spy missions (a pale rehash of just about everything ever filmed on the subject of espionage). The real CIA should be ashamed of this portrayal of their work. It appears that everyone on this series, ESPECIALLY Jennifer Garner, have matriculated at the Block of Wood School of Acting.

The fact that THIS has been beating The X-Files in the ratings this season is a valid argument in favor of devolution. Fortunately, it doesn't seem to be beating The X-Files by too much, so maybe this won't last too much longer.


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