The Americans (2013–2018)
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The Jennings family face a choice that will change their lives forever.

Director:

Chris Long

Writers:

Joseph Weisberg (created by) (as Joe Weisberg), Joel Fields | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Keri Russell ... Elizabeth Jennings
Matthew Rhys ... Philip Jennings
Brandon J. Dirden ... Dennis Aderholt
Costa Ronin ... Oleg Burov
Keidrich Sellati ... Henry Jennings
Holly Taylor ... Paige Jennings
Margo Martindale ... Claudia (credit only)
Noah Emmerich ... Stan Beeman
Lev Gorn ... Arkady Zotov
Laurie Holden ... Renee
Boris Lee Krutonog ... Igor Burov (as Boris Krutonog)
Konstantin Lavysh ... Father Andrei
Joe Lanza ... Rick
Joseph Melendez ... Agent Ganzel
Derek Luke ... Gregory Thomas
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Storyline

Stan's FBI investigative senses cannot help but go on high alert when his neighbors and best friends Phil and Elizabeth seem to always be suspiciously out very late at night working at their travel agency, and/or taking out of state flights to handle last minute issues with their clients conveniently when one of his fellow agents and/or his confidential informants get murdered. Oleg gets arrested and the FBI agents intercept Phil's dead drop message that Oleg was intending to get back to Gorbachev. As the FBI picks up the Russian priest and they apply pressure on him to either save his church or not give up the two Russian KGB agents Phil and Elizabeth that he recently married, Phil and Elizabeth realize that they have to try and get back home to Russia, but they are in a real quandary what to do about their two children, Paige and Henry. Written by Ed Shullivan

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TV-MA
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

30 May 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

When a spy is caught behind enemy lines, at some point he might be repatriated to his home country, as part of a "spy swap". But, since the mission was not sanctioned by the KGB, Arkady raised these concerns to Oleg's father. See more »

Goofs

The Volvo 240, when entering the Russian border, has quad square head lights. Only the US version of the 240 were equipped this way, typically named as a USA-front. The Nordic/European models normally had two head lights, round for older make, square for later versions. See more »

Quotes

Stan Beeman: Paige, where you guys going?
Elizabeth Jennings: Home.
Stan Beeman: Really? Huh. Why? What's going on?
Elizabeth Jennings: I'm not feeling good.
Stan Beeman: Both your parents came to pick you up? That seems a little strange.
Elizabeth Jennings: We were coming from work.
Stan Beeman: [knowing she's lying] You were just at work.
Elizabeth Jennings: Why are you acting this way?
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Soundtracks

With or Without You
Written by Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge & Larry Mullen Jr.
Performed by U2
The FBI raids the Jennings' home while Stan and Renée look on. Philip, Elizabeth, and Paige board a train to Canada. At the border stop Paige unexpectedly stays behind in the U.S. Stan is seen telling a distraught Henry about the situation.
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Amazing 6 years storytelling!
31 May 2018 | by mosaatchiSee all my reviews

The Americans, thank you for amazing six years storytelling. Thank you Philipe, thank you Elizabeth, thank you Stan and all those who created such an engaging show, full of passion and excitement. I guess while watching the last episode my heartbeat was over 100 wishing everything goes well to all!. It's very rare that you equally love bad guys and good guys in a movie. I need nothing more to say.


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