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The Event 

When a man goes looking for his missing girlfriend, he stumbles upon a government conspiracy that is bigger than the president himself.

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Nick Wauters
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jason Ritter ...  Sean Walker 22 episodes, 2010-2011
Sarah Roemer ...  Leila Buchanan 22 episodes, 2010-2011
Ian Anthony Dale ...  Simon Lee 22 episodes, 2010-2011
Zeljko Ivanek ...  Blake Sterling 22 episodes, 2010-2011
Blair Underwood ...  President Elias Martinez 22 episodes, 2010-2011
Laura Innes ...  Sophia Maguire 21 episodes, 2010-2011
Scott Patterson ...  Michael Buchanan 16 episodes, 2010-2011
Taylor Cole ...  Vicky Roberts 16 episodes, 2010-2011
Bill Smitrovich ...  Vice President Raymond Jarvis 15 episodes, 2010-2011
Lisa Vidal ...  Christina Martinez 14 episodes, 2010-2011
Clifton Collins Jr. ...  Thomas 13 episodes, 2010-2011
Blue Deckert ...  General Armbruster 11 episodes, 2010-2011
Sean Carrigan ...  Devon 11 episodes, 2011
Roger Bart ...  Richard Peel 10 episodes, 2011
Hal Holbrook ...  James Dempsey 10 episodes, 2010-2011
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Storyline

Jason Ritter stars as Sean Walker, a regular guy who launches an investigation into the disappearance of his fiancee. What he doesn't realize is that his probe begins to expose the biggest cover-up in American history. Walker's actions affect a number of strangers, including the newly elected president (Blair Underwood), and the global conspiracy he's uncovered could change the fate of mankind.

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What Will You Believe?


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2010 (USA) See more »

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Az esemény See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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The show's pilot episode is told almost entirely in retroversions to three different time frames. According to Nick Wauters, the show's creator, later episodes would use flashbacks more to develop the characters. "There will be big reveals and big clues in each episode," he said, promising that viewers would not have to wait too long for answers to questions raised. The last two episodes before and all episodes following the show's hiatus no longer featured flashbacks. Cast member Blair Underwood said regarding the removal of the flashbacks, "We had been jumping around a lot and doing flashbacks and that was confusing to people," and "So when we come back, that device is done with! We are now telling the story straight through so people can track it and follow it easier." See more »

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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.120 (2010) See more »

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I was amazed, twice.
23 September 2010 | by volk2001See all my reviews

The first time, I was amazed for 42 minutes or so, while watching the pilot. No more big brother - but a series that has: -a good cast -good directing -great production -intriguing plot (as it seems) -makes you think (yes, that thing that people do sometimes) -makes you wonder (the thing that makes life a bit more interesting)

Then, I was curious and went on IMDb. And was amazed yet again, for about 10 minutes, while reading the reviews. Out of 14, 13 "reviewers" gave it "2 stars"... People complain that they "couldn't follow up"... You know, sometimes it may worth your while, to actually PAY ATTENTION to what you're doing/watching.

If you liked "Flash Forward", and got disappointed when it was canceled (surely, due to the kind of feedback I just witnessed), you will definitely love this. If they manage to keep up with the anticipation left by the pilot, if they manage not to drain it like they did with "Lost", it has the potential of becoming one of the best series of late.

Cheers, and don't let the facts confuse you.


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