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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 »

Also Known As:

Az esemény See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Laura Innes was cast as Sophia Maguire, a role which was originally envisioned as male. Blair Underwood came on board in early March 2010 in the role of President Eli Martinez, a role which was originally planned for a Hispanic actor. See more »

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

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Yawn, full of repetition and padding.
29 September 2010 | by javajo-850-965231See all my reviews

So I wasn't impressed with the pilot, found one of the main characters (Sara Roemer)to be a hum-drum drain that we have to work too hard to find believable, still some strong actors to pull it thru like Ritter, Innes and Underwood so I decided to give it another chance. Holy boring-soap-opera Batman! Was that ever a waste of time. The second installment was a duplicate of the first. It simply repeated everything they showed us the first time only from a side view perspective of someone else. OK, we already got that. It was not news, it was wholly predictable and painfully boring. I thought maybe there must be some interesting tidbit of news before the show ended but was ultimately punished for my patience. Unbelievable that producers think so little of our intellectual capability, treating us like toddlers that need everything to be repeated repeatedly. All the flashbacks are just annoying because we live a linear existence and like our stories to not deviate from that natural time flow so drastically. Lost interest now.


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