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The Cape 

TV-14 | | Action, Drama | TV Series (2011)
Vince Faraday is a cop who has been framed for murder, leading him to fall off the grid and become the super hero known only as "The Cape."


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Series cast summary:
David Lyons ...  The Cape / ... 10 episodes, 2011
Keith David ...  Max Malini 10 episodes, 2011
Summer Glau ...  Orwell 10 episodes, 2011
James Frain ...  Peter Fleming / ... 10 episodes, 2011
Jennifer Ferrin ...  Dana Faraday 10 episodes, 2011
Ryan Wynott ...  Trip Faraday 10 episodes, 2011
Dorian Missick ...  Marty Voyt 10 episodes, 2011
Martin Klebba ...  Rollo 10 episodes, 2011
Anil Kumar ...  Ruvi 8 episodes, 2011
Vinnie Jones ...  Dominic Raoul / ... 6 episodes, 2011
Mather Zickel ...  Travis Hall 6 episodes, 2011
Izabella Miko ...  Raia 6 episodes, 2011


Vince Faraday is a cop who has been framed for murder, leading him to fall off the grid and become the super hero known only as "The Cape."

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Release Date:

9 January 2011 (USA) See more »

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Establishing shots for Palm City frequently include a building with green details that extends into a body of water and looks kind of like a cruise ship. That is 'The Residences at Dockside' condominium on the Delaware River in Philadelphia. See more »


Referenced in Community: Paradigms of Human Memory (2011) See more »

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Suggestion for Villain (You asked for villains): "The Lawyer".
18 January 2011 | by bc-921-773390See all my reviews

An extremely intelligent but nefarious ex-stockbroker convicted of embezzling millions from his clients spends 7 years of his 15 year sentence studying the law and planning his appeal. Though guilty, he concealed his crimes so well that only a technical slip-up by his bungling defense attorney caused his conviction. The bitter, brilliant convict achieves the overturn of his conviction the same way- on a tech- nicality. He vows revenge on the judicial system and passes the bar exam with flying colors. The press takes notice of this "ex-con" lawyer, and his notoriety gets the attention of Dana Faraday's law firm. Seeing the opportunity for free publicity, they hire him on a trial basis. The un- scrupulous lawyer proceeds to get every criminal he defends an acquital by unethical, often illegal means, without getting caught. His successes and his questionable methods come to the attention of Peter Fleming, who, though he controls much of the police dept., is still looking for inroads to control the courts and prisons. He also sees, and seizes apon, the opportunity to identify and recruit the smartest, most ruth- less criminals to create a street syndicate under his control to go after the Cape, Orwell, and any other public or judicial figures that get in his way. He does this through the manipulation of "the Lawyer" who is hell-bent on wreaking havoc on the judicial system, hiding behind the guise of a 'champion of the oppressed' defense attorney. Suspicions of Orwell, The Cape, and even Dana, working together, lead to the exposure and ultimate downfall of "The Lawyer", and the thwarting but not defeat, of Peter Flemming. Just an idea. Awesome show, but try to keep the plots and villains believable, though a little stretching doesn't hurt.

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