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The Unit 

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Hour long show which looks at the life of American super-secret operators.

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David Mamet
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2009   2008   2007   2006   Unknown  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Dennis Haysbert ...  Jonas Blane 69 episodes, 2006-2009
Regina Taylor ...  Molly Blane 69 episodes, 2006-2009
Audrey Marie Anderson ...  Kim Brown 69 episodes, 2006-2009
Robert Patrick ...  Colonel Tom Ryan 69 episodes, 2006-2009
Max Martini ...  Mack Gerhardt 69 episodes, 2006-2009
Abby Brammell ...  Tiffy Gerhardt 69 episodes, 2006-2009
Scott Foley ...  Bob Brown 69 episodes, 2006-2009
Michael Irby ...  Charles Grey 69 episodes, 2006-2009
Demore Barnes ...  Hector Williams 45 episodes, 2006-2009
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Hour long show which looks at the life of American super-secret operators.

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Taglines:

Covert warriors. Unsung heroes. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller | War

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

CBS [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In the Image Comics comic book series titled "The Activity" by Nathan Edmondson and Mitch Gerads, The Unit character of Mack Gerhardt is alluded to / paid homage to in issue #12 titled "Higher Ground." In the issue a special operations team, alluded to later in the issue as Delta Force, are making their way toward their mission in Fallujah. One of the team members is referred to by name as "Gerhardt." Later in the issue the team's individual call signs are named, and one of the call signs is "Dirt Diver." "Dirt Diver" is used numerous times as the designated call sign of Master Sergeant Mack Gerhardt in The Unit. See more »

Goofs

It's clear (probably due to series low budget) that many of the scenes, including those supposedly filmed on the base located in an unnamed Midwestern state, are actually shot in Southern California.

This is especially noticeable during scenes which reflect changes in seasons and which show hills covered in the dried brown grasslands common in Central and Southern California. See more »

Connections

References House of Games (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

The Freedom to Be
Written by Kit Hain
Performed by Erika Schiff (as Erika)
Courtesy of Wild Pink Music (ASCAP)
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Excellent show, worth watching. All of my family enjoy it, even the boys in the army.
11 October 2006 | by dorsai1See all my reviews

I quite enjoyed the first episode in this new series. One of the things i liked was the fact that they show the families and the impact on them as well as the fun and games that the men have. I look forward to the future episodes where they develop the characters. While I was not surprised by the plot line, I thought that it was time that more information about the worlds special forces was released to the public in a format to entertain as well as educate. While the production have taken some liberties to keep us entertained and interested, its better to have it on the Television than yet another aspect of military life ignored as if it doesn't exist. While the people who are in the special forces will probably spot numerous flaws, we, the public do not have their in-depth knowledge. Some of the public will complain because its not fully of 24/7 action, looks at more than death and actually might make us think.

Watch the series and enjoy it. I have and am going to continue to watch it.


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