The Unit (2006–2009)
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Force Majeure 

The Unit is sent into a North Carolina hurricane to rescue a brutal dictator, but a surprise awaits them at the hospital.


James Whitmore Jr.


Eric L. Haney (book), David Mamet (creator) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Haysbert ... Jonas Blane
Regina Taylor ... Molly Blane
Robert Patrick ... Colonel Tom Ryan (credit only)
Audrey Marie Anderson ... Kim Brown
Max Martini ... Mack Gerhardt
Abby Brammell ... Tiffy Gerhardt
Michael Irby ... Charles Grey
Demore Barnes ... Hector Williams
Scott Foley ... Bob Brown
Isaach De Bankolé ... General Togar
Michele Greene ... Cynthia Burdett
Summer Glau ... Crystal Burns
Karina Logue ... Dr. Passani
Mike Genovese ... Vince
Joel Polis ... Administrator


The Unit is sent into a North Carolina hurricane to rescue a brutal dictator, but a surprise awaits them at the hospital.

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hurricane | dictator | helicopter | See All (3) »


Action | Drama | Thriller | War








Release Date:

17 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The "John Smith" referred to in the history presentation is the man who was the founder of the first permanent settlement in America at Jamestown, Virginia, which was established on May 4, 1607." John Smith" is also the alias given to General Togar, the African dictator the Unit members were charged with transporting from the hospital to Fort Bragg in the same episode. See more »


Dr. Passani attempts to defibrillate General Togar. She says she's "charging [the paddles] to 15." 15 joules would be appropriate for an infant or small child. For an adult, 50 would be a better starting place. See more »


I Never
Performed by Rilo Kiley
(plays as Tiffy wakes up Mack)
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A Different Kind Of Assignment
4 October 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This episode was different from the norm, not as intense but still very interesting. Instead of a military operation with bullets flying here and there, "Snake Doctor" and the team are sent to North Carolina to get an ailing African dictator out of hospital and back to his country. It's a tough assignment because the area is being hit with a hurricane, and the patient is not a good man.

How the team can get him, his bodyguards and then - surprise - a bunch of sick folks left behind - all out of there in a helicopter under severe weather conditions, is the predicament.

The secondary story back at the base involves a couple of silly minor things, not up to snuff and not even worth discussing.

I had no problem, however, with this episode and enjoyed the different kind of challenge that confronted the guys.

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