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Alias 

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Sydney Bristow (Jennifer Garner) is an international spy recruited out of college, trained for espionage and self-defense.

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J.J. Abrams
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2006   2005   2004   2003   2002   2001  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 31 wins & 145 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Jennifer Garner ...  Sydney Bristow / ... 105 episodes, 2001-2006
Ron Rifkin ...  Arvin Sloane 105 episodes, 2001-2006
Carl Lumbly ...  Marcus Dixon 105 episodes, 2001-2006
Kevin Weisman ...  Marshall Flinkman 105 episodes, 2001-2006
Victor Garber ...  Jack Bristow 105 episodes, 2001-2006
Michael Vartan ...  Michael Vaughn 96 episodes, 2001-2006
Greg Grunberg ...  Eric Weiss 68 episodes, 2001-2006
David Anders ...  Julian Sark 56 episodes, 2002-2006
Merrin Dungey ...  Francie Calfo / ... 48 episodes, 2001-2006
Bradley Cooper ...  Will Tippin 47 episodes, 2001-2006
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Storyline

Sydney Bristow (Jennifer Garner) is a young, athletic, college graduate who was recruited her freshman year as a Secret Agent for SD-6, a top-secret branch of the C.I.A. After a few years, after Sydney confides her lifestyle to her boyfriend, the evil head of SD-6, Arvin Sloane (Ron Rifkin), has him killed. Sydney learns that SD-6 is part of a rogue international agency called the Alliance of 12, out to rule the world. She becomes a double agent, working with the real C.I.A. to bring down SD-6 with the assistance of her handler, Michael Vaughn (Michael Vartan), and her estranged father Jack Bristow (Victor Garber), also a double agent. Along the way, Sydney fights various rival agents, rival terrorist groups, and traitors all the while keeping her cloak-and-dagger lifestyle a secret from her friends (season one). Written by ahmetkozan

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Trivia

Vaughn's dog was named "Donovan". See more »

Goofs

In virtually every episode where the characters are shown sneaking around in Eastern European or Asian countries, US-style electrical outlets are visible. See more »

Quotes

Weiss: So, in a case like this, we start by digitizing all the news coverage that covered the bombing. You, uh, you like Italian food?
Christine Phillips: I have a boyfriend.
[Weiss looks up as Vaughn walks in the room]
Weiss: Yeah, me too.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits feature J.J. Abrams' trademark lens flares. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the UK the sixty minute version aired when premiered on Channel 4, but because of the early time slot of the show (5:30pm) cuts to violence were made. The scenes in Taipei were Sydney is tortured were all cut and we only see this section of the episode when the flashbacks end and the episode's timeline catches up with the character in Taipei. Throughtout the series' duration on Channel 4, cuts were made frequently to the violence and sometimes bad language. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in My Name Is Earl: My Name Is Alias (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Alias Theme
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Written by J.J. Abrams
Performed by Michael Giacchino
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User Reviews

One of the worst espionage TV series
26 March 2004 | by j889See all my reviews

Just imagine this: One not-so-bad-looking girl wearing bikini runs around kick heavily armed bad guys' asses. Remember Charlie's Angels? Alias is almost or equally ridiculous as that!! How the hell a long blond haired girl ever is able to kill or knock off guys that are 3 times as big as her, and how the hell can she be a spy when she's so freaking unbelievably emotional. She's always crying, or yelling when something's up. Note to bad guys, you gotta remember to grab her hair! MY GOD!!! This… TV series should be freaking more convincing. There is just too much impossibility in the series. Compare to 24, Alias is garbage.

Please don't waste your time on this junk. 3/10


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Country:

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Release Date:

30 September 2001 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(105 episodes)

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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4:3
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