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(2008–2012)

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The episodes Leverage: The Boys' Night Out Job (2011) and Leverage: The Girls' Night Out Job (2011) were shot simultaneously.
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Christian Kane (Eliot Spencer) did all of his own stunts.
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The same gold colored Buick Sedan can be seen throughout the series. It's missing the front passenger side hubcap.
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The number 42 is often used, a nod to "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" franchise.
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Hardison (Aldis Hodge) always uses the name Lucille for his vans, as an homage to blues great B.B. King, who always called his guitars Lucille.
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In "The 10 li'l Grifters Job", Nate (Timothy Hutton) dresses up as Ellery Queen, and says he was "the world's greatest detective". Timothy Hutton's real-life father, the late Jim Hutton, played the title character in the "whodunit" show Ellery Queen (1975).
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Parker (Beth Riesgraf) is named after the famous fictional thief, created by Donald E. Westlake, under the pen name Richard Stark. Just as in the novels, Parker is only ever referred to as "Parker". No first (or possibly last) name is ever given, though both the Leverage character, and the one from the novels, is known by many aliases.
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Real (former) confidence tricksters were consultants on this show. Most of the "famous cons" mentioned (e. g., "The Fiddle Game" or "The Skagway Shuffle") are, in fact, real classic con games.
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The first season was aired out of chronological order. The correct order, as presented on the DVD set, is as follows: Leverage: The Nigerian Job (2008), Leverage: The Homecoming Job (2008), Leverage: The Wedding Job (2009), Leverage: The Snow Job (2009), Leverage: The Mile High Job (2009), Leverage: The Miracle Job (2008), Leverage: The Two-Horse Job (2008), Leverage: The Bank Shot Job (2008), Leverage: The Stork Job (2009), Leverage: The Juror #6 Job (2009), Leverage: The 12-Step Job (2009), Leverage: The First David Job (2009), Leverage: The Second David Job (2009).
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Sophie (Gina Bellman) performs as Lady Macbeth in both the series pilot, and the finale.
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Eliot continually says "it's a very distinctive..." when explaining why he knows something (for example, It's a very distinctive haircut, boot print, et cetera).
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The Leverage team often encounters a specific safe, the Glenn-Reider. In The Librarians (2014), which is also produced by Dean Devlin, in the episode, "And The Point Of Salvation", the same safe company is mentioned.
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Each member of the crew receives $32,761,349 from the first job they pull together. (The Nigerian Job)
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Though seasons two through four were set in Boston, filming was actually done in Portland, Oregon. In "The Three Strikes Job", when Eliot (Christian Kane) is impersonating a baseball player, he makes a reference to having played in Portland. Also, the ballpark they are stealing, PGE Park, and the Beavers, are Portland's baseball team. In season five, the Leverage team finally makes their move to Portland in the show, as they film there anyway.
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The show's Story Editors were Glenn and Reider. Many of the security systems the crew faced were identified as Glenn-Reider systems.
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Many of the shady business practices the Leverage team seeks to correct are based on real life occurrences. For example, the antagonist in "The Order 23 Job" is transparently based on Bernie Madoff, and the trick the Retzings pull in "The Snow Job" was actually perpetrated on several families in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
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Richard Chamberlain is in two episodes as the character Archie Leach. That is also the name of the character played by John Cleese in A Fish Called Wanda (1988). Cary Grant's birth name was Archibald Alexander Leach.
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In the universe of this show, the Stanley Cup is a fake, the real one having been stolen by Sophie.
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Aldis Hodge and Christian Kane played roles in versions of Friday Night Lights. Christian Kane played Brian in the movie, while Aldis had a small role in the television series for six episodes, as Ray "Voodoo" Tatum.
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Aldis Hodge and Mark Sheppard appeared on Supernatural (2005).
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While the character of "Parker" in this show, is a tribute to the Donald Westlake character, somewhat more faithful versions of Parker have been played by Lee Marvin (Walker in Point Blank (1967)), Mel Gibson (Porter in Payback (1999)), and Jason Statham (Parker in Parker (2013)), among others.
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186-KVE is a license plate that appears numerous times on multiple vehicles. There is no given explanation for this. Nor is there a stated significance.
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Nate frequently refers to himself as a thief, but he and his crew don't technically "steal" anything. They trick their marks into handing over whatever they're after willingly.
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The fourth of four appearances of Timothy Hutton playing a character fighting the system. The first three were Taps (1981), Turk 182 (1985), and The Falcon and the Snowman (1985).
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The team seems unconcerned about leaving fingerprints when they enter someone else's home/office. They are rarely shown wearing gloves.
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Kari Matchett, who plays Nate's ex-wife in several episodes, and Saul Rubinek, who played Victor Dubenich in "The Nigerian Job" and "The Last Dam Job", and James Tolkan (The Cross My Heart Job) also had roles in the television series A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001), for which Timothy Hutton was an Executive Producer, and in which he was a co-star. Kari played the girlfriend (Lily Rowan) of Timothy Hutton's character Archie Goodwin, along with some other roles in this repertory-company type series. James Tolkan was also part of this company, and appeared in many episodes. Saul had a recurring role (as Lon Cohen), and also appeared with Hutton in the television movie The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000) (as Saul Panzer).
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Sophie Devereaux's "soul-searching" absence from the team, for the second half of season two, was written to give Gina Bellman maternity leave, as she was pregnant with her daughter at that time.
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In the "Two Live Crew" episode, Sophie was buried by one of her aliases, "Katherine". At the end, the headstone shows "Sophie Devereaux".
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Chaos (Wil Wheaton) asks for Sophie (Gina Bellman) to dress as Deanna Troi when he is asked to help the team. Deanna Troi is a character from the TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), in which Wil Wheaton appeared.
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