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The Brink 

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (2015)
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Top U.S. government and military scramble to prevent World War 3 from happening amidst the chaos of a geopolitical crisis.
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Series cast summary:
Jack Black ...  Alex Talbot 10 episodes, 2015
Tim Robbins ...  Walter Larson 10 episodes, 2015
Pablo Schreiber ...  Zeke Tilson 10 episodes, 2015
Aasif Mandvi ...  Rafiq Massoud 10 episodes, 2015
Maribeth Monroe ...  Kendra Peterson 10 episodes, 2015
Eric Ladin ...  Glenn Taylor 10 episodes, 2015
Geoff Pierson ...  Pierce Grey 10 episodes, 2015
Esai Morales ...  President Julian Navarro 10 episodes, 2015
Iqbal Theba ...  General Umair Zaman 9 episodes, 2015
Erick Avari ...  Hasan 7 episodes, 2015
Melanie Chandra ...  Fareeda 7 episodes, 2015
John Larroquette ...  Robert Kittredge 7 episodes, 2015
Carla Gugino ...  Joanne Larson 6 episodes, 2015
Lamont Thompson ...  Dougan 6 episodes, 2015
Ryan Cutrona ...  James Donaldson 5 episodes, 2015
Marshall Manesh ...  Rafiq Massoud Sr. 5 episodes, 2015
Meera Syal ...  Naeema 5 episodes, 2015
Leslie Awender Leslie Awender ...  Aide to CIA Director 5 episodes, 2015
Beth Horne Beth Horne ...  Embassy Staff 5 episodes, 2015
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A new half hour comedy series, The BRINK focuses on a geopolitical crisis which tie three men together. The US Secretary of State - Walter Larson (Tim Robbins); a lowly Foreign Service Officer - Alex Talbot (Jack Black); and an ace Navy Fighter Pilot, Zeke Tilson (Pablo Schreiber). These three men must somehow pull through the chaos around them to save the planet from World War III. Written by DeAlan Wilson www.ComedyE.com

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English

Release Date:

21 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Tim Robbins also had a cameo in Jack Black's "Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny"(2006) See more »

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Many of the scenes featuring the 5th Fleet feature the F-14 Tomcat on deck; the Tomcat was retired from US Naval service in 2006. See more »

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Foreign Minister Rakesh Pandit: [to Walter Larson, U.S. Secretary of State] We have a saying in India; don't trust Pakistan.
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~~Show starts off strong and is funny in almost every scene, highly recommend~~
14 August 2015 | by ShengalangSee all my reviews

HBO's new show "The Brink" tells the story of the U.S. government and their attempts at foreign affair through dark comedy and satire. Without spoiling anything, the show brings you around the world as you follow characters like Alex Talbot (Jack Black), Walter Larson (Tim Robbins), and Zeke Tilson (Pablo Schreiber) through U.S. government and military scramble to prevent World War 3 from happening.

It's been a long time since I actually found a TV show this funny. The cast in this show are fantastic; Jack Black, Tim Robbins, and Pablo Schreiber really sell the show for me along with many other supporting actors. When I first saw Jack Black, I thought his performance was going to be over the top with crazy expressions and hand gestures, but I'm glad that he toned it down. Don't get me wrong, I love Jack Black. I just didn't think that his performance in Tenacious D was going to work in here. Compared to the movies he usually does, The Brink combines a serious, suspenseful, and playful tone at the same time.

In conclusion, the pacing in this movie is really good, this is not the type of show that has a lot of background story in character development. They are more concerned with the present and fast paced movie that gives you suspense and a good laugh. Overall, I'm really impressed with this show and I hope it goes on for many more seasons!


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