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Sleeper Cell: American Terror - The C

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Set in post-9/11 America, SLEEPER CELL is a Showtime series that capitalizes on the country's fear and paranoia about terrorist organizations. Michael Ealy stars as Darwyn, an F.B.I. agent who has managed to infiltrate an Islamic terrorist cell in Los Angeles. Introduced to the group by leader Farik (Oded Fehr), Darwyn learns of their plans to attack Los Angeles, and faces some tough challenges as the time for the group to carry out the mission approaches. SLEEPER CELL is a brave piece of programming that resembles Fox's 24 in both its theme and its frantic pace. The entire first season is collected here.


Studio Showtime Entertainment
SKU 202135001
UPC 758445210927
UPC 14 00758445210927
Format DVD
Release Date 3/14/2006
Rating NR
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Name Ealy,Michael
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Cast & Crew
Alex Nesic - Actor
Blake Shields - Actor
Clark Johnson - Director
Cyrus Voris - Executive Producer
Ethan Reiff - Executive Producer
Ethan Reiff - Writer
James LeGros - Actor
Kamran Pasha - Writer
Lance Anderson - Editor
Matthew Jensen - Cinematographer
Melissa Sagemiller - Actor
Paul Haslinger - Original Music By
Robert Primes - Cinematographer
Tony Solomons - Editor
Ziad Doueiri - Director
Nominee (2006) Golden Globe, Sleeper Cell, Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Review As with reports about the 9/11 hijackers, "Sleeper Cell" finds irony in how these jihadists "go native" while stationed here, from frequenting strip clubs to holding all-American outdoor barbecues. It's at the latter where Darwyn meets Gayle (Melissa Sagemiller), a single mom with whom he foolishly becomes romantically entangled. That rather cliched relationship, along with occasional heavy-handed snippets of dialogue, detract from the cat-and-mouse thriller that series creators Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris ("Bulletproof Monk") have constructed, which proves initially engaging but sags in the middle episodes.
Reviewer Brian Lowry
ReviewRating 7
DVD, Behind The Scenes,Making of, Filmographies, Commentary
Product Attributes
Actor Alex Nesic / Ealy,Michael / Grant Heslov / Michael Ealy / Oded Fehr
Label Showtime Entertainment
Video Format DVD
Mark Runyon, PM Media Review The blocks of tension the show hurls at us are fantastic.
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