Leverage

Leverage – The Final Season

by Alan Rapp on September 27, 2013

in DVD Reviews 

  • Title: Leverage – Season Five
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Leverage - The Final SeasonSometimes bad guys really did make the best good guys. Nine months after Leverage went off the air for the final time the show’s Fifth Season finally arrives on DVD. The final season offers a new home for the team, Parker (Beth Riesgraf) and Hardison (Aldis Hodge) as a couple, Nate (Timothy Hutton) making big plans, and the return of Sterling (Mark Sheppard) for the series finale.

Highlights of the season include insanely huge cons involving the theft of the Spruce Goose, faking first contact to drive their mark crazy, performing the impossible White Rabbit, solving the real-life mystery of D.B. Cooperconning Capital Hillstopping a terrorist plotstealing Christmas from an evil toy manufacturer, and an injured Parker taking down a gang of thieves on her own.

Other episodes involve the team helping out a minor league hockey team and small winery, taking down a Wall Street swindler in Witness Protection, and Elliot (Christian Kane) enlisting the team to help out an old friend.

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Back When Bad Guys Made the Best Good Guys

by Alan Rapp on December 29, 2012

in Found on the Net

  • Title: Leverage
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Sadly Leverage is over, but thanks to Parker (Beth Riesgraf) we have this slideshow from the show’s first season to remember a happier time when thieves, masterminds, grifters, hackers, and hitters reminded us that sometimes bad guys do make the best good guys.

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Leverage – The Long Good-bye Job

by Alan Rapp on December 26, 2012

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Leverage – The Long Good-bye Job
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In the series finale Nate (Timothy Hutton) is approached by his son’s former physician who needs his help to save another patient in danger of dying of the same condition of that killed Nate’s son. To retrieve the drug the company refuses to release means breaking into a facility with government level security given the building also houses a federal law enforcement Intenet hub server housing backup files for the FBI, CIA, DEA, and Interpol.

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Leverage – The Toy Job

by Alan Rapp on December 20, 2012

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Leverage – The Toy Job
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“We’re gonna steal Christmas.”

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In this year’s holiday-themed episode the Leverage team set out to prevent a greedy former arms dealer (Gregg Henry) turned dirty CEO of a global toy conglomerate from releasing a dangerous toy he knows to be potentially harmful to children just in time for the Christmas rush. The initial plan of sending in Parker (Beth Riesgraf) to steal the safety report written by their client (Rodney Hicks), which would prove the toy’s dangers to youngsters and get it pulled from toy store shelves, comes up empty when they discover the CEO has already bought himself an alternative safety approval after doctoring the toy’s data.

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Leverage – The Corkscrew Job

by Alan Rapp on December 12, 2012

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  • Title: Leverage – The Corkscrew Job
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After a woman’s father drops dead working at a local winery, the Leverage crew attempts to discover the secret behind a series of worker deaths the winery wants covered up and con a corrupt winery owner (Hart Bochner) out of his prized possession – a priceless bottle of wine once owned by Thomas Jefferson. While Eliot (Christian Kane) learns what he can working in the fields, Parker (Beth Riesgraf) goes undercover as an intern, Hardison (Aldis Hodge) goes in as a vintner, and Sophie (Gina Bellman) becomes the owner’s newest prized salesperson who works her magic to get the man to begin to doubt his own collection.

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