Leverage

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The television series LEVERAGE follows a team of thieves, hackers and con artists who act as modern-day Robin Hoods, standing up for the little guy who has been victimized by the rich and powerful.
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  1. 1. The Nigerian Job
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    December 7, 2008
    57min
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    A desperate aerospace CEO asks Nate Ford - an insurance investigator who once specialized in recovering stolen goods worth millions - to lead a team of expert thieves to recover airplane designs from the rival company that took them.
  2. 2. The Homecoming Job
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    December 9, 2008
    43min
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    The Homecoming Job
  3. 3. The Two-Horse Job
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    December 16, 2008
    43min
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    The Two-Horse Job
  4. 4. The Miracle Job
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    December 23, 2008
    43min
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    The Miracle Job
  5. 5. The Bank Shot Job
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    December 30, 2008
    43min
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    While working a con on a corrupt County judge in an outlying desert town, the team gets caught in the middle of a bank robbery... and Nate and Sophie are taken as hostages, along with their mark.
  6. 6. The Stork Job
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    January 6, 2009
    43min
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    The Stork Job
  7. 7. The Wedding Job
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    December 30, 2008
    43min
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    To retrieve the money promised to the family of an innocent man who took the fall for a Mafia boss, the Leverage team poses as the wedding planners for the don's only daughter on her big day.
  8. 8. The Mile High Job
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    January 20, 2009
    43min
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    The Leverage team attempts to expose a conglomerate's cover-up of their toxic fertilizer which has resulted in the death of a young girl.
  9. 9. The Snow Job
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    January 27, 2009
    43min
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    The Snow Job
  10. 10. The 12 Step Job
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    February 3, 2009
    43min
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    The 12 Step Job
  11. 11. The Juror#6 Job
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    February 10, 2009
    43min
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    When Parker attends jury duty in order to keep up the legitimacy of one of her aliases, she notices some strange things at the trial.
  12. 12. The First David Job
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    February 17, 2009
    43min
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    The First David Job
  13. 13. The Second David Job
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    February 24, 2009
    43min
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    The Second David Job

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2009
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Electric Entertainment
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I. MoriReviewed in the United States on April 30, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Episodes out of order on the DVD set
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Leverage the series is definitely worth watching. Over the years I've returned to this series over and over again for a bit of light -hearted fun, crazy heists, and watching the good guys win. If it were just the series I'm rating I'd give it a 5-star.

However, the episodes are out of order on the DVD, and lack even basic features (like scene selection et al). If you're new to Leverage, the absence of episodes 4-6 on the first two discs will make for some continuity issues and moderate confusion, especially with the development of the Nate/Sophie relationship. If you're new to the series I highly recommend you watch the episodes not in disc order, but via INDB or Wikipedia order.
31 people found this helpful
Charuko NakamachiReviewed in the United States on November 18, 2017
3.0 out of 5 stars
I’m a fan of Leverage so I was happy to receive this dvd set for the first season
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I’m a fan of Leverage so I was happy to receive this dvd set for the first season. Especially after Netflix dropped the show from their lineup. However, the second disc, 4th episode “The Miracle Job” would not play. So, I ordered a replacement. Same problem. Everything else is fine. I’m returning the replacement and living with the problem for now even though The Miracle Job is one of my favorite episodes.
18 people found this helpful
Margaret ThomasReviewed in the United States on September 13, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
People kept telling me to watch this, and I finally did!
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Our whole family loves Leverage! It's well written and very well acted, and the characters just become part of the family, eventually.
Our favorite episodes from this season were "The Bank Shot Job" and "The Juror #6 Job". Our entire family hates courtroom episodes, Sooner or later almost every show has one, but this one made up for all the horrible ones we've sat through with other shows. It was brilliant!
The youngest kids had their pictures taken with Christian Kane at Dragoncon, and in both photos he had the exact same look, and it's the look you would expect Elliot to have if forced to stand for photos all day. It was perfect! SO "Leverage"!
This is a great show, and the cast just happens to be long lost family members you never knew you had. At least, they'll feel that way by the end.
Most shows let the writing slip after they hook you on the characters, but Leverage stays good all the way through.
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C. HughesReviewed in the United States on March 17, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Glad I got the DVD
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I think that whenever you love a television show, you should get the DVD as homage to a show that you loved but also because of the DVD extras. First, the weakness of this DVD set is that there doesn’t appear to be any cast member commentary which is a shame because there are occasions when watching the show that I wonder why a cast member made a particular choice or how much fun did a cast member (or couple of cast members) have in a scene. So I hate not having them there to explain their view point. With that said, I love hearing the producers, directors, and writers provide input on scenes and/or the process to get to a scene.

The contributors are a chatty group so make sure that you’ve watched the episode so many times that you know what’s going on without hearing. And they appear to have made a conscious decision to not “watch” the show rather to comment. So they aren’t watching the show with you they are talking about what went on behind the scenes. They talk about some of the infamous Hardison scenes and Aldis’s improvational skills which they really love and trust. They talk about Pardison and conscious decisions that were made to be physically stand next to one another to show their growing relationship. That talk about Kane humor and the humorous actions and expressions that he brings to Eliot that I had never really thought about. They discuss sibling relationships (Eliot, Parker, Hardison) the father/son dynamic between Nate and Hardison, and the “equals” relationship between Eliot and Sophie/Nate. These are things that you saw as a fan but it’s good to hear it discussed.

I’m only on season two but it is the conspiracy episode where the reporter has ruined a guy’s career so the team sets out to discredit the reporter. In the episode, Parker becomes curious about conspiracies and begins to ask Eliot about different conspiracies. Not sure who it was but someone mentioned that he sent a note to a big wig and asked, “How is Eliot responding to Parker.” The reply came back, “Like a big brother effing with his baby sister.” It’s something that we saw but it was nice to hear that response.

As indicated, I’m only on season 2 but I’m so pleased with my decision to purchase this. I purchased seasons 1 - 3 together because the 5 season bundle wasn’t offered. But I’m going to have to get season’s 4 and 5 soon because I am watching a season a weekend. It’s a shame that TNT cancelled this show because it really was a fun show to watch.
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DaBoujiboReviewed in the United States on March 17, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love the series
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This was actually the last season I was able to buy. I first watched this series on Netflix. When it left Netflix, I was sad. I actually like the characters. I know some reviews talk about various issues, but I guess I am more flexible. I've seen Beth Riesgraf (aka Parker) in a few other TV shows such as Criminal Minds. I like her as an actress. Christian Kane (aka Elliot) is also good in The Librarians.

Sometimes there are continuity issues but I have seen that in other TV shows and movies. I do think that 5 seasons was just right for this series. I feel 5 or 6 seasons is good for most TV series. I do recommend people remember this is not supposed to be a reflection of reality like you find with Law and Order and what not. It is more on par with an exaggerated reality like Oceans 11 in my opinion. While it theoretically could happen, it is not as likely.

Note: Season 1 is the only disc that is out of play order compared to what was released on Netflix and apparently TV when it first aired. I thought that was a problem until I did some research. Apparently, the DVD is the order the director wanted them to be released. The network chose to air them in a different order. Once I got used to the order, it was fine. I just watched it so much my memory just expects a different order. Also, I was concerned that the season I received was not legitimate as the inner cover does not list the episode detail like seasons 2-5, but I have had no issues with playback, so I'm not worried.
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ToaorpReviewed in the United States on July 25, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
Out of Order Episodes
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This is a review of the DVD set, not Leverage. I've watched the series several times, and love it. The issue is that the order of the episodes is all messed up! Episode 1 and 2 are right, but after that they are all out of order. This is a major issue for people that are watching the series for the first time, or for people that want to watch them chronologically.
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B W ParkerReviewed in the United States on December 12, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Very Good Series
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Really like Leverage. Watched one episode on tv and decided to buy the whole series to see it without commercials and very glad I did. But a word of warning, check each disc - especially if you plan to give this as a gift. With only minor scratches, check to make sure the disc will load and play. Had to return the first one I received due to scratches and every season I've ordered has had the same issue. Other than that I have no negative comments about this series.
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H. BalaReviewed in the United States on August 5, 2009
5.0 out of 5 stars
"Sometimes bad guys are the only good guys you get."
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Hog heaven, brother, is what I'm wallowing in. Loving con artist stories like I do, LEVERAGE: THE FIRST SEASON is like unwrapping a crazy awesome present. If you dig stuff like [[ASIN:B0009X766Y The Sting (Universal Legacy Series)]], [[ASIN:B000P0J0BK Ocean's Eleven (Widescreen Edition)]], or even [[ASIN:B00009RDGA Paper Moon]], then LEVERAGE falls right in your wheelhouse. It's slick and smart and funny, and the key characters, initially cut from that predictable mold, quickly grow on you. TNT rolled out thirteen episodes of television goodness, except that by the first episode I'd already gotten hooked. Okay, "The Miracle Job" isn't any great shakes, but the rest of the episodes are very good. In fact, the standouts are "The Nigerian Job," "The Mile High Job," "The Stork Job," "The Juror #6 Job," and the two parter season closers "The First David Job" & "The Second David Job."

I don't follow Timothy Hutton too much, but if a guy was ever meant to play a functioning alcoholic mastermind, it's Hutton. Nathan Ford (Hutton) is an ex-insurance investigator who parted ways with his insurance company when it refused to pay for his 8-year-old son's medical treatment. And Nathan's son died. So there's a grudge against corporate entities already set in place when Nathan is approached to lead a "specialized" team in a righteous heist. And that's how the not-quite-legal Leverage Consulting & Associates firm was born (providing "leverage" for the downtrodden).

Thing is, Nathan Ford, all divorced and still grieving for his dead son and bleary eyed from the cups, is still a straight shooter, even though he's now orchestrating heists and stiffing soulless mega-corporations and underhanded governmental agencies who've effed with the helpless common Joes. And, while Nathan hasn't exactly reformed his tiny gang of thieves, hackers, muscle, and flim-flammers (all of whom had, before this, preferred to work solo), he's got them having so much fun doing bad for good causes that it's almost the same thing. I don't know if this is coming out of left field or not, but there's also this A-TEAM vibe permeating the thing, with Timothy Hutton's character just falling short of lighting a stogie and declaring that "I love it when a plan comes together."

The show makes these characters interesting, and respective episodes do fill in some of the gaps in their backgrounds (although there's still a lot about their pasts that we're kept in the dark about). My favorite lawbreaker is Parker, the world's best thief and played with endless quirk, daredevil flair, and antisocial tendencies by Beth Riesgraf. Not to mention, she also provides a huge chunk of the funny. In "The Mile High Job" Parker's less than hostessy demeanor sets back stewardess/passenger relations for years. And in "The Juror #6 Job" I'll only mention that Parker attends jury duty (oh, and that she quiickly sniffs out a rat). Gina Bellman as grifter Sophie Devereaux also rocks it. I like that, when she's not hoodwinking her marks, Sophie sidelines as an actress, except that she's cringingly horrible at acting. But then put her in a scam, and she's flawless with her lines. She's simply hilarious in "The Stork Job," in which the Leverage crew takes over a Belgrade movie set (the movie is "Howl Force," about NATO troops being attacked by werewolves). Bellman and Riesgraf aren't your classic lookers, but there's no denying that Gina Bellman oozes sexy sophistication (and touts a range of convincing accents), and Beth Riesgraf smacks so much of crazy that I find her all kinds of attractive. (Huh. I may be a little disturbed myself.)

The stings usually involve lots of hi-tech stuff, and so it's gratifying to have an episode in which Parker is unexpectedly asked to steal an item and she, on the fly, bypasses an impressive security system using nothing but what's available at hand (bit of make-up, aluminum foil, etc.).

In thirteen episodes set to a jazzy cool musical score, the five-person team inflicts disguises, diversions, smooth con talk, double crosses, variations on classic scams and all around nasty trickeration on crooks big and small but all deserving. Part of the fun is when things don't go according to plan, and they end up having to improvise. The show indulges some in Fool-the-Audience and so part of the fun is also when the episode gets around to revealing what was really going on behind the scenes. And, to add even more flavoring, the show even introduces an element of romance here and there.

If there's a running sub-plot in this season, it's Nathan's worsening alcoholism. This finally forces the crew to do an "intervention," except that their notion of intervention isn't what you or I may come up with. This leads into the two-parter season finale, as the Leverage consulting firm tries to take down the insurance company which so messed up Nathan's life. And we also finally get to check out Nathan's hottie ex-wife. Also featured in the two-parter is recurring slimeball James Sterling, the chief investigator who'd taken over Nathan's position in that very same insurance company. In past episodes Sterling had gotten the better of Nathan. Methinks it's time for a getback.

Four discs in this set, with not too shabby special features: pretty informative producer/director/writer audio commentary on each episode (although one wishes that the cast had also been allowed to provide commentary); deleted scenes on selected episodes; "Leverage: Behind the Scenes" (12:40 minutes); "Anatomy of a Stunt Fight" - Christian Kane ("Eliot") breaks down a fight sequence from the episode "The First David Job"; "The Cameras of LEVERAGE" - um, basically a 2-minute showcase for the different types of cameras used in filming the show (kinda pointless, unless you're a tech freak); "LEVERAGE Gets Renewed" - a cool brief segment in which Dean Devlin gathers his cast & crew (necessitating some video conferencing) for the 2nd season renewal announcement; and Beth Riesgraf's very weird Crazy Actress Spoof.

The closing moments of the season finale attempts to throw some doubt as to whether these guys will stay together or go their separate ways. But no one was fooled. I mean, what beats getting payback for the little guy and being rewarded with an alternative revenue stream? The Leverage Consulting & Associates firm may be peopled with shifty characters, but they're shifty characters with pure hearts. More or less. Man, what a fun show!
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