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To prevent Iran from going nuclear, intelligence officer John Tavner must forgo all safety nets and assume a perilous "non-official cover" -- that of a mid-level employee at a Midwestern industrial piping firm.

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 John Tavner (10 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Edward Tavner (10 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Tom Tavner (10 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Alice Tavner (10 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Leslie Claret / ... (10 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Detective Agathe Albans (10 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Dennis McClaren / ... (10 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Peter Icabod (10 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Lawrence Lacroix (10 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Stephen Tchoo (9 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Jack Birdbath (8 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Det. Lucie Prum-Waltzing / ... (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Ally O'Dhonaill (8 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Mahtma El-Mashad (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Numi (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Sophie (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Mikham Candahar (6 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Gregory Gordon (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Kkyman Candahar (6 episodes, 2017)
Sabina Zeynalova ...
 Sandrine Gernsback (5 episodes, 2017)
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 Det. Emile Mills / ... (5 episodes, 2017)
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 Edgar Barros / ... (5 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Lori (5 episodes, 2017)
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 Upscale Hotel Lobby guest / ... (5 episodes, 2017)
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John Tavner doesn't really fit in with his quirky colleagues at the industrial piping corporation where he works. They don't really know much about him, but what they don't realize is that his life has been anything but mundane. To prevent Iran from going nuclear, he has assumed a fake persona as an average businessman when in reality he is actually a highly skilled intelligence officer, who took the piping job because of the routine business trips to Luxembourg, and because the job is secluded and too dull to be noticed. Unfortunately for him a European cop is at his heels trying to discover who he is, his incessantly grim and nervous coworker Mr. Icabod has figured out that he isn't who he says, and Steven, a chubby employee with a recent brain injury, is starting to remember a horrible act which John may have inflicted. Written by Gasmaskproductionsbooks

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5 November 2015 (USA)  »

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This is Kurtwood Smith's second role playing a character based in the state of Wisconsin. His first role was playing the father character Red Forman, in the TV program "That 70s Show," which ran from 1998-2006. See more »

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In the opening scene, the pipeline company executives grill the main character about his knowledge of pipelines. The head honcho mispronounces the type of weld he is asking about - a fillet weld - which is correctly pronounced "fill-it". See more »

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Mr. Leslie Claret: [Leslie is in the parking lot, spying on John and trying to catch him parking in the wrong space again] Icabod!
Peter Cassius Icabod: What?
Mr. Leslie Claret: Do you wanna see something cool?
Peter Cassius Icabod: Sure, I want to see something cool.
Mr. Leslie Claret: See that parking space over there? If he parks there again today, I'm gonna fire him.
Peter Cassius Icabod: [incredulous] That's cool...
Mr. Leslie Claret: [grinning] Ah, I'm really jacked about this...
Peter Cassius Icabod: You're harsh.
Mr. Leslie Claret: Well it's not just the parking! His Luxembourg numbers are all screwed up! I had to get that nice little Asian kid in here to do the math ...
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Charlie Foxtrot
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Written by Steven Conrad
Performed by Michael Dorman
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How refreshing! Something thats actually new and different
12 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

I can't remember the last time I saw something this unique. It's part Cohen brothers, part Marx Brothers and pure entertainment. I don't know who the geniuses behind this show are but they should win an award for creating an entirely new genre of entertainment. It's weird but not too weird, it's quirky but not too quirky, and although I can't really describe it, I loved it and want more. Seeing this makes me feel like there are at least a couple of brilliant, gutsy creative folks still working in "The Business." I'm sure who decided that all anyone wants to watch is reality TV and Dancing With The Stars (and lets face it, they have a rather lax definition of "star"). It's become so rare to see a new show or movie and say "wow, I've never seen anything like that." The only ones that come to mind are Blue Velvet and the Grand Budapest Hotel. The Patriot falls into that same ilk, and that is high praise indeed.

Bravo! I cant wait to see how this show develops.


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