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The Nigerian Job 

When Nathan Ford, a former insurance company investigator, is approached by a man asking him to help retrieve some stolen property, he is dubious. When he finds out that the job requires ... See full summary »

Director:

Dean Devlin

Writers:

John Rogers (creator), Chris Downey (creator) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Hutton ... Nathan Ford
Gina Bellman ... Sophie Devereaux
Christian Kane ... Eliot Spencer
Beth Riesgraf ... Parker
Aldis Hodge ... Alec Hardison
Tony Bill ... Pierson
Adeoye Mabogunje Adeoye Mabogunje ... Babatunde
Brian King ... Jenkins
Nicky Margolis Nicky Margolis ... Dubenich's Secretary
Phillip Edward Van Lear ... FBI Special Agent Higgins (as Philip Vanlear)
Saul Rubinek ... Victor Dubenich
Jamie Vann Jamie Vann ... Ed Helm
Andy-John ... Bartender (as Andy John G. Kalkounos)
Cedric Young Cedric Young ... Nigerian Businessman
William Dick ... Concierge
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Storyline

When Nathan Ford, a former insurance company investigator, is approached by a man asking him to help retrieve some stolen property, he is dubious. When he finds out that the job requires him to supervise and maintain control of three known thieves that he himself caught in the course of his insurance investigations, he's more than dubious. However, the job offers him the opportunity to get some of his own back from the insurance company that allowed his son to die, so he takes it despite his misgivings. When his doubts prove to be well-founded, he persuades his reluctant colleagues to unite once more to reach a more "equitable" settlement. Written by Eideann

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The lobby of the building through which the team exits after their first job together is 1301 2nd Ave. in Seattle - the former and at the time recently gutted headquarters of the failed Washington Mutual Bank. See more »

Goofs

While watching Pierson's press conference on the CNN website, it's very obvious the web page is local mock-up instead of being from CNN.com. This is visible in the address bar of the browser. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bartender: I checked. Airport's shuttle's in 15 minutes.
[Bartender gives man at bar a drink. Man adds a mini-bottle of additional alcohol to the drink]
Typed Caption: Nathan Ford: Ex-Insurance Investigator
Victor Dubenich: I-I'm sorry. Uh, Mr. Ford, sorry, I know who you are. I've, uh - excuse me. I read all about you. I know, for example, that- that when you found that stolen Monet painting in Florence you probably saved your insurance company, what, twenty, twenty-five million dollars? But I just, uh, know that when you ...
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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