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A bipolar CIA operative becomes convinced a prisoner of war has been turned by al-Qaeda and is planning to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Claire Danes ...  Carrie Mathison 96 episodes, 2011-2019
Mandy Patinkin ...  Saul Berenson 85 episodes, 2011-2019
Rupert Friend ...  Peter Quinn 58 episodes, 2012-2018
F. Murray Abraham ...  Dar Adal 43 episodes, 2012-2018
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Storyline

Carrie Mathison, a CIA operations officer, is on probation after carrying out an unauthorized operation in Iraq. As a result, she has been reassigned to the Counter terrorism center. Whilst in Iraq, she was warned that an American prisoner had been turned by Al-Qaeda. When Nicholas Brody, a U.S. Marine Sergeant, is rescued after being held hostage since 2003, she suspects that he is the one. While Brody is received home as a war hero, Carrie goes to any lengths necessary to catch him out. Written by Kad

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Far from home... Far from finished... (Season 4) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Homeland See more »

Filming Locations:

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Graffiti artists employed to create slogans for a refugee camp in Season 5 actually wrote anti-Homeland slogans such as "Homeland is a joke, and it didn't make us laugh" on the set in protest at the show's portrayal of Muslims.

The show's creator Alex Ganza commented that Homeland always strives to be subversive in its own right and a stimulus for conversation and that he couldn't help but admire this act of artistic sabotage. See more »

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Brody and other US Marines are referred to multiple times as "soldiers", including by a character who claims he was with a UDT (underwater demolition team, a "sister" team to the Navy SEALs who have to pass the same training). It's a point of pride among US Marines that they are marines, not soldiers. Brody refers to the UDT character as a soldier. As Naval personnel, he would be a sailor. See more »

Quotes

Accomplice Terrorist: He'd want a proper Muslim funeral.
Saul Berenson: If nobody claims him, he'll be buried in Potter's Field.
Accomplice Terrorist: [She starts to cry]
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Spoofed in Saturday Night Live: Anne Hathaway/Rihanna (2012) See more »

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Homeland Main Title
Written by Sean Callery
Performed by Sean Callery Feat. Chris Tedesco
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Intriguing Drama with an immensely talented cast.
12 October 2011 | by Akshit MarkanSee all my reviews

If you wanted to see a gripping thriller with incredible characters, you have come to the perfect place. 'Homeland' is the new Showtime Drama that entertains you throughout and never lets you go, thus succeeding in slipping in some really unexpected twists in the plot. With writers who've previously written for '24', the show does look inspired when it comes to keeping the audience in the dark.

The show is blessed with a small but amazing cast whose performance is worth every penny. Claire Danes plays an intense CIA analyst who believes that recently recovered P.O.W. (Damian Lewis) is plotting to attack America. Her character is unstable and makes it hard for the audience to believe her which adds to the beauty of the script. Damian Lewis, on the other hand, plays the 'guy in uniform' with ease as he did splendidly in 'Band of Brothers'. The show hasn't revealed much about Damian's character and I have a feeling they wouldn't do that any time soon, since it keeps the suspense going.

The pilot was top-notch and certainly the best that premiered this fall. If the show continues to be intriguing and maintains the high quality of the pilot, it can surely be a genius.

10 stars at least for now.


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