The Pretender (1996–2000)
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Jarod goes to work at TV news station to find out why a cameraman was shot and lost the use of his arm. He learns that the reporter who was with him may have arranged the whole thing to make the story more sensational.

Director:

Terrence O'Hara

Writers:

Lawrence Meyers, Steven Long Mitchell (created by) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael T. Weiss ... Jarod
Andrea Parker ... Miss Parker
Patrick Bauchau ... Sydney
Gregory Itzin ... Phil Campbell
Michael B. Silver ... Chris Rockwell (as Michael Buchman Silver)
Tony Pierce Tony Pierce ... Dave
Dwayne Barnes ... D-Mac (as Dwayne L. Barnes)
Lisa Howard ... Annie Lambert
Ryan Merriman ... Young Jarod
Alex Wexo ... Young Sydney
Ron Yuan ... Ken Watanabe (as Ron Winston Yuan)
Ashley Peldon ... Young Miss Parker
Ted Rooney ... Acupuncturist
Jon Gries ... Broots
James Mathers James Mathers ... General Manager Ferren
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Storyline

Jarod goes to work at TV news station to find out why a cameraman was shot and lost the use of his arm. He learns that the reporter who was with him may have arranged the whole thing to make the story more sensational.

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1997 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The cameraman character's name, 'Ken Watanabe', is the same as the then-little-known actor who would later star in "The Last Samurai" and "Inception." See more »

Quotes

Miss Parker: I regret not going to the prom. I regret laughing at my first boyfriend when he told me I was the one. And in this instant, I regret not having a nicotine patch the size of a doormat.
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