The Unit (2006–2009)
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First Responders 

Bob Brown enters the Unit on a training mission in Idaho. An incident in Afghanistan had made it certain that more knowledge about mules was needed. His wife, Kim Brown, simultaneously ... See full summary »


Davis Guggenheim


Eric L. Haney (book), David Mamet (creator) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Haysbert ... Jonas Blane
Regina Taylor ... Molly Blane
Robert Patrick ... Colonel Tom Ryan
Audrey Marie Anderson ... Kim Brown
Max Martini ... Mack Gerhardt
Abby Brammell ... Tiffy Gerhardt
Michael Irby ... Charles Grey
Demore Barnes ... Hector Williams
Scott Foley ... Bob Brown
Michael O'Neill ... Ron Cheals
Mary B. McCann ... Ruthie Cheals (as Mary McCann)
Matt Malloy ... Dr. Farris
Valerie Landsburg ... Marge
Adam Lieberman ... FBI Man
Brian Palermo ... National Guard Commander


Bob Brown enters the Unit on a training mission in Idaho. An incident in Afghanistan had made it certain that more knowledge about mules was needed. His wife, Kim Brown, simultaneously moves into the Unit's compound where she gets a long row of shocking surprises. Amongst them, the hijacking of a grounded plane with 125 passengers close to her husband's location. Written by Anonymous

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Action | Drama | Thriller | War


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English | Arabic

Release Date:

7 March 2006 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Every mission in the first season is based on actual missions in which Eric L. Haney was involved. There is also a reference to Eric L. Haney in every episode: in this episode it's the first photo that Bob Brown is watching on the photo wall in Ron's cabin - it's a photo of Eric L. Haney. See more »


In the beginning of the episode First Responders, when we see the aircraft firing an Air-to-Ground missile, the internal view is from the inside is of an F/A-18 Hornet but the external view is of an F-15. See more »


Molly Blane: [to Kim, who has packed her car to leave the base] You say you love him. Now are you brave enough to act on it? Here you are, a pretty little girl - fine daughter - a child on the way, a man in combat. You're frightened, and you want him home. This is not your own special circumstance. You know what this is? It is the history of the world. You want to think about that for a moment.
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References Wag the Dog (1997) See more »


Ooh Child (Alternate Version)
Performed by Beth Orton
Plays over the closing scenes
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Pilot Synopsis
5 September 2006 | by canrobertsSee all my reviews

No spoiler here. This pilot episode establishes the main characters and sets the mood for the rest of the season. The Unit thrusts you, adrenaline pumping, into the world of the United States Army Special Forces.

In this episode the Unit, a secret detachment of highly trained U.S. military operatives, are tasked with stopping a jet liner high-jacking in progress. The team must arrive on location without alerting the enemy, board the aircraft, and terminate the terrorists before they kill another hostage. Meanwhile, the wives of current Unit members meet the wife and daughter of SSG Bob Brown, a new soldier to the team. While she is adjusting to Unit life, she learns what the Unit's mission truly is... to do violence on their behalf, so they and the rest of the U.S. may sleep peaceably at night.

-- I for one cannot wait for the second season to start.

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