Mr. Robot (2015–2019)
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A notorious hacker takes an interest in cyber security engineer and vigilante styled computer hacker Elliot, while an evil corporation is hacked.

Director:

Niels Arden Oplev

Writers:

Sam Esmail (created by), Sam Esmail
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rami Malek ... Elliot Alderson
Carly Chaikin ... Darlene
Portia Doubleday ... Angela Moss
Martin Wallström ... Tyrell Wellick
Christian Slater ... Mr. Robot
Michel Gill ... Gideon Goddard
Ben Rappaport ... Ollie Parker
Aaron Takahashi ... Lloyd Chung
Frankie Shaw ... Shayla Nico
Samrat Chakrabarti ... Ron
Bruce Altman ... Terry Colby
Armand Schultz ... Michael Hansen
Gloria Reuben ... Krista Gordon
Jeremy Holm ... Man in Black
Michael Buscemi ... Romero
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Storyline

In MR. ROBOT, Elliot, a cyber-security engineer by day and vigilante hacker by night, is recruited by a mysterious underground group to destroy the firm he's paid to protect. Elliot must decide how far he'll go to expose the forces he believes are running (and ruining) the world.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Sam Esmail received a Best Writer nomination at the 2016 Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for this episode. See more »

Goofs

The "FBI" agents towards the end of the episode are, for some unknown reason, wearing FBI navy blue windbreakers in a board room meeting and are all displaying badge on chains around their necks. The Badges are not FBI badges, they are all the wrong shape. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Elliot: Hello, friend. Hello, friend? That's lame. Maybe I should give you a name. But that's a slippery slope. You're only in my head. We have to remember that.
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Alternate Versions

In the original version of the pilot, Elliot's opening monologue is longer: he explains to the audience that he does not believe dinosaurs existed, but does believe in aliens. Ron's Coffee Shop was originally called Phil's and his dialogue included more of Ron's background. Ollie was an Iranian character named Ali. The role of hacker Romero was recast following the screening of the pilot at SXSW, and the scenes were re-shot. In the original pilot Romero was played by Michael Buscemi, the brother of actor Steve Buscemi. See more »

Connections

References Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) See more »

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Performed by CTZNSHP
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Sharp writing and acting make common narrative tropes feel fresh.

We've all seen the misunderstood genius like Sherlock or House in many television series. It's also a very common thing to follow a group bringing down the rich. The plan reminds me of Fight Club. And I've seen so many shows and movies about hackers. By all accounts, this should have fallen apart. But the writing and directing is so sharp that the whole thing feels surprisingly fresh. I'm not going to go into what makes the lead a great, well written character, because I don't want to spoil it for anyone. The series has just enough grit, too. I've seen so many shows try to be gritty, and it blows up in their face. Gotham is an awful tonal mix. But this strikes a subtle and interesting balance. The acting is all very good. I'm really looking forward to seeing what happens in this series. There is a plot twist at the end of the first episode.


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Country:

USA

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

24 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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