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La Femme Nikita 

Aclandestine anti-terrorist organization fakes the death of a convicted murderer and trains her in the fighting skills necessary to succeed in her new job.

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Joel Surnow
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Peta Wilson ...  Nikita 96 episodes, 1997-2001
Don Francks ...  Walter 96 episodes, 1997-2001
Eugene Robert Glazer ...  Operations / ... 96 episodes, 1997-2001
Roy Dupuis ...  Michael Samuelle 91 episodes, 1997-2001
Matthew Ferguson ...  Seymour Birkoff / ... 90 episodes, 1997-2001
Alberta Watson ...  Madeline / ... 89 episodes, 1997-2001
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Storyline

Section One, a clandestine anti-terrorist organization, fakes the death of a jailed, convicted murderer and, believing her twin assets of beauty and ability to kill will make her a valuable new operative, trains her in the fighting skills necessary to succeed in her new job. The new operative, code-named 'Josephine', proves to be somewhat less ruthless than planned, however, as she had been falsely convicted and never murdered anyone. Written by ahmetkozan

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The ultimate sacrifice. (Series finale) See more »


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La Femme Nikita See more »

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Runtime:

(96 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

According to creator Joel Surnow, nobody liked Roy Dupuis ("Michael") the first two episodes because of the slow way he interpreted his role and his lack of emotions, but by episode 3, people understood he'd made the right choices for his part. See more »

Quotes

Michael Samuelle: You still believe in free will? In here there's no such thing.
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Alternate Versions

Originally broadcast in Canada as "Nikita". Rebroadcasts in the US make use of the film title "La Femma Nikita." In 2001, new episodes were broadcast as "Nikita" while reruns were shown as "La Femme Nikita." See more »

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No need to trash this series - it was fantastic!
12 November 2004 | by slr429See all my reviews

I totally disagree with the first comment. The TV series "La Femme Nikita" took the premise from the original French movie and went in a different direction. It had a new look, feel, and style from what most audiences were used to - and the cast, writers, and crew did a great job.

My favorite is the 1st season. I think the storyline went off the rails after the 3rd season (Michael with a wife and kid), but I still tuned in every week! The interest in LFN the series was global - many Web sites were created and dedicated to the show's characters and actors who portrayed them. I hadn't seen such enthusiasm for a TV show in a long time, and it was great.

It was my favorite show of the 90's, that's for sure, and the show has definitely made an impact on other TV series and even movies.


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