JAG (1995–2005)

Act of Terror 

Terrorists in the Persian Gulf attack a US Naval warship, killing five sailors. Upon the arrival of one prisoner in the USA, a Marine on a guard detail shoots him. Mac and Bud prosecute for murder, and Harm defends. Surprises abound.


Alan J. Levi


Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Larry Moskowitz


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David James Elliott ... Harmon Rabb, Jr.
Catherine Bell ... Sarah MacKenzie
Patrick Labyorteaux ... Bud Roberts, Jr.
John M. Jackson ... A.J. Chegwidden
Tina Lifford ... Juanita Ressler
Shashawnee Hall ... FBI Agent Marvin Novack
Michael D. Weatherred Michael D. Weatherred ... Corporal Marcus Barry (as Michael Weatherred)
Paul Collins Paul Collins ... SecNav Alexander Nelson
Harrison Page ... Rear Admiral Stiles Morris
Christopher Caso ... Lt. Royce Caron
Jerry Penacoli ... Will Baker
Mark Costello ... Commander Onclay
Eric Whitmore Eric Whitmore ... Dr. Nichols
Barry Corbin ... Percival Bertram
Michele Dalcin ... Rebecca


At night in the Persian Gulf a group of terrorists make a sneak attack on a US Naval warship and explode a weapon, killing five sailors. Upon the arrival of one of the prisoners in the USA, a Marine corporal on a guard detail turns and shoots him on live TV network coverage. Mac and Bud prosecute the corporal for first-degree murder, and Harm defends. However, an "anonymous benefactor" hires a high-priced and high-powered civilian lawyer who also was one of Mac's law professors at Duke. A super-zealous and super-conservative patriot becomes involved -- more than he had intended or expected. Harm gets back his old job, and he helps to solve the mystery. Written by DocRushing

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Release Date:

27 October 1998 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The fictional target of the sneak terrorist attack is USS Wake Island. The real ship by that name was CVE-65, which served 1943-46; she was an escort aircraft carrier, also known as a "jeep carrier" or "baby flattop", of the Casablanca class. See more »

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