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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 »

Director:

Davis Guggenheim

Writers:

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

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
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Storyline

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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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jonas Blane: You been training for this moment your entire life. The universe has been conspiring, if you think about it, to put you right here, right now. Off you go, we're all waitin' on ya.
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Connections

References Wag the Dog (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Fired Up
(uncredited)
Written by Robert Duncan
This is used as the theme in seasons 1 and 2.
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First Episode Makes Me Want To See More
20 January 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

We are introduced to this new TV show with a a couple of the Special Ops members in Afganistan, in disguise as locals. The divert the attention of some local army commander and then lock in on their target, a military supplies guy, give the OK and a jet sends a missile down on him and his building, blowing everyone to bits.

We are then introduced to the wives of these guys and the commanding officer of the group, -"Colonel Tom Ryan" (Robert Patrick) and then go to Idaho where one of the same guys "Jonas Blane" (Dennis Haybert) has a new recruit, "Bob Brown" (Scott Foley) with him and they are visiting a former member of the group. By coincidence (?!!) a mid-sized charter plane is hijacked in the northern part of the state by Middle Eastern people, so Jonas and Bob head on up, with reinforcements on the way.

In the meantime, the hijackers kill three National Guardsmen to tried to break into the plane from the rear and are executing a hostage every 20 minutes.

It looks like Jonas, Bob and the rest of the team have to stop this nonsense in a hurry.

This was a very good opening episode and gives me enthusiasm to continuing watch. I just hope they don't go too much into soap opera, stuff, such as I saw in the last 30 seconds of this episode.


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USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

7 March 2006 (USA) See more »

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