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My Own Worst Enemy 

Henry Spivey, an efficiency expert, lives a typical suburban life, right down to the wife, two kids, dog, and minivan. In contrast, Edward Albright is a lethal, multilingual operative. It ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Christian Slater ...  Edward Albright / ... 9 episodes, 2008
Mike O'Malley ...  Raymond Carter / ... 9 episodes, 2008
Saffron Burrows ...  Dr. Norah Skinner 9 episodes, 2008
Mädchen Amick ...  Angelica 'Angie' Spivey 9 episodes, 2008
Alfre Woodard ...  Mavis Heller / ... 9 episodes, 2008
Omid Abtahi ...  Tony Nazari 9 episodes, 2008
Taylor Lautner ...  Jack Spivey 7 episodes, 2008
Bella Thorne ...  Ruthy Spivey 6 episodes, 2008
James Cromwell ...  Alistair Trumbull 6 episodes, 2008
Mindy Sterling ...  Arlene Scott 5 episodes, 2008
Missy Yager ...  Mary Grady 5 episodes, 2008
Rade Serbedzija ...  Yuri Volkalov 2 episodes, 2008
Eugenia Yuan ...  Theresa Chu 2 episodes, 2008
Louis Giambalvo ...  Proctor / ... 2 episodes, 2008
Delaina Mitchell ...  Henry's Mom / ... 2 episodes, 2008
Brent McGregor ...  Tom Grady Jr. 2 episodes, 2008
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Henry Spivey, an efficiency expert, lives a typical suburban life, right down to the wife, two kids, dog, and minivan. In contrast, Edward Albright is a lethal, multilingual operative. It would seem the two men have nothing in common -- except for the fact that they inhabit the same body. When each personality finds himself out of his element, things go awry. Written by Anonymous

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One man. Two very different lives.


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English

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September 2008 (USA) See more »

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Elsőszámú ellenségem See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Christian Slater would later star in the television series "Mr. Robot", which deals with a similar concept regarding identity. See more »

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Referenced in Séries express: Episode #1.4 (2008) See more »

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Some Terrific Acting But On A Flawed Premise
9 December 2008 | by kayaker36See all my reviews

Offered as a spy thriller about a super-secret and utterly ruthless American intelligence agency capable of operating anywhere in the world, the series featured a secondary story line about a seemingly average middle class family with relationship issues-- clearly meant to rope in the ladies. With the action lurching uneasily from one to the other, the two story lines didn't quite marry up.

The casual violence of the major plot was bound to turn off women viewers far more than they would be attracted by the domestic scenes featuring white bread blonde Madchen Amick. Many also would not "get" the references to major international issues that concern this shadowy and sinister Agency. These also put a date-stamp on the series.

Christian Slater is a Jack Nicholson sound-alike who also has Nicholson's sharp, worldly cynicism. Add the gritty physical intensity of a young Robert Blake, whom Slater generally resembles, and you have a great talent. There are some steamy love scenes between the 5'8" Slater and stunning English model turned actress Saffron Burrows--six feet tall and an avowed lesbian off-screen--who plays a psychiatrist on the staff the Agency. This match-up looks ludicrous on paper yet in action it is convincing. In the ironic intelligence of the writing and in its tribute to classic British fiction of the nineteenth century this series owes a debt to "House", the hit medical series on Fox Network.


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