Mr. Robot (2015– )
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

24 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

astu is a not a proper UNIX command, however, it may be part of a third-party component or package. See more »

Goofs

The corporate jet has three engines on take off, but lands with only two. 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 Back to the Future Part II (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

If you go Away
(Ne me Quitte pas)
Music by Jacques Brel
French lyrics by Jacques Brel
English lyrics by Rod McKuen
Performed by Neil Diamond
Courtesy of Epic Records
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Ferris Buellers Evil Twin ... and the best TV show ever
30 August 2015 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

Reviewers, especially "top reviewers," are supposed to be able to sum these shows up in a few catchy phrases, but this show has me tongue-tied.

I could be in love with this show. I might become its stalker. It might need a R.O. against me.

Forget for a moment the brilliant writing, directing and casting. Forget the most perfect use of voice-over since God spoke to Noah. Forget this this show is so dark -- literally and figuratively -- that it makes Ferris Bueller look like he escaped from the set of Touched by An Angel.

There is a line of dialog at the half-way point of Episode 1 where the protagonist's girl-friend (not his "girlfriend") invites herself in to do drugs and the two of them stumble on the sleeping form of his pusher (who is young, female and gorgeous) in his bed. Everyone had forgotten about her, including the audience.

But not the writers:

"Give me a moment and I'll get rid of her."

"NO! It's (pause) good that you are (pause) ... dating."

I watch 100s of hours of TV and movies to find one line of dialog as tight as that. If this show manages to deliver just one more sequence as well written, it will qualify as one of the best shows of all time


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