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The Pretender

60 min | 60 min (86 episodes)
Drama | Sci-Fi | Mystery | Thriller
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 16 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 1996-09-19
Filming Locations: City Hall - 200 N. Spring Street, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA
Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner
The Pretender
Jeffrey Donovan
Jeffrey Donovan
The Pretender
Michael T. Weiss
Andrea Parker
Miss Parker
Patrick Bauchau
Jon Gries
Ryan Merriman
Young Jarod
Richard Marcus
Mr. Raines
Alex Wexo
Young Sydney
James Denton
Mr. Lyle
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The Pretender was inspired by the life of Ferdinand Demara Jr., a genius with an eidetic memory, who could master any skill just by reading a book about it.
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Patrick Bauchau, who plays Sydney, made the medical set used in the show available at no charge to the independent film Twin Falls Idaho (1999) in which Bauchau appears.
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Michael T Weiss appears in an episode of Burn Notice alongside lead Jeffrey Donovan, who played Jarods younger brother Kyle. The episode before this had a character played by Patrick Bauchau.
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In Season 2, episode 4, Jarod sends miss Parker a cardboard box containing a Viewmaster picture disc, and a live lobster with a note attached to it. Moments later, Mr. Lyle enters the room, and Broots, who is now holding the lobster, tries to hind it behind his back. However, when the camera pans around Broots from the back, the lobster we see is fully cooked, and hence red.
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In season 2 episode 19, the bumper sticker on Harper's car is "Support the Hayvenhurst School" (5 minutes into the program) and then "Support the Havenhurst School" (12 minutes into the program).
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Mr. Lyle: When in doubt, lie.
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Miss Parker: I never thought I'd hear you say 'murder is business as usual,' Syd.
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Miss Parker: [about borrowing Angelo from Mr Raines] Uncle Fester will never know his Lurch is missing.
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Photos from cast
Bobby Edner Jennifer Garner Phyllis Applegate Jeffrey Donovan Isabel Glasser Kate Hodge Wendel Meldrum James Pickens Jr.
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