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The Pretender - The Complete Second Season
The Pretender - The Complete Second Season
Actors: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Pamela Gidley, Richard Marcus
Directors: Chuck Bowman, Frederick King Keller, James Whitmore Jr., Jim Charleston, Joe Napolitano
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Mystery & Suspense
NR     2005     17hr 51min

Jarod is a Pretender?a genius whose exceptionally high I.Q. allows him to master virtually any profession. Since escaping from the Centre, the secret research facility where he was brought up after being taken from his par...  more »

     

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Actors: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Pamela Gidley, Richard Marcus
Directors: Chuck Bowman, Frederick King Keller, James Whitmore Jr., Jim Charleston, Joe Napolitano
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Crime, Crime & Criminals, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Drama, Science Fiction, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 09/20/2005
Original Release Date: 09/19/1996
Theatrical Release Date: 09/19/1996
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 17hr 51min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 4
SwapaDVD Credits: 4
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, English, French, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

Episode list
W. Oliver | Alabama | 09/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"1. Back from the Dead Again
Jarod impersonates a college professor to investigate the disappearance of a medical student's brother.

2. Scott Free
Jarod impersonates a safe cracker to help an ex-con being blackmailed by a thief.

3. Over the Edge
Jarod impersonates a rescue worker in hopes of uncovering the truth behind the apparent attempted suicide of another team member.

4. Exposed
Jarod poses as a fashion photographer to track down the stalker of a model.

5. Nip & Tuck
Jarod impersonates a plastic surgeon so he can probe the tragic disfigurement of a teenage girl.

6. Past Sim
Lyle utilizes one of Jarod's simulations to help a Japanese mobster kidnap a murder witness.

7. Collateral Damage
Jarod helps a soldier who has been falsely assused of treason.

8. Hazards
Jarod helps a suicidal engineer who has been made the scapegoat for a hazardous chemical spill that killed three people.

9. FX
A stunt man is seriously injured during the filming of a television commercial.

10. Indy Show
Jarod impersonates a race car driver to solve a mystery.

11. Gigolo Jarod
While impersonating a gigolo, Jarod discovers a plot concocted by a real estate developer to drive residents of a poor urban area from their neighborhood.

12. Toy Surprise
Jarod attempts to help a teenage boy whose best friend was killed in an automobile accident.

13. A Stand Up Guy
Jarod infiltrates the mob to flush out a cop killer.

14. Unforgotten
Jarod develops amnesia after he is struck on the head.

15. Bulletproof
Jarod impersonates a SWAT team member to find the killer of a father.

16. Silence
Jarod assists a mute boy who witnessed a murder.

17. Crash
Jarod investigates an airliner crash.

18. Red Rock Jarod
Jarod is lured to Arizona by a mysterious message that turns out to be from Mr. Lyle.

19. Stolen
While solving a kidnapping, Jarod recalls his own memories of being abducted by the Centre.

20. Bank
Jarod and Miss Parker are held hostage in a bank robbery.

21. Bloodlines - Part 1
Jarod realizes the Centre intends to create another Pretender.

22. Bloodlines - Part 2
Jarod attempts to prevent the Centre from turning a young boy into a new Pretender."
Excellent show... excellent season.
Michael A. Brown | Salt Lake City, UT USA | 07/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As Jarod started to feel more at ease in the world, "The Pretender" started to take more chances with the formula. Enter new baddies... primary among them Jamie Denton (Desperate Housewives) as Mr. Lyle. What he lacked in opposing thumbs, he made up for with sheer determination and deception. The enigmatic Mr. Raines had a greater presence here as well. They were soon followed by Harve Presnell as Mr. Parker, and Pamela Gidley as Brigitte.

As the second season went on, The Centre lost faith in Miss Parker's ability to bring Jarod back. She was hounded by Lyle and Brigitte. And was never really sure where her beloved Daddy stood. To make matters worse, she began running into her own health issues. And what did happen in that Centre elevator all those years ago?

The tapestry that was the central storyline for this great show, got woven a bit further. Though for every question that was answered (and there were very few), another series of questions would manifest themselves.

While Fox is still being stingy with the extras on the sets. It is nice to see that they are following up with the second season release. Season three is on the books for late February, hold your breath for season four."
Finally!
H. J. Snape | Saugus, MA USA | 07/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was an incredible season of The Pretender. It was, in fact, the one that made me fall in love with the show. It has, in my opinion, the most consistantly good episodes in the series. Season Two also had a good balance between the Centre and Jarod's pretends, which is always a plus. The last few episode of the season are some of the best Pretender ever had.

Two seasons down, two seasons and two movies to go."
Best Season
Pretender fan | Auckland, NZ | 06/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is hands down the best season of The Pretender. The mysteries keep coming, revelations are brought to light, and it ends with a hell of a cliffhanger.

Highly recommended."