Hack (TV series)

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Hack
Format Crime/Drama
Created by David Koepp
Starring David Morse
George Dzundza
Matthew Borish
Andre Braugher
Jacqueline Torres
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 40
Production
Executive producer(s) Thomas Carter
Gavin Polone
David Shore
Robert Singer
Running time approx. 44-48 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel United States CBS
France M6
Australia Network Ten
United Kingdom ITV3
Original run September 27, 2002 (2002-09-27) – March 13, 2004 (2004-03-13)

Hack is a television series that aired on the American CBS television network from 2002 to 2004.[1] The show also aired in the UK on ITV3, in Australia on Network Ten, and in France on M6. The final four episodes of Season One were never aired in the UK as ITV3 allowed their broadcast rights to lapse before they were shown. In the US, the series was one of the last network scripted series to be scheduled during Saturday prime-time.

The series centers on the fictional life of a former police officer, Polish-American Mike Olshansky (David Morse), who left the force after being charged with corruption and now works as a taxi driver in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The charges of corruption were never clearly proven but Olshansky, riddled with guilt, considers it his duty to make up for his past wrongs by helping those the police will not help. Olshansky saves many lives and people by going above and beyond the call of duty, becoming a kind of heroic vigilante. He receives "inside" help from within the police force from his friend Marcellus Washington, played by Andre Braugher, who often comes close to risking his own career.

Meanwhile, he tries to repair his relationship with his young son, Mikey (Matthew Borish), and rebuild his life after losing his marriage, his son's admiration, his professional identity, and his reputation. Co-stars Jacqueline Torres as Olshanshky's neighbor, and George Dzundza as long-time priest and confidant.

Though not on DVD, the complete series is available as streaming content from Netflix.

Cast[edit]

Actor Role
David Morse Mike Olshansky
George Dzundza Tom Grzelak
Andre Braugher Marcellus Washington
Donna Murphy Heather Olshansky
Jonathon Ruckman Officer Tulley
Matt Czuchry Jamie Farrel
Jacqueline Torres Liz Garza
Bebe Neuwirth Faith O'Connor

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Complete Directory toPrime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 497. ISBN 0-345-45542-8. 

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