Hack (TV series)

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Hack
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Created by David Koepp
Starring David Morse
George Dzundza
Matthew Borish
Andre Braugher
Jacqueline Torres
Theme music composer Stephen Phillips
Tim Paruszkiewicz
Composer(s) Jay Gruska
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 40
Production
Executive producer(s) Thomas Carter
Gavin Polone
David Shore
Robert Singer
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Pariah Television
CBS Productions
Big Ticket Television
Release
Original network CBS (U.S.)
M6 (France)
Network Ten (Australia)
ITV3 (UK)
Original release 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 United Kingdom on ITV3 and started on CBS Drama on February 10, 2015 and later CBS Action, in Australia on Network Ten and in France on M6. The final four episodes of the first season were never aired on ITV3 in the United Kingdom as the station allowed the broadcast rights to lapse before they were shown but the CBS channels showed all episodes from both seasons. In the United States, the series was one of the last network scripted series to be scheduled during Saturday prime-time. The series was produced by The Thomas Carter Company, Pariah, Big Ticket Television and CBS Productions.

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 ex-partner 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 Olshansky's neighbor and George Dzundza as long-time priest and confidant.

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

DVD release[edit]

On March 8, 2016, CBS Home Entertainment released Hack: Season 1 on DVD in Region 1 via Amazon.com's CreateSpace program. This is a Manufacture on Demand (MOD) release, available exclusively through Amazon.com.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946–present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 497. ISBN 0-345-45542-8. 
  2. ^ "'Season 1' of the 2002 Show Starring David Morse...Now on DVD!". TVShowsonDVD.com. Retrieved 2016-03-10. 

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