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Old 07-08-17, 01:55 AM   #1
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Manhunt: Unabomber (Discovery) -- S: Sam Worthington, Paul Bettany, Chris Noth




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Manhunt: UNABOMBER tells the dramatic and gripping true story of the FBI's hunt for the Unabomber, the deadliest serial bomber in history. The story focuses on FBI Agent and Criminal Profiler Jim "Fitz" Fitzgerald (played by Sam Worthington of "Avatar" and "Hacksaw Ridge"), who pioneered the use of forensic linguistics to identify and ultimately capture the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski (Paul Bettany, "Gangster No. 1," "Captain America: Civil War"). As a fresh faced Criminal Profiler and the newest member of the Unabom Task Force (UTF), Fitz faced an uphill battle not just against the Unabomber - one of the most sophisticated and brilliant criminals in history - but also against the bureaucracy of the UTF itself as his maverick ideas and new approaches were dismissed by the system.

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Emmy(R) Award-winning television producer and director Greg Yaitanes ("Quarry," "Banshee") will executive produce, direct and serve as showrunner and Andrew Sodroski, whose "Holland, Michigan" topped Hollywood's famed Black List for screenplays in 2013, created the series and serves as an Executive Producer. Jim Fitzgerald will serve as Consulting Producer.

8 episode miniseries. Premieres August 1st. Just noticed the trailer and I saw some promotional billboards this week.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/liv...wrunner-896653

This is from the director, Producer and showrunner of Banshee & Quarry Greg Yaitanes. It was originally called "Manifesto"
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Old 07-08-17, 07:48 AM   #2
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Re: Manhunt: Unabomber (Discovery) -- S: Sam Worthington, Paul Bettany, Chris Noth

I'll watch this.
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Re: Manhunt: Unabomber (Discovery) -- S: Sam Worthington, Paul Bettany, Chris Noth

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Old 08-01-17, 09:37 AM   #4
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Re: Manhunt: Unabomber (Discovery) -- S: Sam Worthington, Paul Bettany

I've set my DVR. For 20 years I've been saying this story would make for an interesting movie - especially the dynamic between Ted and his brother who really is the conflicted hero of the tale. I don't know about an eight-episode series, though. Might be really stretching he story at that point. I'll certainly give Episode 1 a try though.
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Old 08-01-17, 10:04 AM   #5
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Re: Manhunt: Unabomber (Discovery) -- S: Sam Worthington, Paul Bettany

Lot's of Banshee alumni on this one (in front of and behind of the camera).
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Old 08-01-17, 11:05 AM   #6
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Re: Manhunt: Unabomber (Discovery) -- S: Sam Worthington, Paul Bettany

Excited for this. Love a good manhunt plot.

Cool to see Sam Worthington in this too.
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Old 08-01-17, 12:08 PM   #7
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Re: Manhunt: Unabomber (Discovery) -- S: Sam Worthington, Paul Bettany

FYI, tonight's premiere is 2 hours (2 episodes back to back)

There are a few re-airs in case you can't see it tonight.


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http://forum.dvdtalk.com/tv-talk/640...hris-noth.html

I actually made a thread for this miniseries early last month.

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Old 08-02-17, 02:49 PM   #8
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Re: Manhunt: Unabomber (Discovery) -- S: Sam Worthington, Paul Bettany

I thought the premiere was great. Very intense even though we all know the outcome. Reminds me of how I felt about the People vs OJ - American Crime Story show.

My only complaint is the audio mix - they have the narration, music, and sound effects all at the same level in a scene. Hard to hear the narration.

During a FBI office scene, they'll have the phone ringing sound effect to give it that "office" feel. We get it, they work in an office. You don't need a loud sound effect to prove it.

The audio mix was most annoying for me during the prison scene.
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Old 08-02-17, 03:11 PM   #9
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Re: Manhunt: Unabomber (Discovery) -- S: Sam Worthington, Paul Bettany

It won't be up for a few hours, but the first episode will be free on VUDU (and probably other services as well) and the entire HD season will be $14.99. I might just buy it so I don't fill up my DVR or feel compelled to watch it right away...

https://www.vudu.com/movies/#!conten...omber-Season-1
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Old 08-02-17, 03:30 PM   #10
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Re: Manhunt: Unabomber (Discovery) -- S: Sam Worthington, Paul Bettany

The first episodes weren't bad if you know going in that it's basically an FBI procedural.
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Re: Manhunt: Unabomber (Discovery) -- S: Sam Worthington, Paul Bettany, Chris Noth

Has anyone stuck with this? If so, what do you think?

I have the episodes building up on my DVR.
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Old 08-16-17, 07:13 PM   #12
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Re: Manhunt: Unabomber (Discovery) -- S: Sam Worthington, Paul Bettany, Chris Noth

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Has anyone stuck with this? If so, what do you think?

I have the episodes building up on my DVR.
I watch it live, which means I'm really enjoying it. Though manhunt / fugitive plots are my favorite, so I may have bias.

Good background on the forensic linguistics process. It seems as if the creators gave this show their 100%. Doesn't seem like amateur hour.
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Old 08-21-17, 10:38 PM   #13
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Re: Manhunt: Unabomber (Discovery) -- S: Sam Worthington, Paul Bettany, Chris Noth

Dtv's program guide has been using the episode number lists and just episode titles off and on.
This show I have 3 eps with just a title and 2 listed as episode 3 and episode 4.
Hit play and it goes right to ep 2 since it's the first on the play list.

Felt like something was missing in the story and that's how I saw the listing gaff on my dvr.

Friggin DIRECTV.

Anyway episode 2 is as good.
I'll go to the pilot then continue with the rest of it.
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Old 08-23-17, 01:28 AM   #14
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Re: Manhunt: Unabomber (Discovery) -- S: Sam Worthington, Paul Bettany, Chris Noth

The August 22nd episode was intense. This show doesn't have any action (and I wouldn't expect it, since it's following true events), but it really keeps me enthralled.

The acting is really good from everybody. I love how serious this show is and not some made-for-tv amateur production.
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Old 09-06-17, 02:02 PM   #15
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Re: Manhunt: Unabomber (Discovery) -- S: Sam Worthington, Paul Bettany, Chris Noth

Not sure if anyone else is still watching this, but the Sept 5th episode was intense. I still recommend this series for anyone interested in fugitive plots (fact or fiction).
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Old 09-06-17, 02:31 PM   #16
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Re: Manhunt: Unabomber (Discovery) -- S: Sam Worthington, Paul Bettany, Chris Noth

My wife and I have been watching it. It is surprisingly good.
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Old 09-06-17, 02:43 PM   #17
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Re: Manhunt: Unabomber (Discovery) -- S: Sam Worthington, Paul Bettany, Chris Noth

Same here. Great show so far. Haven't watched yesterday's episode yet but we both look forward to it.
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Old 09-14-17, 12:26 AM   #18
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Re: Manhunt: Unabomber (Discovery) -- S: Sam Worthington, Paul Bettany, Chris Noth

Great finale and excellent series overall. Discovery Channel really brought their A-game into this production.

I'm still trying to figure out if those were the real victims (and family members) near the end giving statements. Google search doesn't bring up anything about them appearing on the show.
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Re: Manhunt: Unabomber (Discovery) -- S: Sam Worthington, Paul Bettany, Chris Noth

I didn't love the early episodes but when it switched from Sam Worthington being the main character to Bettany being the main character I really enjoyed it. They did a good job toeing the line without making him a sympathetic character. Worthington and Lynn Collins were too attractive for their roles.
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Re: Manhunt: Unabomber (Discovery) -- S: Sam Worthington, Paul Bettany, Chris Noth

It was at times tedious to get through, but overall I enjoyed the series. Great performances by Worthington and Bettany.
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Old 09-20-17, 09:19 PM   #21
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Re: Manhunt: Unabomber (Discovery) -- S: Sam Worthington, Paul Bettany, Chris Noth

FYI

The entire miniseries is on Netflix as of today. Quick turnaround.
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