Hustle: Season 1 (2006)

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Season 1
Hustle

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Get ready to laugh, but watch your wallet -- Hustle did not come to play.

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Critic Ratings: 10

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User Ratings: 16

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Air date: Jan 14, 2006

After serving a term in prison for a crime of passion, grifter Mickey Stone wants to pull one last job, and reassembles the old gang to rope a greedy businessman (James Laurenson). Hodges: Liz May Brice. Cooper/DePalma: Tom Mannion. Eddie: Rob Jarvis.

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Air date: Jan 14, 2006

When one of their own suffers a setback, Mickey reluctantly gives the novice Danny a starring role when they go after a ruthless casino owner (Robert Pugh) who happens to be a movie buff. Meanwhile, Rachel has troubling news for Mickey. Rachel: Sara Carver. Eddie: Rob Jarvis.

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Air date: Jan 21, 2006

Despite Mickey's fears of a jinx from an unwise con, Danny designs a plan to fool a dishonest art-gallery owner (Orla Brady) by forging a work by the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian. Bea: Kate Miles. Tip: Brian Pettifer.

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Air date: Jan 28, 2006

Albert's nemesis, an ex-cop (David Calder), promises to hand over incriminating evidence on Danny unless Mickey helps him catch a bank robber who's been hitting the bank for which he's now head of security. Richard Harrington.

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Air date: Feb 4, 2006

The gang sets out to con an embittered, divorced businesswoman (Tamzin Outhwaite), who turns the tables and gets them to set up her ex-husband (Ben Miles).

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Air date: Feb 11, 2006

The con artists steal a page from "The Sting" as they work "the wire," a phony horse-racing site that promises a greedy high-roller (David Haig) inside info on a sure thing. Philip Jackson.

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Series One of the offbeat BBC caper series "Hustle" introduces us to a wily band of con artists - including leader Mickey 'Bricks' (Adrian Lester), Mickey's old mentor Albert (Robert Vaughn), facilitator Ash (Robert Glenister), rookie Danny (Marc Warren), and the gorgeous and seductive Stacie (Jaime Murray). All are diabolically clever, but they share one quality unusual for criminals of this nature: compassion. The principals all use mind tricks and shell games to help people in need. Each con is set up with brilliant invention and vision, and in each case, we watch an unsuspecting mark being led seriously off course by a weakness of character. Schemes in the first season include a stock monitoring ploy and a clever operation to bring a violent casino owner toppling down from his ivory tower, after the thug puts the slick Albert in the hospital.

Cast

Adrian Lester
as Mickey Stone
Marc Warren
as Danny Blue
Robert Vaughn
as Albert Stroller
Jaime Murray
as Stacie Monroe
Robert Glenister
as Ash Morgan
Rob Jarvis
as Eddie
Robert Pugh
as Frank Gorley
Philip Jackson
as Arthur Bond
Orla Brady
as Meredith Gates
Tamzin Outhwaite
as Katherine Winterborn
James Laurenson
as Peter Williams
David Calder
as Victor Maher
Kate Miles
as Bea Watson
David Haig
as Anthony Reeves
Ben Miles
as Stephen Winterborn
Tom Mannion
as Neil Cooper/DePalma
Liz May Brice
as D.S. Terri Hodges
Ken Bones
as D.C.I. Mullens
Roger Blake
as CID Officer
Lucy O'Connell
as Office Receptionist
Laura Girling
as Head Scientist
Bryan Kennedy
as Maitre D'
Lola Peploe
as Hotel Receptionist
Valentine Pelka
as Antique Shop Owner
Michael Mawby
as Real DePalma
Julie Teal
as Janice
David Spinx
as Security Guard
David Schaal
as Man at Hospital
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Critic Reviews for Hustle Season 1

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (8)

The tone of the production matches that giddy mood, with a jazzy Las Vegas soundtrack, freeze frames, and even fourth-wall eye contact by the characters.

Feb 24, 2004 | Full Review…

This tries far too hard to achieve something which should be effortless - a sense of cool - and thereby falls flat on its well-crafted face.

Sep 25, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's a tidy bit of business run by Mickey Bricks, who seems a touch too slight to carry the weight of the long con on his shoulders. But he, like Hustle, does have style.

Mar 8, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Writers who are suddenly obliged to be original turn out to have actual imaginations.

Feb 24, 2004 | Full Review…

Hustle replicates the downside of current blockbuster movies, too often resembling a liqueur commercial.

Feb 24, 2004 | Full Review…

This is a show that has to be watched with full attention since it unfolds so quickly through endless twists and turns.

Feb 24, 2004 | Full Review…

It's all delightfully phony, but will win your faith on charm and panache. Just watch your wallet.

Feb 24, 2004 | Full Review…

With its verve, wit and inventiveness, it has stolen its way to the head of the Saturday-night class.

Feb 24, 2004 | Full Review…

AMC has imported a captivating look at con men that hits the small screen with the cinematic flair of recent grifter pics.

Feb 24, 2004 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Its hipster appeal feels a bit too calculated for my tastes.

Feb 24, 2004 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Hustle: Season 1

  • Feb 29, 2020
    Great entertainment.
  • Aug 29, 2019
    Everything you want from the genre and more. The action is fun, the characters are engaging and fully realised without flashbacks or monologues every episode, and the underlying family theme really hits the mark.
  • Feb 17, 2017
    Fast paced, well written, great photography, great characters and acting; and great story lines. A WINNER!

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