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Hustle: Season 1 (2006)

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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
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
Richard Harrington
as Sam Richards
Ben Miles
as Stephen Winterborn
Tom Mannion
as Neil Cooper/DePalma
Liz May Brice
as D.S. Terri Hodges
Brian Pettifer
as Tip Jones
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 (9) | 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.

February 24, 2004 | Full Review…

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

February 24, 2004 | 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.

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

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

February 24, 2004 | Full Review…

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

February 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.

February 24, 2004 | Full Review…

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