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Leverage: The Boost Job

The Leverage team go after a former race car driver turned crooked car dealer, and Parker and Alec go undercover as car thieves. However, when Parker befriends a young female mechanic, things take a turn for the worse.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x8
Airdate: Sunday August 01st, 2010

Director: Marc Roskin
Writer: Albert Kim

Guest Stars
Malese JowMalese Jow
As Josie "Shorty" Marvin
Don AlderDon Alder
As Lefty
Chris HarderChris Harder
As Paul Mantlo
Bill EngvallBill Engvall
As Duke Penzer

Co-Guest Stars
Jason Rouse (2)Jason Rouse (2)
As Todd Hertzberg
David BodinDavid Bodin
As Detective Gerard
Fayra TeetersFayra Teeters
As Mrs. Bauer
Shawn TelfordShawn Telford
As Mr. Carey
George FosgateGeorge Fosgate
As Mr. Bauer
Kevin PritchardKevin Pritchard
As Salesman
Susannah MorganSusannah Morgan
As Young Parker
Main Cast
Timothy HuttonTimothy Hutton
As Nate Ford
Gina BellmanGina Bellman
As Sophie Devereaux
Christian KaneChristian Kane
As Eliot Spencer
Beth RiesgrafBeth Riesgraf
As Parker
Aldis HodgeAldis Hodge
As Alec Hardison


The New Hampshire police are chasing a Massachusetts school teacher, Paul Mantlo, in a stolen truck. They pull him over and he insists that they're making a mistake, and the truck belongs to him...

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Episode Quotes
Alec: You didn't get that, man? "This chick is toast." It's... it's Ghostbusters.
Eliot: I don’t listen to you.
Alec: Come on, man. Don't--don't cross the streams." That's classic.
Eliot: Push the car, man.

Sophie: Do you know why--just as an example--why driving this car is like making love to a beautiful woman?
Mr. Carey: Because I've never done either before in my life?

Alec: So, how is this going down?
Parker: Okay, they're gonna want us off their turf. We'll have to convince them they need us. And they might shoot you a little.

Alec: Ooh, Nate's gonna kill you.
Eliot: I'm gonna kill you.
Parker: Oh, stop whining!
Eliot: I got hit by a car!
Parker: "I got hit by a car." Get over it!
Eliot: I'm gonna kill her, man. I'm gonna kill her!
Alec: Hey, hey, hey! Nobody's gonna kill anybody. Seriously, though, Nate's gonna kill you.
Josie "Shorty" Marvin: Wait, wait, wait. Who are you guys?
Parker: We're the good guys!

Sophie: Nate.
Nate: She almost got us killed.
Sophie: Look, she thought she was doing the right thing, which means she actually thought about what the right thing might be. W-which is huge for Parker.

Episode Goofs
Modern automobiles are highly resistant to EMP attack. No effects whatsoever occur when the vehicles are turned off, and minor problems occur including stalling when the vehicles are running. However, stalled vehicles can be restarted immediately, not with a 30 minute delay as indicated in the episode.

Ref: EMP Commission report, April 2008, page 115.

Cultural References
Hardison: We're gonna need a bigger boat.

Hardison speaks the line when he sees the size of the chop shop operation. Refers to the 1975 movie Jaws, and the line spoken by Chief Brody (Roy Scheider).

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJohn Rogers (1)  |  Chris Downey
Executive ProducerDean Devlin  |  John Rogers (1)  |  Chris Downey
Co-Executive ProducerKearie Peak  |  Marc Roskin
ProducerPaul F. Bernard
Co-ProducerRachel Olschan
Associate ProducerBenjamin Raymond Jack  |  Kerry Glover
EditorBrian Gonosey
CastingAngela Terry  |  Barbara Stordahl  |  Lana Veenker
Unit Production ManagerPaul F. Bernard
First Assistant DirectorEric Hays
Second Assistant DirectorPeter Dowd
MusicJoseph Loduca
Music EditorScott Francisco
Costume DesignerNadine Haders
Key GripBrian Fleskes
Camera OperatorNorbert Kaluza  |  Gary Camp
Set DesignerJohn Vertrees
Set DecoratorJenelle Giordano
Location ManagerDon Baldwin
Transportation CoordinatorGlen Enzen
Property MasterEric Bates
Construction CoordinatorRandal Groves
Script SupervisorSuzanne Bingham
Production CoordinatorLiz Brandenburg
Assistant EditorRon Stanik  |  Elaine Walrath
Supervising Sound EditorKenneth L. Johnson
Re-Recording MixerPatrick Cyccone Jr.
GafferNeil Holcomb
Director of PhotographyDavid Connell (1)
Stunt CoordinatorKevin L. Jackson
Production SupervisorJames Scura
Art DirectorBekka Melino
Post Production CoordinatorLana Wolverton
Executive Story EditorJohn Aboud  |  Michael Colton  |  Julie Rieder  |  Melissa Glenn  |  Albert Kim  |  Christine Boylan
Costume SupervisorLeslie Herman
Production AccountantMichael Goldberg
Department Head HairLaurie Vukich
Visual Effects ProducerMarc Franco
Special Effects SupervisorKai Shelton
Department Head Make-upMolly Craytor
Visual EffectsCarey Gosa
Assistant To The Executive ProducerChase Friedman
Assistant To The ProducerKayla Rae Dettman  |  Kelly Crimmins
Assistant To The Co-executive ProducerJenn Russell  |  Justin Ruane
Assistant Art DirectorAdam Reamer
Second 2nd Assistant DirectorShelly M. Heyward
Assistant To The Co-producerJaclyn Thomas (2)
Assistant To The StarBilly Cabey
Compositing SupervisorJennifer Law-Stump
"A" Camera First AssistantTroy Blischok
Supervising Production Sound MixerTom Taylor (1)
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