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Leverage: The Boiler Room Job

The Leverage team goes after their most dangerous opponent: a con man who knows every con because his family invented them all. Since they can't con a con man, they decide to do the next best thing.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x8
Airdate: Sunday August 14th, 2011
Special Airtime: 10:00 pm

Director: Arvin Brown
Writer: Paul Guyot

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Jul 17, 2012
DE (Vox) Oct 29, 2012

  • Currently 9.6/10
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Guest Stars
Gerald Downey
As Agent McSweeten
Danny Bruno
As Agent Bob
Leon Rippy
As Jack Latimer
David Rees Snell
As Greg Sherman
Scott Engdahl
As Nutter
Sharonlee McLean
As Mrs. Cox
Rebecca Lingafelter
As Sheila Emmers

Co-Guest Stars
Dan Falcone
As New Turk
Jeanette McMahon
As Laverne (Laverne Webber)
John Steinkamp
As Travers (Edward Travers)
Wendy Wang
As Mrs. Wang
Main Cast
Timothy Hutton
As Nate Ford
Gina Bellman
As Sophie Devereaux
Christian Kane
As Eliot Spencer
Beth Riesgraf
As Parker
Aldis Hodge
As Alec Hardison


Greg “The Mako” Sherman sets up a “boiler room” for his callers and explains to his new team that suckers deserve to lose their money. He demonstrates how to sucker a client by calling a woman and giving his personal guarantee that he’ll triple her money for the school...

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Episode Quotes
Sheila Emmers: Now I think conman, or grifters--whatever they're called--are the worst people in the world.
Sophie: I wouldn't necessarily say that this guy was a grifter. I mean, it sounds like he's more like a common criminal.
Sheila Emmers: What's the difference?
Sophie: A con, or a grift, when it's performed properly, it combines elegance and style with a--with a classical imitation of legitimate enterprise, parody...
Nate: Ahem. What she's trying to say is that it's not your fault.

Eliot: Where's--are we waiting on Parker?
Alec: Oh, man, she's at that damned chocolate festival. It's like sending a crack addict to a cocaine convention. Girl texted me about an hour ago, misspelled every damned word. Look, "yu gedde yesh dis stuf." Probably got chocolate all over the buttons.

Parker: Hi, Hardison!
Alec: Um...hello?
Parker: Nate won't tell me what the name of the job is.
Nate: Parker, not now. Please?
Parker: Yeah, but what are we stealing? Is it "let's go steal a mountain" or a potato or a funeral or a panda or...
Alec: I told y'all not to let her go to that festival unsupervised.

Cultural References
Alec: I gave you my word as a member of the SEC, the BBB, and the JLA that we got a foolproof way of predicting the market.

The JLA is the Justice League of America, the assembly of the world's great superheroes of DC Comics.

Alec: Some people even call him "Count Chocula."

Count Chocula is the mascot of Count Chocula cereal by General Mills.

Agent Bob: Sure, Mr. Limpet.

The Incredible Mr. Limpet is a 1964 movie starring Don Knotts as Henry Limpet, a mild-mannered bookkeeper who becomes a fish and aids the U.S. Navy in the Atlantic during World War II.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJohn Rogers (1)  |  Chris Downey
Executive ProducerChris Downey  |  Marc Roskin  |  John Rogers (1)  |  Kearie Peak  |  Dean Devlin
ProducerPaul F. Bernard
Co-ProducerPaul Guyot  |  James Scura  |  Rachel Olschan
Associate ProducerBenjamin Raymond Jack  |  Kerry Glover
EditorBrian Gonosey
CastingBarbara Stordahl  |  Angela Terry  |  Lana Veenker
Unit Production ManagerPaul F. Bernard
First Assistant DirectorCourtney Rowe
Second Assistant DirectorPeter Dowd
MusicJoseph Loduca
Music EditorScott Francisco
Costume DesignerNadine Haders
Key GripBrian Fleskes
Camera OperatorNorbert Kaluza  |  Gary Camp
Set DesignerAndrae Covington
Set DecoratorBenjamin Hayden
Location ManagerDoug Hobart
Transportation CoordinatorGlen Enzen
Property MasterJohn Pearson-Denning
Production Sound MixerPaul H. Maritsas
Script SupervisorSuzanne Bingham
Production CoordinatorLiz Brandenburg
Assistant EditorElaine Walrath  |  Ron Stanik
Supervising Sound EditorKenneth L. Johnson
Re-Recording MixerPatrick Cyccone Jr.
GafferNeil Holcomb
Director of PhotographyDavid Connell (1)
Story EditorJosh Schaer  |  Geoffrey Thorne  |  M. Scott Veach
Stunt CoordinatorKevin L. Jackson
Art DirectorRandal Groves
Post Production CoordinatorNicole Martin (2)
Executive Story EditorJoe Hortua
Costume SupervisorNicole Capasso
Production AccountantLisa Howard (2)
Extras CastingSally Gates  |  Danny Stoltz
Department Head HairCatherine Conrad
Visual Effects ProducerMarc Franco
Special Effects SupervisorKai Shelton
Department Head Make-upMolly Craytor
Visual EffectsCarey Gosa
Assistant To The Executive ProducerKayla Westerboard-Dobson
Assistant To The ProducerKelly Crimmins  |  Kayla Rae Dettman
Assistant To The Co-executive ProducerJenn Russell  |  Justin Ruane
Assistant Art DirectorAdam Reamer
Assistant To The Co-producerPaola Ferrari
Assistant To The StarBecky Holladay
Compositing SupervisorJennifer Law-Stump
"A" Camera 1st AssistantKyril Cvetkov
Warning: Leverage season 4 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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