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Leverage: The French Connection Job

Eliot asks the team to help his cooking mentor, who has run afoul of a restaurateur who is trafficking in black market goods.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 5x4
Airdate: Sunday August 12th, 2012

Director: Tawnia McKiernan
Writer: Paul Guyot

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Feb 26, 2013

Guest Stars
Steve ValentineSteve Valentine
As David Lampard
Marshall TeagueMarshall Teague
As Rampone
Allen NauseAllen Nause
As Toby Heath
Armando PucciArmando Pucci
As Jean-Luc

Co-Guest Stars
Matt BarnettMatt Barnett
As Zachary
Charissa AdamsCharissa Adams
As Agent Palmer
Elden NelsonElden Nelson
As Bike Messenger
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


At the Vargas Culinary Institute, owner David Lampard meets with a group of French mobsters. Langdon refuse to pay more than $12,000 a kilo to the head man, Jean-Luc, just as the head chef Toby Heath comes in and complains. As the mobsters leave, Lampard has his man Rampone knock Toby out and tell him that he's dismissed...

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Episode Quotes
Eliot: Food is life. Food... is life. Food is life. What is food?
Hope: Food is life?
Eliot: Food is life. Learn it. You will take this class seriously. Because if you don't, I'll throw your ass out of here quicker than...
Alec: I get to fire a laser. Yeah. Geeking in the kitchen. Uh, makes you want to dance.

Parker: I just… I don't have a thing.
Nate: What do you mean, a thing?
Parker: Eliot has a thing. He loves food. Sophie loves food. You have a sicko love of controlling people.
Nate: I don't have a sicko love... let's stay on you.

Alec: Hey. Think about it. Levitating food could replace waiters.
Eliot: I will stab you in the neck.
Alec: Don't hate the barbeque, hate the sides.

Sophie: Oh, Nate, you know that the core of good acting comes from the persistence of tectonics.
Nate: No idea what that means. Very concerned that you do.

Cultural References
Several of the characters (Rampone, Toby Heath, Worbach) are named after members of the 2012 winning Women's Olympic Soccer team.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJohn Rogers (1)  |  Chris Downey
Executive ProducerDean Devlin  |  John Rogers (1)  |  Chris Downey  |  Marc Roskin
Co-Executive ProducerRachel Olschan
Supervising ProducerPaul Guyot
ProducerPaul F. Bernard
Co-ProducerJames Scura  |  Marc Franco  |  Jose Behar  |  M. Scott Veach  |  Geoffrey Thorne
Associate ProducerBenjamin Raymond Jack  |  Kerry Glover
Production DesignerRandal Groves
EditorBrian Gonosey
CastingAngela Terry  |  Barbara Stordahl  |  Eryn Goodman  |  Lana Veenker
Unit Production ManagerPaul F. Bernard  |  James Scura
First Assistant DirectorCourtney Rowe
Second Assistant DirectorPeter Dowd
MusicJoseph Loduca
Music EditorScott Francisco
Costume DesignerNadine Haders
Key GripBrian Fleskes
Camera OperatorGary Camp  |  Norbert Kaluza
Set DesignerAndrae Covington
Set DecoratorBenjamin Hayden
Location ManagerDoug Hobart
Transportation CoordinatorGlen Enzen
Property MasterJohn Pearson-Denning
Construction CoordinatorDean Roberts
Script SupervisorSuzanne Bingham
Assistant EditorElaine Walrath  |  Ron Stanik
Re-Recording MixerAndrew Garrett Lange  |  Patrick Cyccone Jr.
GafferNeil Holcomb
Director of PhotographyDavid Connell (1)
Story EditorRebecca Kirsch  |  Jeremy Bernstein  |  Jenn Kao
Stunt CoordinatorKevin L. Jackson
Post Production CoordinatorJessica Bayliss
Executive Story EditorJosh Schaer  |  Joe Hortua
Costume SupervisorNicole Capasso
Production AccountantDenise Rosen
Extras CastingDanny Stoltz  |  Sally Gates
Department Head HairJeri Baker Sadler
Department Head Make-upEva Lohse
Visual EffectsCarey Gosa
Assistant To The Executive ProducerKayla Westerboard-Dobson  |  Rebecca Tinker
Assistant To The ProducerKelly Crimmins  |  Kayla Rae Dettman
Special Effects CoordinatorGlenn Sabin
Assistant Art DirectorWhit Vogel
Second 2nd Assistant DirectorAlexandra Hale
Assistant To The Co-producerCaitlin Hailburton  |  Paola Ferrari
Assistant To The StarRose Guess
Compositing SupervisorJennifer Law-Stump
Supervising Production Sound MixerPaul H. Maritsas
"A" Camera 1st AssistantKyril Cvetkov
Supervising Sound MixerHugh Waddell
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