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Leverage: The D.B. Cooper Job

Agent McSweeten asks the team to help him help his dying father, who wants to close one last case: the disappearance of D.B. Cooper in 1971.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x6
Airdate: Sunday August 26th, 2012

Director: Marc Roskin
Writer: Chris Downey

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Mar 12, 2013

  • Currently 8.1/10
8.1/10 (10 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Gerald DowneyGerald Downey
As Agent Todd McSweeten
Fred WardFred Ward
As Agent Steve Reynolds
Matt NolanMatt Nolan
As D.B. Cooper
Ronny CoxRonny Cox
As Peter McSweeten

Co-Guest Stars
David KnellDavid Knell
As Crowsley
Sean Cook (2)Sean Cook (2)
As Felton
Joe RossJoe Ross
As Pilot
Sam RoskinSam Roskin
As Young Todd
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


At the Portland FBI headquarters, two figures break in and hack the computers. They download the files just as two guards come in, interrupting them. The intruders use a flash-bang grenade. As they leave, Parker and McSweeten remove their masks...

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Episode Quotes
Alec: So, what? Back to square one?
Nate: I prefer "back to the drawing board." It's more hopeful.

Nate: When you spend most of your time getting inside the minds of bad people, looking for their flaws and their weaknesses, it's pretty much all you see... in everyone.
Sophie: That's not what happened to Peter McSweeten.
Nate: Ah, but Peter McSweeten wasn't Jimmy Ford's son.
Sophie: So what do you want to do?
Nate: I want to build something.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorChris Downey  |  John Rogers (1)
Executive ProducerDean Devlin  |  Marc Roskin  |  John Rogers (1)  |  Chris Downey
Co-Executive ProducerRachel Olschan
Supervising ProducerPaul Guyot
ProducerPaul F. Bernard
Co-ProducerJose Behar  |  Marc Franco  |  James Scura  |  Geoffrey Thorne  |  M. Scott Veach
Associate ProducerBenjamin Raymond Jack  |  Kerry Glover
EditorDavid Siegel
CastingBarbara Stordahl  |  Angela Terry  |  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 OperatorNorbert Kaluza  |  Gary Camp
Set DesignerAndrae Covington
Set DecoratorBenjamin Hayden
Location ManagerDoug Hobart
Transportation CoordinatorGlen Enzen
Property MasterJohn Pearson-Denning
Construction CoordinatorDean Roberts
Script SupervisorSuzanne Bingham
Assistant EditorDan Wilken  |  Elaine Walrath
Re-Recording MixerPatrick Cyccone Jr.
GafferNeil Holcomb
Director of PhotographyDavid Connell (1)
Story EditorRebecca Kirsch  |  Jeremy Bernstein  |  Jenn Kao
Stunt CoordinatorKevin L. Jackson
Production SupervisorLiz Brandenburg
Post Production CoordinatorJessica Bayliss
Executive Story EditorJosh Schaer  |  Joe Hortua
Costume SupervisorNicole Capasso
Production AccountantDenise Rosen
Extras CastingSally Gates  |  Danny Stoltz
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  |  Tawny Early
Compositing SupervisorJennifer Law-Stump
"A" Camera 1st AssistantKyril Cvetkov
Supervising Sound MixerHugh Waddell
Warning: Leverage season 5 episode 6 guide may contain spoilers
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