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Leverage: The Corkscrew Job

When a vineyard worker dies in the field, the man's daughter asks the team to help. To take on the man responsible, the team plans to discredit the rare bottle of wine he is using as collateral on his loan to buy the vineyard.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 5x13
Airdate: Tuesday December 11th, 2012

Director: Marc Roskin
Writer: Jenn Kao

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Apr 30, 2013

Guest Stars
Hart BochnerHart Bochner
As Frank Madigan
Brian SilvermanBrian Silverman
As Leonard

Co-Guest Stars
Danielle BarnumDanielle Barnum
As Kristin Knox
Dana BarronDana Barron
As Betty (Betty Carter)
Simon HamlinSimon Hamlin
As Vintner
Lindsay LucasLindsay Lucas
As FBI Agent
Christopher ToyneChristopher Toyne
As Wine Auditor (Dan Snyder)
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


In a vineyard outside of Portland, one of the workers, Sam, collapses. One of the co-workers, Betty Carter, runs to him and confirms that he's not breathing. However, one of the foremen, Leonard, comes over and tells everyone to get back to work while they take care of it...

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Episode Quotes
Alec: There's the full non-disclosure agreement that Kristin's required to sign in order to get her settlement. That's a hundred pages longer than the one you sign for the CIA. The winery's just trying to get her to shut up.
Sophie: And how did you get your hands on a CIA contract?
Alec: You ask too many questions.

Frank Madigan: We're going to increase the output of this winery by 1000%. And for the pleasure of being part of that, you get college credit. Welcome.
Parker: What? Wait--is "college credit" code for "you're not going to pay me"?
Frank Madigan: Get to work.

Worker: Here's the computer you ordered, sir.
Alec: My precious. (Parker glares) You--I mean you. You're my precious.

Alec: Age of the geek, baby. I am the Grape Gatsby.

Eliot: Look.
Parker: Who's that?
Eliot: His name's Leonard. He's Madigan's right-hand guy.
Parker: He has a very punchable face.
Eliot: Yeah, I noticed that.

Parker: I like that camera. You could shove a cat in that camera.

Parker: Where did you get radioactive cesium?
Alec: The things I do for Nate.

Parker: So I'm radioactive. Why don't I have superpowers?
Alec: Babe, we all feel cheated.

Cultural References
Alec: My precious.

Gollum is Sméagol, the corrupted hobbit in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-Earth books, who seeks the return of his Precious, the One Ring.

Alec: I am the Grape Gatsby.

The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Jay Gatsby, the title character, is a secretive millionaire with criminal connections.

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
CastingBarbara Stordahl  |  Angela Terry  |  Eryn Goodman  |  Lana Veenker
Unit Production ManagerJames Scura  |  Paul F. Bernard
First Assistant DirectorCourtney Rowe
Second Assistant DirectorPeter Dowd
MusicJoseph Loduca
Music EditorScott Francisco
Costume DesignerNadine Haders
Camera OperatorNorbert Kaluza  |  Gary Camp
Set DesignerAndrae Covington
Set DecoratorBenjamin Hayden
Location ManagerRobert Warberg
Transportation CoordinatorGlen Enzen
Property MasterJohn Pearson-Denning
Construction CoordinatorDean Roberts
Script SupervisorSuzanne Bingham
Assistant EditorRon Stanik  |  Lana Wolverton
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 HairDiana Acrey
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 CoordinatorWayne Eaton
Assistant Art DirectorWhit Vogel
Second 2nd Assistant DirectorAlexandra Hale
Assistant To The Co-producerCaitlin Hailburton  |  Paola Ferrari
Assistant To The StarTawny Early
Compositing SupervisorJennifer Law-Stump
Supervising Production Sound MixerPaul H. Maritsas
"A" Camera 1st AssistantKyril Cvetkov
Supervising Sound MixerHugh Waddell
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