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The Firm: Pilot

After young lawyer Mitchell McDeere exposed the law firm he worked for was a front for the Chicago mob, he and his family found themselves in the Federal Witness Protection Program. Now, a decade later, McDeere, his wife Abby and daughter Claire, begin their efforts to reclaim their lives, which proves to be an uphill battle.

Source: NBC

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 101
Airdate: Sunday January 08th, 2012
Special Airtime: 09:00 pm

Director: David Straiton
Writer: Lukas Reiter

Alternate Airdates:

Hungary Feb 19, 2012

  • Currently 8.9/10
8.9/10 (8 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Rachael Crawford
As Dianne Ruckeyser
Stuart Hughes
As Martin Moxon
Paulino Nunes
As Federal Marshal Coleman
Alex Paxton-Beesley
As Sarah Holt
Gianpaolo Venuta
As Joey Morolto Jr.
Cam Natalie
As Sal
Markus Parilo
As Bones (as Markus Parillo)
Terry Czerlau
As Crew Cut
Rothaford Gray
As Richard Williams
Allan Royal
As Judge Trott
Lamar Johnson
As Donnell Heywood
Benz Antoine
As Lamar Heywood
Robert B. Kennedy
As Special Agent Tarrance
Raven Dauda
As Karen Williams
David Richmond-Peck
As John Bolson
Lorna Wright
As Caroline Sanderson
Brett Houghton
As Tommy Breen
Conrad Pla
As Manuel Reyes
Andrew McLean
As Derek Little
Tim Campbell (2)
As Bradley Halverson
Robert Clarke (1)
As Henry Clay
Ace Hicks
As Julie
Doug Murray
As James Haft
Lisa Berry
As Zoe Figgis
Deshaun Clarke
As Nathan Williams
Darren Josephs
As Officer
Shamus Fynes
As Court Officer
Scott McCulloch
As Harry Deebs
Denika Ellis-Dawson
As Richard's Daughter
Main Cast
Josh Lucas
As Mitch McDeere
Callum Keith Rennie
As Ray McDeere
Molly Parker
As Abby McDeere
Natasha Calis
As Claire McDeere
Shaun Majumder
As Andrew Palmer
Juliette Lewis
As Tammy Hemphill


The scene opens with Mitch McDeree running away from government officials giving chase. He bangs into a tour guide and loses rhythm, when the chasers are able to get very close – but he is not giving in. He continues running and makes it across the shallow water body by Lincoln Memorial. While the officials try to cut him off, he reaches a public phone booth, and calls his wife (Abbey). She needs to follow his plan, and not ask questions. They might already be listening to them, and Abbey cannot make head or tails of what’s happening. Mitch explains – it’s happen again. Soon after that, he plunges into a moving truck for disappearing from the officials’ line of sight. Later, when he is at Martin’s office at the Park View building, he is sorry for calling his extensions three times, and admits he was being followed when Martin notices his wet shoes. The trail of a dead woman leads Mitch up to Martin – and he sure knows why Mitch is there. When Martin thinks he is already dead (no one can save him), and Mitch cannot save him either – he claims to know people at the FBI. Not before long, loud thumps on the door are calling out for Mitch McDeree and Martin jumps off his office balcony committing suicide...

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Episode Notes
On its initial airing and for the online release, NBC premiered this as a single two-hour event.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerNoreen Halpern  |  Lukas Reiter  |  John Grisham  |  Michael Rosenberg  |  John Morayniss
Co-Executive ProducerPeter Noah  |  Helen Shaver
Supervising ProducerTashi Bieler  |  Joseph Berger-Davis
ProducerPaula Devonshire
Consulting ProducerJonathan Shapiro (1)  |  Vincent Angell  |  David Feige  |  Alyson Feltes  |  William Rotko  |  Jamie Gorenberg
Associate ProducerMargaret O'Brien (2)
Production DesignerKaren Bromley
EditorJane Kass
CastingSharon Bialy  |  Sherry Thomas
Unit Production ManagerDaniel Hank
First Assistant DirectorWoody Sidarous  |  Frank Ferro
Second Assistant DirectorJason Washington  |  Hunter Kalman
Music EditorRob Bertola
Music SupervisorJim Black  |  Rachel Reiter
Costume DesignerDebra Hanson
Location ManagerMelissa Warry-Smith
Re-Recording MixerPaul Shubat  |  Steve Foster (1)
Director of PhotographyAdam Swica
Story EditorBen Lee (2)
Stunt CoordinatorRandy Butcher
Production ManagerThom J. Pretak
Sound RecordistSylvain Arseneault
Casting AssociateGohar Gazazyan
Key HairstylistEtheline Joseph
Music ComposerTrevor Morris
Canadian CastingSara Kay  |  Jenny Lewis (3)
Key MakeupDorota Mitoraj
Based On The Novel ByJohn Grisham
Created For Television ByLukas Reiter
Warning: The Firm season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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