The 4400: The Complete First Season
Paramount Pictures (2004)
TV Series  /  Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller
In Collection
#753
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Seen ItNo
097360404043
IMDB   7.4
256 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1, Region 4   NR (Not Rated)
Joel Gretsch Tom Baldwin
Jacqueline McKenzie Diana Skouris
Mahershalalhashbaz Ali Richard Tyler
Laura Allen Lily Moore
Patrick Flueger Shawn Farrell
Chad Faust Kyle Baldwin
Kaj-Erik Eriksen Danny Farrell
Brooke Nevin Nikki Hudson
Peter Coyote Dennis Ryland
Conchita Campbell Maia Rutledge
Laura Allen (II)
Samantha Ferris Nina Jarvis
Richard Kahan Marco Pacella
Kavan Smith Agent Garrity
Karina Lombard Alana Mareva
Bill Campbell Jordan Collier
Jody Thompson Devon
Megalyn Echikunwoke Isabelle Tyler
Director
Oz Scott
Yves Simoneau
Milan Cheylov
Douglas Petrie
John Behring
Scott Peters
Morgan Beggs
Producer Brent-Karl Clackson
Francis Ford Coppola
Yves Simoneau
Writer Scott Peters
René Echevarria
Ira Steven Behr
Douglas Petrie
Cinematography Thomas Burstyn
Musician John Van Tongeren
Stephen Phillips
Tim P.


The 4400, which began as a five-week miniseries on the USA Network, is built around a deceptively simple, dramatically rich premise. What if all the people, who had ever been abducted by aliens, were suddenly returned to Earth? What would happen? Although they look exactly as they did when they left, they have no knowledge of where they were or why they were taken. Now some even have special powers, like clairvoyance. As with ABC's Lost, which centers on the survivors of a plane crash, The 4400 features a large cast of characters and a host of mysteries to be solved. If the special effects, which are kept to a minimum, can be a little cheesy at times, the concept--and the skillful execution of the concept--easily makes up for it.

Produced by Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope and created by Scott Peters (The Outer Limits), The 4400 is set in Seattle, where the 4400 are returned. The principal characters include Dennis Ryland (Peter Coyote of E.T.), the local supervisor of Homeland Security. He's joined by agents Tom Baldwin (Joel Gretsch of Taken), whose nephew was one of the returnees, and Diana Skouris (Jacqueline McKenzie of Romper Stomper), who takes in one of the youngest returnees.

Guest stars include Michael Moriarty (Law and Order) in "Pilot" and Lee Tergeson (Oz) in "Becoming." Billy Campbell (Once and Again) also appears in several episodes as Jordan Collier, a real-estate magnate and returnee who becomes an advocate for others like himself, many of whom are having problems adjusting to a changed world. Like Lost, one of the biggest success stories of 2004, The 4400 debuted to strong ratings and was renewed for a full season. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

Episodes
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    7/11/2004  1.  The Return
Everyone on Earth is excited about a comet passing by, but as soon as its trajectory changes to a collision course, everyone starts to panic. The comet turns out to be a giant ball of light that, after exploding, leaves behind 4400 people. They are missing persons who have been gone from a few months to 60 years, and none have aged a day. The 4400 are put in quarantine and eventually released. Some of the returnees begin to exhibit strange and uncontrollable new abilities. Tom Baldwin and Diana Skouris, two Homeland Security agents, are appointed to find out what happened to the 4400.
Director:  Yves Simoneau  Writer:  Scott Peters  / René Echevarria 
Guest starring:  Michael Moriarty, Craig March, Jason Low,  Terry Chen, Jesse Hutch, Ross Douglas, Sheila Paterson, Eric Breker, Eileen Pedde,  Genevieve Buechner, Adrian Holmes, Roger Haskett, Carrie Fleming, Keith Martin Gordey, Pamela Hart
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    7/18/2004  2.  The New & Improved Carl Morrissey
Carl Morrissey is a lowly supermarket employee who happens to be one of the 4400 returned abductees. He uses his new found powers - enhanced reflexes and strength - to become a vigilante and fight crime in his neighborhood. Meanwhile, Lily is thrown in jail for violating the restraining order while looking in on her daughter and ex-husband's new life. After picking up Lily from the police, Richard and Lily go back to the apartment they now share and we see the romance between the two begin to become more serious. Also, Shawn begins to learn more about his healing powers, and we are left with a cliffhanger ending of whether he will heal his cousin.
Director:  Helen Shaver  Writer:  Ira Steven Behr 
Guest starring:  Kathleen Wilhoite, David Eigenberg, Peter Grasso, Georgina Hegedos, Ali Liebert, Garfield Wilson,  Genevieve Buechner, Lucas Margetson, Wendy Russell, James Michalopoulos, Fraser Aitcheson,  Robin Mossley, Derek J. Lowe, Jonathan Holmes
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    7/25/2004  3.  Becoming
Tom and Diana are sent out to investigate a homicide that resembles the MO of a serial killer who was never caught nor heard of for 21 years. The first suspect is Oliver Knox, a member of the 4400. However, Knox has an alibi for the night of the murder and another man confesses to all the crimes. Tom and Diana suspect that Knox is luring people to kill for him and try to lay a trap on him. Meanwhile, people begin to turn hostile toward the 4400, and Jordan Collier decides to organize his fellow returnees. But Richard feels uneasy about Collier's interest in them.
Director:  David Straiton  Writer:  Craig Sweeny 
Guest starring:  Peter LaCroix, Shaine Jones,  Helen Shaver, Stanley Katz, Preston Cook, Miranda Frigon, Lee Tergesen, Andrew McIlroy, Bill Dow, Christine Anton, Murile Kauffmann, Claudine Grant, Amanda MacKay
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    8/1/2004  4.  Trial By Fire
The 4400 are attacked by a series of fire-bombings after Barbara Yates made their names and addresses known to the public. Tom, Diana, and Ryland try to put an end to the bombings at the same time as Tom tries to deal with the disturbing behavior of Kyle, and Diana tries real hard to be a good substitute mother to Maia. However, the arrival of a Homeland Security agent from Washington, Warren Lyttel, makes their work even harder. Jordan Collier tries to provide his followers with safe shelter, but Richard and Lily begin to question his intentions as the bombings intensify.
Director:  Nick Gomez  Writer:  Robert Hewitt Wolfe 
Guest starring:  Jonathan Holmes, Mark Valley,  Michael EklundShane MeierHelen Shaver, Jason Low, Anna Hagan, Sean Millington, Joe Do Serro
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    8/8/2004  5.  White Light
Tom is furious upon finding out that Lyttel took his son Kyle into custody. Diana offers him help in getting Kyle back. Meanwhile, Richard suspects that Collier is trying to take control of Lily's life, and as soon as Collier reveals his intentions, Richard and Lily leave Arcadia Estates. Elsewhere, Danny snaps at Shawn when he finds out that he and Nikki have slept together. Tom and Diana finally find out what really happened to the 4400, which leaves a disturbing question: is this the end - or just the beginning?
Director:  Tim Hunter  Writer:  Scott Peters 
Guest starring:  Gillian Barber, Mark Valley, Jonathan Holmes, Louis Chirillo, Jason Low, Shawn Reis,  Leanne Adachi, Dawn Mander
Edition Details
Edition anglais uniquement
Series The 4400
Distributor Paramount
Release Date 12/21/2004
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen (16:9)
Subtitles English (Closed Captioned)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Surround [English]
Layers Dual Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 2

Features
Disc 01 Closed Captioned Scene Access Color Closed-captioned Widescreen