The Defenders

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 18

    Morelli v. Kaczmarek

    Aired 3/11/11

  • S 1 : Ep 17

    Nevada v. Greene

    Aired 3/4/11

  • S 1 : Ep 16

    Noland v. Galloway Pharmaceuticals

    Aired 2/25/11

  • S 1 : Ep 15

    Nevada v. Hunter

    Aired 2/18/11

  • S 1 : Ep 14

    Nevada v. Doug the Mule

    Aired 2/11/11

  • Cast & Crew
  • James Belushi

    Nick Morelli

  • Jerry O'Connell

    Pete Kaczmarek

  • Jurnee Smollett

    Lisa Tyler

  • Tanya Fischer

    Zoey Waters

  • Glynn Turman

    Judge Bob Owens

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  • This CBS TV drama follows two Las Vegas defense attorneys who support their clients above all else. Nick Morelli (James Belushi) is a hard working attorney, and Pete Kaczmarek (Jerry O'Connell), who loves not only the law but beautiful women and fast cars, work together to protect their clients in Sin City. Joining them is young attorney Lisa Tyler (Jurnee Smollett) who wants to break free of her Vegas show girl past, and Zoey Waters (Tanya Fischer) as their capable and skilled assistant.moreless

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    • Nick: You ever wonder what we'd be doing if we weren't lawyers? Pete: Well, a hundred years ago my ancestors were digging up potatoes with their bare hands. Even our worst day is better than that. Nick: (raising his glass) Here's to our worst days. Pete: And the better ones ahead. (raises his glass and clinks Nick's)

    • Pete: That hot juror that was the hold-out. Nick: Yeah? Pete: The defendant gave her a car to hang the jury. Ten minutes after replacing her, 12-zip, guilty. Nick: What kind of car? Pete: A used Tercel! Nick: Geez, I wouldn't sell my soul for less than a four door.

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    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada - September 22, 2010 on CTV
      Czech Republic - November 18, 2010 on AXN
      Germany - March 20, 2011 on SAT 1
      United Kingdom - April 8, 2011 on FX/FX HD
      Slovakia - June 28, 2011 on JOJ

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada - September 29, 2010 on CTV
      Czech Republic - November 25, 2010 on AXN
      Germany - March 27, 2011 on SAT 1
      United Kingdom - April 15, 2011 on FX/FX HD
      Slovakia - June 30, 2011 on JOJ

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada - October 6, 2010 on CTV
      Czech Republic - December 2, 2010 on AXN
      Germany - April 3, 2011 on SAT 1
      United Kingdom - April 22, 2011 on FX/FX HD
      Slovakia - July 5, 2011 on JOJ

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada - October 13, 2010 on CTV
      Czech Republic - December 9, 2010 on AXN
      Germany - April 10, 2011 on SAT 1
      United Kingdom - April 29, 2011 on FX/FX HD
      Slovakia - July 7, 2011 on JOJ

    • The original title of this episode was Nevada v. Cerbone.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada - October 20, 2010 on CTV
      Czech Republic - December 16, 2010 on AXN
      Germany - April 17, 2011 on SAT 1
      United Kingdom - May 6, 2011 on FX/FX HD
      Slovakia - July 12, 2011 on JOJ

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada - October 27, 2010 on CTV
      Czech Republic - December 23, 2010 on AXN
      Germany - May 1, 2011 on SAT 1
      United Kingdom - May 13, 2011 on FX/FX HD
      Slovakia - July 14, 2011 on JOJ

    • This episode was previously titled Las Vegas v. Black Betty.

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    Trivia (4)

    • Editing goof: While Pete is at the prison listening to lottery winner Leonard explain what happened, Leonard buys a bag of chips from the vending machine. The bag of chips in actor’s hand changes from the back of the bag facing out to the front of the bag facing out and then back again in the different camera angle shots of the actor during the scene. The actor never flipped the bag around.

    • When the Moroccan and Leonard swap $6,000,000 checks, they're each from different banks. However, at the bottom of them the routing number (90162537) on both checks is the same, even though a routing number is unique to a financial institution. The account number (287381942) is also the same on both checks.

    • A girl at the Ensenada, Mexico hotel pool is sporting a tattoo on her side that reads "I will wear my heart upon my sleeve for daws to peck at." It’s a quote from Shakespeare's play Othello (Act I, Scene I).

    • During the middle of this episode, Dan Ackroyd is sitting at a table in the Defender's office. On the table are two (40 oz?) foam cups from a convenience store. During the scene, Dan takes drinks from one of the cups at random moments, holding the cup while speaking or listening. If you watch closely, and even if you don't it's pretty obvious, you will see that every time the camera angle changes, so do the cup(s). At times, the second cup totally vanishes into oblivion. Other times, Dan is holding the cup and the shot changes and the cup is on the table. But most commonly, the cup Dan has been drinking from shifts position and straw angle changes every single shot while at rest on the table.

    Allusions (1)

    • The dead man, famed Vegas entertainer Duane Daryl, is an allusion to Wayne Newton. His moniker, Mr. Vegas, is similar to Newton's nickname, Mr. Las Vegas.

  • Fan Reviews (14)
  • good show

    By ch101972, Nov 01, 2014

  • Great Show

    By lynnjaylynn731, Dec 22, 2013

  • please bring this show back

    By victoriaquick, Apr 07, 2013

  • miss the defenders

    By marieguenin1957, Jul 26, 2012

  • GREAT SHOW!!! LET'S GET IT RENEWED!!!

    By Nora_R, Sep 25, 2011

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