Push, Nevada

Season 1 Episode 1

The Amount

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Sep 17, 2002 on ABC
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Episode Summary

The Amount
When a large amount of money is stolen from a casino vault in the remote desert town of Push, Nevada, IRS agent Jim Prufrock gets a tip that the theft could be embezzlement, so he goes to investigate. He's not made to feel welcome, however, as he is told either to get out of town or "take careful steps," and a meeting with the casino manager ends with threats.moreless

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  • We meet the characters and get our first "clues" to solving the mystery.

    I saw the commercials for the and was hooked even before the first episode aired. The play-at-home game had a lot of information online including websites and message boards with clues.

    When the first episode aired I was not disappointed. It was sort of a dark drama with a twist. Push, Nevada was as creepy as it was interesting. Judging by the response online it seems like everyone was in on it. Probably had something to do with that prize that was over a million dollars.moreless
  • A quirky good start.

    It's been a couple of years since "Push, Nevada", and sadly I'm just now getting introduced to it. I remember the previews way back when, but I just never saw it. I recently downloaded all 7 episodes of the series to give it a try, despite a few people telling me it was awful.

    "Push, Nevada" is a quirky and strange drama from Ben Affleck of all people, about an IRS agent who comes to Push investigating a mystery involving a large amount of money.

    I've never actually watched an entire episode of the 1991 ABC series "Twin Peaks", but this show reminds me of that and "Picket Fences", although not THAT outrageous. It's hard to tell whether the show is sci-fi/fantasy in any way or if it's just supposed to be weird. This episode introduces a lot of Push's weirdness and strange characters. We also see that Jim Prufrock, the IRS agent, obviously has not let go of his ex-wife, and still wears his ring.

    It's sad knowing that in six episodes everything will over, and not even concluded at that. However, I'll try my best to not let that disappoint me. This is a really cool mystery series that I wish had lasted a little bit longer.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • The show was an interactive mystery series where the audience could play along, collect clues, and attempt to win the missing money. Players could also find clues at different internet websites seen on the show. Originally scheduled to air 13 episodes, ABC Television cancelled the show after seven episodes. The final clue of the series was broadcast during the pre-game show during Monday Night Football on 28 October 2002.

    • When he pulled in to get gas in the Rambler, the gas cap is really on the other side (driver side)of the 1959 Rambler...

    • When Jim is on the phone with Ira in this episode he's giving a little bit of history on Push. As this is happening, he's looking at the microfilms of the past issues of Push Times. In these films are photos of
      a decaying Push, Nevada in 1980s before Watermark came to town and bought the Versailles Casino in 1984.
      In one of the shots of an abandoned building is billboard advertising tickets to Lancaster Jet Hawks Opening
      Day April 11 Tickets: (661) 726-5400.
      This is a billboard for a minors baseball league in Lancaster, California Their website
      is http://www.jethawks.com/Ticket_group.htm

    • When Silas Bodnick loads the revolver, the ammunition he used would be impossible to fire since the primers had already been struck. Obviously for safety purposes.

  • QUOTES (1)

  • NOTES (4)

    • The series was filmed in Santa Clarita, California. Other series that have been filmed in the same location include Battlestar Galactica, The Bionic Woman, Boomtown, and JAG.

    • During the opening credits every week, there were clues for sloving the mystery of where the money was. The only episode that didn't have the clues was the final one. Each title of the show gave a clue also.

    • The website pushtimes.com, which appears on a newspaper in "The Amount", is a fake website about events, and people in the town. Check it out!

    • An amount of money (hence the name of the episode) appeared as a room number in this episode.