The Lone Gunmen

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The Lone Gunmen

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Relax and let TV.com's The Lone Gunmen page be your guide to the exploits of everyone's favorite hackers. The show was a spin-off from The X-Files and was Produced by Companies: * 20th Century Fox Television * Millennium Canadian Productions Ltd. * Ten Thirteen Productions. Sadly it was never renewed after its initial 13 episode order by Fox. Although, a conclusion is reached of sorts in a cross-over episode of The X Files. Distributors: The show was distributed by the Fox Network (2001) (USA) (TV), and in 2001 it Won -- Best Cinematography in TV Drama -- Robert McLachlan [For the pilot.] ------------------------------------ Trivia * The Lone Gunmen impersonate three people to get past a facial recognition security system in the episode "All About Yves", and photos of the people they impersonate appear on screen. The pictures are of executive producers Frank Spotnitz (Langly), Vince Gilligan (Frohike), and John Shiban (Byers). * The pilot episode, which first aired on March 4, 2001, concerned a terrorist plot to fly a hijacked airplane into the World Trade Center towers. * After the series was canceled following the first season finale, an episode of The X Files (1993) was dedicated to wrapping up dangling plot lines from the series. In addition to featuring the Gunmen, who made their debut on The X-Files in 1994, the episode featured the return of Jimmy Bond (Stephen Snedden), Morris Fletcher (Michael McKean), Yves Adele Harlow (Zuleikha Robinson), and Kimmy the Geek (Jim Fyfe). * "Yves Adele Harlow" is an anagram for Lee Harvey Oswald. * In the episode "Planet of the Frohikes", the "Boulle Behavioral Institute" is a in-joke reference to Pierre Boulle, the author of the original novel of "Planet of the Apes." * In the episode "Cap'n Toby", the series writer "John Gillnitz" is an amalgam of that episode's three writers: John Shiban' , Vince Gilligan, and Frank Spotnitz. * The pilot episode features a corporation called "EComCon". EComCon (a compression of "Emergency Communications and Control") is a codename for a secret base used by a rogue Air Force general to overthrow the U.S. Government in the film Seven Days in May (1964). ----------------------------------------- Soundtracks * "The Lone Gunmen" Written by Mark Snow Performed by Mark Snow Episode: {all episodes} * "Forever Young" Written by Bob Dylan Performed by The Band Episode: {"Untitled #1AEB11" aka "The Capt'n Toby Show" (2001) (ep. #1.13)} ------------------------- Release dates USA -- 4 March 2001 Australia -- 31 August 2001 Finland -- 20 June 2002 Germany -- 30 January 2003 Belgium -- 2 March 2004 Sweden -- 25 April 2004 Poland -- 9 October 2004 --------------------------------------- Filming Locations 1. New York City, New York, USA 2. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada ----------------------------- Taglines 1. Their missions aren't impossible... they just make them look that way. 2. Heroes have never looked like this before. For obvious reasons. 3. America's future is in their hands. God help us. 4. Heroes to some. Sex symbols to others. ======================== ADDRESSES (alphabetical order) Tom Braidwood (Melvin Frohike) c/o Lucas Talent Inc Sun Tower 100 West Pender, 7th Floor Vancouver BC V6B 1R8 CANADA Dean Haglund (Ringo Langly) Dean Haglund can be contacted through his website: http://www.deanhaglund.com Bruce Harwood (John Byers) Bruce's old agent's address is unavailable as of 12/03 and we don't have a new one for him yet, but we'll let you know as soon as we hear anything on that front. Zuleikha Robinson (Yves Adele Harlow/Lois Runtz), c/o The Gersh Agency P.O. Box 5617 Beverly Hills, CA 90209-5617 Stephen Snedden (Jimmy Bond) c/o Envision Entertainment 9255 Sunset Blvd. Suite 300 Los Angeles, CA 90069 =============================moreless
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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Great show

    10
    Great show, wish they made more of it. Those nerds were heroes.
  • Jump the Shark & well, the entire show!

    10
    Just finished watching the entire series from the 1st to the last episode. I usually am not moved to voice my feelings about "things" per se, and I do realize that I'll be preaching to the choir w/what I'm about to say, but I just have to say it (it's been said I realize, many times already) --- These 3 characters should not have been killed off --- it's just not right for many reasons and in a fictional universe where the possiblities for an escape/an out/redemption/ etc. are mryiad, well, it's a major dissapointment. These three chaps, what they stood for --- it was rather tough to watch them fall --- I would like nothing better than to see them brought back -- somehow - creatively. I could go on & on. I just couldn't let this go w/out saying something. What likable characters --- characters like this live in ones heart and remind us that, yes, there are decent people in this world, simply because of the fact, that it is in our hearts to bring them into being/create them --- a reflection of what resides in our hearts. "Never give up. Never give ... They should be brought back.



    Sincerely

    JMeistermoreless
  • An aamazing journey that crashes way to early. One could not of manufactured more of a gem if they tried.

    9.8
    Being a conspiracy theorist and advocate of the truth behind many governments dealings I was thrilled to watch through the awesome DvD release in all its commentary glory, Magic that could of gone all the way, to the big screen and back.



    I have done a lot of research and seeked much knowledge on all sorts of world matters and governments. I wonder whether the occurance of 911 and TLG perhaps stirred deep within the bowels of many an agency or organization. Perhaps FOX had to shut this down because of the hot terrorist debarcle gripping the USA at the time. Perhaps the controversy this show could of raised over real and debated issues amongst the curious would be too much for the government to control. Already JFK has dispersed into a generally understood subject by many around the globe, once apon a time even a word could of cost you your life at the right time. Perhaps the X-Files and The Lone Gunman could return given the de-sensitization of 911 and related government matters. Perhaps the drive of America towards a one world order and a different financial system by 2012 also influenced the descision to shut down the show so abruptly and stop any potential revelations about the governments or semi-known issues that could be show cased uniquely through this medium, who knows...mabye one Lone Gunmen headline would read..."Americas own government and the CIA implicated in the 911 attacks" well I am only having a ponder of all sorts of possibilities. But one thing is for sure this baby could of had massive following, a modern day Hitchhikers guide, call it whatever, my rantings may not reflect much more than some opinion BUT one thing is for sure. Enough clues and openings are left for a monumental return. Who knows, that spirit appearance could of been a Hologram...

    One note though, the characters were that well played and likable for the odd qualities one could understand them enough to replay possible conclusions to the part 2 never offered after the final scene shot. We wait now patiently..



    p.s we need a directors cut with extra scenes and bloops, interviews and all the fun stuff with narration etc.moreless
  • The Conspiracy Theorists Poster Boys & X-Files Minor heroes, The Lone Gunmen was a potentially fantastic series that could have Definitely worth watching for X-Files fans and conspiracy theorists (i'm a fan). Do yourslf a favour and watch this series.moreless

    8.0
    Much lighter than X-Files and a few great classic moments such as Langley's face after the boobytrap in "All About Eve". Shame on Fox for canning such a promising show.

    Favorite Episodes are: The Pilot

    Like Water for Octane

    Tango De Los Pistoleros

    Planet of the Frohikes.



    THe Nurse in "Diagnosis Jimmy" was cute & I also enjoyed 'Three Men & a Smoking Diaper' as I don't trust Politicians & their minders as much as the next guy.



    The X-Files Episode "Jump the Shark" brought a tear to my eyes.



    Finally I can only suggest again that you watch this series and judge for yourselves; it will be time well spent.moreless
  • What's not to like!?!

    10
    Well, the main theme music, but I won't hold that against them. That is what the mute button is for!



    But, I digress. This was a rare brilliant move by FOX. The Lone Gunmen were always great to see when they guest starred on The X-Files so a spin off was a natural conclusion.



    I like Geeks, Conspiracy Theories and Action shows with a comic twist. And that is just what this series is all about.



    The pilot was surprisingly heavy, especially given that the story line was so closely related to the events of 9/11 that it was down right spooky. But there were still plenty of comic moments to lighten the tone.



    And that's just what this series is all about. Serious subject matters made enjoyable by also including some fun!



    Despite what others may think, I personally enjoyed having Jimmy Bond added to the mix. His goofy sincerity and big heart were a grounding line for the Gunmen.



    Yves Adele Harlow and Kimmy the Geek were welcome additions also. Yves was not only gorgeous (I wish I had her hair) but crafty, dangerous, mercenary, but foremost, a staunch ally. Kimmy was a brilliant hacker, arrogant, competitive, but again, a true friend to the Gunmen.



    Once again FOX dropped the ball by letting this one go!moreless
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