Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|"The Unit" is based on which book?||The Unit
Eric Haney's "Inside Delta Force: The Story of America's Elite Counterterrorist Unit". Eric Haney, retired Command Sergeant Major, is one of the executive producers of the show. He knows his stuff; after all, he was one of the founding members of the Army's Delta Force. Look closely-according to one fan website, you can sometimes see Haney's name or picture in various scenes of the show (www.theunit-hq.net).
Unless otherwise noted, all of the information used in this quiz is taken from www.cbs.com.
|During season one, Kim's goal is to finish her college degree. Where does she intern?||The Unit
a local radio station. Kim earns the opportunity to intern at a radio station when she gets the contentious owner of a local strip club to pay his long-overdue bill-and to renew his contract for additional radio spots!
|Ron Cheals is a retired member of the Unit who appears in several episodes in season one. When we were first introduced to his character, with what problem was he struggling?||The Unit
addiction to pain medication. The actor who plays Cheals, Michael O'Neill, is one of those performers known for solid supporting roles. He has appeared in numerous television programs including "Boston Public," "24," and "West Wing."
|What acronym represented the brutal testing program that the members of the Unit endured as a means of preparing them to survive capture by the enemy?||The Unit
SERE. SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape) is based on a real-life program that special forces operatives must endure (source: www.cbs.com). The eighth episode of season one was about how the members of the Unit were tortured, threatened, and manipulated to test their mettle and dedication. The other acronyms are made-up.
|One of the recurring themes on the show is that military personnel are underpaid. During season one, how do the wives of the Unit decide to earn extra money?||The Unit
They go into real estate ventures. Molly has been in the real estate business part-time and convinces the other wives in the Unit to partner with her, buying properties at low prices and then re-selling them for a profit. The plan works fine until Molly falls for a con artist's scheme. At the end of season one, it's still unclear how much her mistake will affect her relationship with Jonas or her friendship with the other women.
|At the show's inception, actor Scott Foley played the newest member of the Unit. What is his character's name?||The Unit
Bob Brown. Foley's character seems a little uncertain about exactly what he's gotten into. Fortunately, Jonas Blane has taken Bob under his wing, and Bob is a quick study.
|The field leader of the Unit is a character named Jonas Blane, played by which actor?||The Unit
Dennis Haysbert. Haysbert received a Golden Globe nomination for his role as President David Palmer on television's "24." He is also known for his Allstate Insurance commercials ("Are you in good hands?"). You may also recognize his voice on The Military Channel's promotions ("The Military Channel-go behind the lines"). Haysbert will play Nelson Mandela in "Goodbye Bafana" (his co-star will be Joseph Fiennes).
|One of the executive producers of "The Unit" is an established playwright, the author of "Glengarry Glen Ross" and "American Buffalo." Who is he? ||The Unit
David Mamet. Mamet is not only an accomplished playwright, but also a successful screenwriter ("The Verdict," "The Untouchables" and "Wag The Dog"), director ("Homicide," "Heist," and "Spartan") and novelist ("The Village," "The Old Religion" and "Wilson"). A very talented fellow!
|The members of "The Unit" are affiliated with which branch of the military?||The Unit
U.S. Army. The Unit (as the group of soldiers is referred to throughout the show) has no other official name, but their members come from the United States Army Special Forces. Their missions are highly secretive, and even their wives and immediate family members do not know the specifics of their work. When asked, they claim to be Army clerks and logistics workers.
Tiffy Gerhardt. For her community service hours, Tiffy decides to help out at the free legal center, even though their views against the war differ from hers.
Molly Blane. Molly starts as a headhunter, to make some quick cash to help them pay for the nursing home for her mother, but then she takes the job to get a say where Blackthorne sends Jeremy.
Kim Brown. Kim Brown got the job by getting an advertising client to pay their past due balance.
|In the pilot episode, we find out that Tiffy is having an affair. With whom is she having an affair?||"The Unit" - Fire it up!
Colonel Tom Ryan. At the end of the pilot, Jonas shoots a mirror on his wall, and then it cuts to Colonel Tom Ryan popping out of bed, and then Tiffy coming up next to him.
Bob Brown. Bob "Cool Breeze" Brown originally went by the code name "Whippoorwill", but when that codename cover was compromised while he was in Africa, they changed it to "Cool Breeze."
Mack Gerhardt. Mack "Dirt Diver" Gerhardt is second-in-command, under Jonas. He is smart and tough, and doesn't mind getting his hands dirty.
Hector Williams. Hector "Hammerhead" Williams tends to be the driver of the unit. He is usually behind the wheel, or left behind to make sure the wheels are ready to move at a moment's notice.
Charles Grey. Charles "Betty Blue" Grey is the bomb expert in the unit, as he is always called in to diffuse any bombs that the team may come across.
Jonas Blane. As leader of the group, Jonas "Snake Doctor" Blane plans and executes many of the missions personally. Later, we find out that "Snake Doc" is known outside of the unit, when the unit breaks mission to save two soldiers who are boxed in. He uses his hat to alert one of the soldiers that he is a friend.