Rake: American version
Produced by Fedora Entertainment and Essential Media & Entertainment Pty Ltd.,
in association with Sony Pictures
Greg Kinnear as Keegan Deane
John Ortiz as Ben
Miranda Otto as Maddy Deane
Necar Zadegan as Scarlet
Bojana Novakovic as Melissa "Mikki" Partridge
Tara Summers as Leanne Zander
David Harbour as David Potter
Ian Colletti as Finn Deane
Created and written by
Peter Duncan, Peter Tolan, Richard Roxburgh, Ian Collie
Greg Kinnear, Leslie Tolan
On a single day, Keegan Deane is described as many things. His ex-wife-calls him "unreliable"; his son calls him a "pal"; most judges think he's "an outrage"; the IRS calls him a "defendant"; and to his former dealer, he's simply a "tragic loss."
Brilliant, frustratingly charming and with zero filter, Keegan is one of life's great addicts. His staggering lack of discretion and inability to self-censor land him the cases that nobody else will touch, but behind that lies a resolute optimism and belief in justice that fuel his dogged determination to defend those who seem beyond redemption. He always tries to do the right thing, but at the same time struggles to save himself from the many self-destructive elements that plague his own life, such as his overindulgence of various excesses, including women and gambling.
Keegan gets a majority of his cases from Ben, his best friend since law school. Ben is married to Scarlett, another of Keegan's old friends and, as Assistant District Attorney for the city of Los Angeles, quite often his opponent in court.
Reeling from the death of his father, Ben asks Keegan to take over the case of Graham Murray, the mayor's top economic advisor who is accused of murdering and eating the remains of a young accountant. Although Ben thinks this will never go to trial, Keegan is determined to prove Murray's innocence, after he finds out interesting details surrounding the alleged victim's death. Meanwhile, Keegan has legal troubles of his own and Mikki makes a decision about her career.
With: Denis O'Hare as Graham Murray, Omar J. Dorsey as Roy, Damon Gupton as Marcus Barzmann, Mae Hi as Mrs. Wu, Peter Chen as Mr. Wu, Anne Gee Byrd as Frances Leon, Elya Baskin as Bozidar, Denis O'Hare as Graham Murray, Joanne Baron as Annie Murray, Betsy Hume as Dena, Bill Cobbs as Federal Judge, Maura Soden as Judge #2, Cedric Yarbrough as Jules, Lisa Pelikan as Lorraine, Omar J. Dorsey as Roy, Kevin Rock as Rick, David Lengel as Junior DA, David Kurt Anderson as Paul Wilson, Jenna Ortega as Zoe Leon
As payment for a late night poker win, Keegan agrees to enter a guilty plea for confessed serial killer Jack Tarrant, expecting to garner a quick burst of publicity for himself off of the case. When Tarrant accuses Los Angeles Chief of Police Bernie Michaels of writing all of his confessional testimonies for him, it is up to Keegan to figure out which party is telling the truth, pitting Keegan against the Mayor of Los Angeles, a situation with serious repercussions, personally and professionally.
Meanwhile, Keegan receives payment from a client in the form of a Pacific Bluefin tuna worth 15 thousand dollars. All he has to do is get the fish to a local sushi restaurant and have them pay him so he can then pay his bookie a portion of his gambling debt.
Special Guests: Peter Stormare as Jack Tarrant, Bill Smitrovich as Chief Bernie Michaels
Guest Starring: Damon Gupton as Marcus Barzmann, Lorna Raver as Judge, Omar J. Dorsey as Roy, Greta Van Suseren as herself, Tim Macaulan, Chasty Ballesteros
Co Starring: Emjay Anthony as Adam Leon, Nicholas Bechtel as Max Leon, Jenna Ortega as Zoe Leon, Eddie Diaz as Luke Torres, Jasmine Alveran as Lopez Girl #1, Genesis Ochoa as Lopez Girl #2, Leon Cohen as Cal Gelber, Lauren Sanchez as News Anchor #1, Hidetoshi Imura as Older Asian Man, Brian Takahashi as Asian Man's Son, William Calvert as Reporter #1, Sarah-Jane Dalby as Reporter #2, Greg Bryan as Bartender, Scott Spiegel as Bar Patron, Michael Yavnieli as Officer, Courtney Parks as Another Woman, Bill E. Rogers as Police Officer #2, Stacy Hall as Deputy #1, Bart McCarthy as Driver, Bryan Coffee as Technician
A Close Shave
Keegan takes on the case of three Amish bakers accused of attempted murder. Their crime? Shaving off the beard — considered a symbol of a man's faith and devotion in the Amish religion — of a bishop who was trying to retrieve a sect member in Los Angeles whom he thought was being kept against her will. Meanwhile, Scarlet and Ben plan a recommitment ceremony and Keegan uses a helpful transportation app called "Joyride," on which he meets driver Brooke Alexander, a slightly overeducated, sports-betting girl who seems too good to be true./p>
With: Emjay Anthony as Adam Leon, Nicolas Bechtel as Max Leon, Jenna Ortega as Zoe Leon, Omar J. Dorsey as Roy, Anne Gee Byrd as Frances Leon, Kim Hawthorne as Gloria Barzmann, Alexandra Breckenridge as Brooke Alexander, Madison Mason as Bishop Guth, Josh Close as Jedidiah Miller, Rebecca Forsythe as Mary Stultzfoos, Bruster Phoenix Sampson as Mordechai, Devan Long as Solomon, Josh Cruze as Arthur Leon, Nigel Gibbs as Ed Chambers, Catherine Dent as Judge Dupre, Patrick Robert Smith as Howie, Jeffrey Nordling as Bruce, Bill Cobbs as Federal Judge
When chef and restaurant owner Alberto Rinaldi is accused of bigamy, Keegan has to find a way to convince the jury that his love for his wives should not be a crime. But when details surrounding Rinaldi's other romantic relationships surface, a tough case becomes even more difficult. Meanwhile, Mikki asks for Keegan's help when one of her old clients starts harassing her, and Scarlet gets herself into some legal trouble of her own.
With: Michael Imperioli as Alberto Rinaldi, Kim Hawthorne as Gloria Barzmann, Bess Armstrong as Helen Cole, Jeffrey Doornbos as Ken Dalbagian, Michael Bofshever as Judge James Lanning, Jeffrey Nordling as Bruce Mangan, Bruce Thomas as Clay Randolph, Michael Imperioli as Alberto Rinaldi, Chelsey Crops as Colleen Rinaldi, Ayelet Zurer as Fiona Rinaldi, Mason Davis as Ricardo Rinaldi, Jeffrey Cannata as Detective Fleming, P.J. Marino as Detective Gozonsky, Kristen Li as Chaznay, Christel Smith as Leslie Randolph, Nicolas Bechtel as Max Leon
Keegan must use a highly unusual tactic to defend a new client and his mother, who both confess to committing the same murder, in order to protect the other. Meanwhile, as a result of Finn's school auction, Keegan is stuck with Louis, an annoying boy whose father was the only bidder on the "A Day with a Lawyer" auction item. Also, Keegan discovers that Mikki is dating someone he knows.
With: Kim Hawthorne as Gloria Barzmann, Nicolas Bechtel as Max Leon, Omar J. Dorsey as Roy, River Alexander as Louis, Jeffrey Nordling as Bruce Mangan, Debra Mooney as Dorothy Copely, Brian Baumgartner as George Copely, Sean Smith as Dr. Goodman, Bill Cobbs as Judge Rutchland III, Thomas Crawford as Judge Dretzin
When Keegan's newest client, Lucy Marks, is charged with jury tampering after sleeping with a juror in order to get information about her daughter's case, Keegan has to try and purposely lose the case in order to make the city look accountable for Lucy's daughter's wrongful conviction. But when new evidence surfaces on her daughter's case, Keegan starts to question Lucy's motives. Meanwhile Finn is still sleeping with his teacher against his parent's wishes and Keegan figures out a way to sabotage Mikki and David's blossoming relationship.
With: Kim Hawthorne as Gloria Barzmann, Michelle Forbes as Lucy Marks, Jama Williamson as Stacy, Mary Kay Place as Judge Cunningham, Trisha LaFache as Ada Laura Davey, EmJay Anthony as Adam Leon, Jenna Ortega as Zoe Leon, Nicolas Bechtel as Max Leon, Bill Cobbs as Judge Rutchland III, Donna Pieroni as Brenda Nuzzi, David Gautreaux as Robert Ebell, Damon Gupton as Marcus Barzmann
When an old friend from Keegan's AA days, Reggie Jarvis, is charged with his third strike for a robbery he didn't commit, Keegan must figure out how to get him off the hook or reach a plea deal — a challenge made more difficult after the mayor declares no plea deals for any of Keegan's clients. Meanwhile, Keegan reaches a financial low and considers joining Ben's firm, while Ben exercises his authority at the firm with hiring and firing decisions. Also, Scarlet contemplates a big career move and Keegan bets Maddy that she can't spend 24 hours with her boyfriend.
With: Damon Gupton as Marcus Barzmann, Omar J Dorsey as Roy, Jeffrey Nordling as Bruce Mangan, Emjay Anthony as Adam Leon, Jenna Ortega as Zoe Leon, Anthony Anderson as Reggie Jarvis, Mercer Boffey as Luke, David Gautreaux as Robert Ebell, Sean Hemeon as Ernst Hearn, Ross MacKenzie as Lew Slanksy, Colleen Camp as Judge Yvonne Ritsema, Michael Ironside as Victor, Iva Hasperger as Angela, Christina Hogue as Lindsay, PD Mani as Raghu, Nicolas Bechtel as Max Leon, Kim Hawthorne as Gloria Barzmann
Following the death of his father, Ben takes over the law firm and hires Keegan, who is immediately put on an important case. When Keegan cross-examines a key witness in the case — with zero preparation due to a big night out — he inadvertently wins the case, but the partners don't have the jubilant reaction he was expecting. Meanwhile, Leanne begs Keegan to put her on his staff at the new firm, Bruce won't come to terms with the fact that Maddy broke up with him, Scarlet puts the launch of her campaign for D.A. on hold and Keegan's relationship with the Mayor's wife gets more complicated.
With: Omar J. Dorsey as Roy, Jeffrey Nordling as Bruce Mangan, Bill Smitrovich as Chief Bernie Michaels, Kelly Frye as Cindy, David Gautreaux as Robert Ebell, John Eric Montana as Judge Seibert, Kovar McClure as Kyle Myers, Ursula Burton as Linda Hirschberg, Marliss Amiea as Gina
Hey, Good Looking
Keegan must defend his new client, Holly Phillips, who is charged with the death of her husband. But Keegan himself becomes the suspect in another death — the murder of Mayor Barzmann. Meanwhile, Maddy has had enough of Bruce stalking her, and Ben and Scarlet argue over their loyalty to Keegan.
With: Kim Hawthorne as Gloria Barzmann, Jeffrey Nordling as Bruce Mangan, Kate Burton as Holly Phillips, Emjay Anthony as Adam Leon, Bill Smitrovich as Chief Bernie Michaels, Kelly Frye as Cindy, Mae Hi as Mrs. Wu, Elizabeth Ho as Debbie Lee, Reece Rios as ADA Andrew Wallace, Sarah-Jane Dalby as Reporter Susie, Rodney J. Hobbs as Reporter Dan, Marco Sanchez as Dr. Oliver Kelly, Sonny Ayon as Squirrel, Antonio D. Charity as Sanders
50 Shades of Gay
Keegan defends Mikki's former pimp, Jules, who is accused of assault by high-powered agent Max Fawcett, after the two get into an altercation. Because of Max's status in Los Angeles, no one who witnessed what happened will come forward and testify, even though they know Jules is innocent. Meanwhile, Scarlet's campaign for District Attorney stalls, Maddy assaults Finn's teacher and David Potter asks Mikki an important question.
With: Kim Hawthorne as Gloria Barzmann, Omar J. Dorsey as Roy, Peter Jacobson as Max Fawcett, Jama Williamson as Stacy, Cedric Yarbrough as Jules, Christopher Cedeno as Brandon, Kelly Frye as Cindy, Susie Abromeit as Summer, Dorian Missick as Blake, Elayn J. Taylor as Judge Stipple, Wyatt Nash as Dutch Sullivan
Remembrance of Taxis Past
With Scarlet's campaign for L.A. District Attorney in full swing, Keegan charms California's well-respected ex-governor, Mitch Markham, into providing financial and political support for Scarlet's campaign. Meanwhile, Keegan is uncomfortable when Maddy enlists her ex-lover, Glenn, a well-known campaign consultant, to give Scarlet's campaign the vigor it needs, and Scarlet faces a serious opponent in David Potter, Mikki's fiancée.
With: Kim Hawthorne as Gloria Barzmann, Philip Baker Hall as Mitch Markham, Pamela Adlon as Glenn Shepard, David Gautreaux as Ebell, Alix Angelis as Ginny, Kris Angelis as Rachel, Rob Moran as Slater, Seth Coltan as Fairfax Freddy, Garen Boyajian as Randall, Kim Estes as Judge Terry Jameson, Gerald Webb as Prosecutor, Ursula Burton as Linda Hirschberg
A Man's Best Friend
Keegan defends a close friend and well-respected doctor accused of animal cruelty, after an explicit video of him, his wife and his dog gets stolen. Meanwhile, Scarlet and David's campaigns for District Attorney take a nasty turn when personal information gets leaked to the press, Ben gets tied up in a federal investigation when his firm's finances are questioned and Maddy rekindles a relationship with a former girlfriend.
With: Kim Hawthorne as Gloria Barzmann, Mark Moses as Dr. Sam Falcon, Pamela Adlon as Glenn Shepard, Omar J Dorsey as Roy, Emjay Anthony as Adam Leon, Jenna Ortega as Zoe Leon, Nicolas Bechtel as Max Leon, Melora Waleters as Jan Falcon, John O'Brien as Judge, Michael Bofshever as Judge James Lanning, Seth Coltan as Fairfax Freddy, Gregg Perrie as Cal Crawford, Leslie Kies as Becca, Rodney J. Hobbs as Reporter Dan, Nalini Sharma as Alice, Michelle Krusiec as Dr. Mary Vaughn
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