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Arliss Michaels is not a sports agent, he is a sports super agent. To his athletes and to the world around them he is God. He is like Jerry Maguire but without a conscience.

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 Arliss Michaels (79 episodes, 1996-2002)
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 Rita Wu (53 episodes, 1996-2002)
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 Kirby Carlisle (52 episodes, 1996-2002)
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 Stanley Babson (46 episodes, 1996-2002)
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Arliss Michaels is not a sports agent, he is a sports super agent. To his athletes and to the world around them he is God. He is like Jerry Maguire but without a conscience. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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The show accurately predicted, years in advance, the bidding war and the move of a existing NHL team to North Carolina. The Hartford Whalers becoming the Carolina Hurricanes. See more »

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[During a radio show]
Jim Rome: Well guess who just grabbed a vine? The maestro of manipulation himself, Arliss Michaels.
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Referenced in Malcolm in the Middle: Malcolm vs. Reese (2001) See more »

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The best show on television today
11 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

I love this show. It is absolutely brilliant, in my opinion. Despite the opinions of some prior reviewers, the cast has a strong chemistry with one another, and all the characters show both ambition and ruthlessness in the pursuit of their goals, as well as a human side, with real feelings and even a conscience. The actors fit their parts extremely well, so well in fact that I find myself despising Kirby just as much as I despised the idiot jocks I've known who were so hung up on themselves they couldn't see two feet past their nose. And I find that the comedic moments are excellent as well, some of the funniest have been provided by Sandra Oh as Rita Wu. This show, along with Dennis Miller Live, may be one of the two best items among the many that fill up HBO's time slots.


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