Profit (1996– )

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Jim Profit works for a multinational company, and isn't above using any means necessary to get ahead, and that includes bribery, blackmail, intimidation, extortion, and even murder. Now ... See full summary »

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 Jim Profit (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 Gail Koner (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 Bobbi Stakowski (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 Pete Gracen (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
Allison Hossack ...
 Nora Gracen (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 Charles Henry "Chaz" Gracen (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 Joanne Meltzer (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 Jeffrey Sykes (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
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Jim Profit works for a multinational company, and isn't above using any means necessary to get ahead, and that includes bribery, blackmail, intimidation, extortion, and even murder. Now everyone at the company, including the president, Charles Gracen are oblivious to his dark side, as a matter of fact, Gracen thinks of him as a golden boy. But Joanne Meltzer, the company's security chief looks into his eyes, she sees something sinister. And when her boss, Jack Walters is looking into some irregularities at the company, he asks Joanne to look into and initially, the person she cornered said it was Profit who was behind it, but when Profit learned of this, he convinced this person to change the story she told Joanne. But Joanne knows that Profit is evil and so she tries to get the goods on him, at the same time, Profit tries to find a way to neutralize her and anyone else who might believe her. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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A Name You Can't Trust

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8 April 1996 (USA)  »

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Jim Profit - Ein Mann geht über Leichen  »

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Fox executives requested that the character of Bobbi Stakowski be revised from Profit's biological mother to the slightly less provocative role as Profit's stepmother. See more »

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Jim Profit: [voice-over] The key to real success is to take all your fears and put them in a box and lock them away. Of course not every evil can be tied up in a neat little package. But that's the challenge - to face our own personal darkness and to put our demons where they can't hurt us any more, to do what we can to make the world
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Jim Profit: a better place.
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Brilliant But Cancelled
10 December 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Caught this series for the first time after waiting for it to be rerun, and could not believe a show of this calibre was killed. Adrian Pasdar's performance as lethal executive Jim Profit is magnificent evil and carnal lust in a polished, yuppie, corporate mode. Each of the nine episodes brings Profit closer to a one man corporate take-over the old fashioned way, by killing off the competition and climbing the upwardly mobile ladder corpse by corpse. Black humor abounds.

Outstanding performances by entire supporting cast, but it's Pasdar's show, esp. at the end of the day as Profit climbs back into a Grayson and Grayson box after a hard day at the office...chilling and adult. Definitely not what the networks wanted. Offensive to the maudlin tastes of mainstream TV viewers, nevertheless this is one program that was just too good for the masses.


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