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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Series cast summary:
 Jim Profit (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
 Gail Koner (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
 Bobbi Stakowski (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
 Pete Gracen (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
Allison Hossack ...
 Nora Gracen (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
 Charles Henry "Chaz" Gracen (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
 Joanne Meltzer (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
 Jeffrey Sykes (7 episodes, 1996-1997)


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 <>

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Release Date:

8 April 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jim Profit - Ein Mann geht über Leichen  »

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(7 episodes) | (pilot)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Entertainment Weekly included this show in its "Ten Best TV Shows for 1996" list at position #8 in the December 27, 1996 issue. See more »


Jim Profit: [voice-over] We must welcome adversity and embrace struggle. And no matter what we get from life, never give less than 100%. Of course at the end of every battle-weary day, we fold ourselves into peaceful darkness and find comfort in those gentle words -
Jim Profit: good night.
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Referenced in Spécial Profit (1999) See more »

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Bring it Back!
4 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Back in 1996 when Fox was not picking up further episodes, I called programming and pleaded with them to reconsider. I have never done that with any show before or since. Profit was by far the most entertaining and compelling drama, ever. Homicide Life on the Street was a close second but lacked the dark intrigue of Profit. The end of each episode always left one awe struck and wanting more. In an era of mind-numbing reality shows who's only virtue is that it's cheap to produce, network prime time is becoming a complete wasteland; pushing even more viewers to cable. Any network picking up the rights and reintroducing this show will have a major hit on their hands.

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