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"Profit" (1996) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1996-

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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
8 April 1996 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A Name You Can't Trust
Plot:
Jim Profit works for a multinational company, and isn't above using any means necessary to get ahead... See more »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
The Very Best, Ever See more (49 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 18)

Adrian Pasdar ... Jim Profit (8 episodes, 1996-1997)

Lisa Darr ... Gail Koner (8 episodes, 1996-1997)

Lisa Blount ... Bobbi Stakowski (8 episodes, 1996-1997)

Jack Gwaltney ... Pete Gracen (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
Allison Hossack ... Nora Gracen (8 episodes, 1996-1997)

Keith Szarabajka ... Charles Henry "Chaz" Gracen (8 episodes, 1996-1997)

Lisa Zane ... Joanne Meltzer (8 episodes, 1996-1997)

Sherman Augustus ... Jeffrey Sykes (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
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Series Directed by
Robert Iscove (4 episodes, 1996-1997)
 
Series Writing credits
David Greenwalt (4 episodes, 1996-1997)
John McNamara (3 episodes, 1996-1997)

Series Produced by
Stephen J. Cannell .... executive producer / producer (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
David Greenwalt .... executive producer (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
Robert Iscove .... co-executive producer / producer (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
John McNamara .... executive producer (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
Connie Dolphin .... associate producer (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
Fiona Duncanson .... associate producer (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
W.K. Scott Meyer .... co-producer (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
John B. Moranville .... producer (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
 
Series Original Music by
Walter Murphy (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
Mike Post (2 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Cinematography by
Peter F. Woeste (5 episodes, 1996-1997)
Rodney Charters (3 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Film Editing by
Alan L. Shefland (4 episodes, 1996-1997)
Casey O. Rohrs (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
 
Series Casting by
Simon Ayer (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
 
Series Production Design by
Richard Hudolin (1 episode, 1996)
 
Series Art Direction by
Glen W. Pearson (7 episodes, 1996-1997)

Bridget McGuire (unknown episodes)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Michael Bethune (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
Lesley Beale (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
 
Series Costume Design by
Gregory Mah (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
 
Series Makeup Department
Dianne Pelletier .... makeup artist (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
Michael Pachal .... hair stylist (7 episodes, 1996-1997)

Debra Regnier .... assistant makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Hugh Spencer-Phillips .... production manager (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sheila Carpenter .... second assistant director (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
John Mavrogeorge .... third assistant director (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
Richard Coleman .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1996-1997)
Tim Sereda .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1996-1997)

Andy Mikita .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Gordon Bellamy .... construction sculptor (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
Frank Haddad .... head greensman (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
Brent Lane .... property master (7 episodes, 1996-1997)

Chris Claridge .... construction coordinator (unknown episodes)
Barry Kootchin .... head scenic artist (unknown episodes)
Kimberley Regent .... property buyer (unknown episodes)
Chris Sneddon .... construction foreman (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Ken Biehl .... sound re-recording mixer (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
Jim Harrington .... foley artist (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
Michael Keeping .... foley artist (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
Greg Stewart .... sound re-recording mixer (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
David Husby .... sound mixer (7 episodes, 1996-1997)

Stephen Cheung .... adr mixer / dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Andrew Chamberlayne .... special effects coordinator (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Michelle Comens .... visual effects coordinator (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
Marusha Xeros .... visual effects coordinator (6 episodes, 1996-1997)

Eric Alba .... visual effects supervisor: Northwest Imaging & FX (unknown episodes)
Steward Burris .... computer graphic artist: North West Imaging & FX (unknown episodes)
Paul Patrick Quinn .... visual effects producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Kirk Jarrett .... stunt coordinator (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
Danny Virtue .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 1996-1997)

Scott Nicholson .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Andrew Mulkani .... key grip (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
Paul Slatter .... gaffer (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
Julian Chojnacki .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1996)
David Crone .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1997)
Lecily Corbett .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Casting Department
Stacey Levy .... casting associate: Los Angeles (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
Lindsay Walker .... casting: Vancouver (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rena Campbell .... assistant costume designer (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
 
Series Music Department
Libby Pedersen .... music editor (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
Mike Post .... composer: theme music (6 episodes, 1996-1997)

David Sibley .... music supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Allan Morgan .... transportation coordinator (7 episodes, 1996-1997)

James Perenseff .... transportation manager: Cannell (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Kim Cowan .... unit publicist (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
Grace Curcio .... assistant: Stephen J. Cannell (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
Kyle Ham .... assistant to co-executive producers / assistant to executive producer (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
Bruce L. Brownstein .... location manager (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
Candice Field .... script supervisor (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
Shana Fischer Huber .... assistant to executive producer (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
Erica Maletz .... production coordinator (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
Scott Steyns .... playback coordinator (6 episodes, 1996-1997)
Jacqueline Lovejoy .... publicist (4 episodes, 1996)

Danny Ho .... computer playback operator (unknown episodes)
Susan Murray .... assistant production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Darren Robertson .... playback coordinator (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
45 min (7 episodes) | 90 min (pilot)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
Charles Henry "Chaz" Gracen:I can imagine a holocaust of lawsuits and debt. I can imagine being eaten alive by bottom-feeding cannibals. I can even imagine prison.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Cement (2000)See more »

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16 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
The Very Best, Ever, 27 June 2002
Author: Alex-372 from The Hague, The Netherlands

Could PROFIT be the greatest TV series ever made? I think it comes close. This series is Machiavelli brought to life in the corporate world of today. Great acting, great story lines, great production values made this a TV series that is unparalleled. Made in 1996, before the rise of internet entrepreneurs, before the last leg of the bull market, before the BBC caught on that there was something brewing in Silicon Valley, this series was years ahead of it's time.

There are detective series with less complex story lines than any of the six episodes that were made for this gem. This series stood out because of the total lack of remorse from the lead character, his cunning and intelligence and his single minded ambition. At the heart of it, there is the fantastic looking Adrian Pasdar (Near Dark) as Jim Profit, the ultimate psychopath/sociopath and extremely ambitious yuppie, but Lisa Zane, Sherman Augustus, Allison Hossack, Lisa Blount as Profit's breathless secretary and Keith Szarabajka (Mickey from The Equalizer) all more than hold up their ends. I wish they would pick up this series again, especially after the late nineties era with Enron, Worldcom, etc. As it was only made 7 years ago, the cast couldn't have aged that much.

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