Power Play (1998–2000)

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This ensemble comedy/drama revolves around Brett Parker, a brilliant but morally empty sports agent who begins to find redemption in spite of himself when he moves back to his hometown to ... See full summary »

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 Brett Parker (26 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Colleen Blessed (26 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Mark Simpson (26 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Michelle Parker (26 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Duff McArdle (26 episodes, 1998-2000)
Jonathan Rannells ...
 'Terminal' Todd Maplethorpe / ... (26 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Rose Thornton (26 episodes, 1998-2000)
Lori Alter ...
 Renata D'Alessandro (25 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Coach Harry Strand (22 episodes, 1998-2000)
Normand Bissonnette ...
 'Shakey' Al Tremblay (17 episodes, 1998-2000)
Rob Faulds ...
 Play-by-Play Announcer / ... (15 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Jukka Branny-Acke (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
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This ensemble comedy/drama revolves around Brett Parker, a brilliant but morally empty sports agent who begins to find redemption in spite of himself when he moves back to his hometown to run a struggling, low-end NHL franchise. Once there, he discovers that redemption is not as easy to find. Written by Person1

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Although it managed to last two seasons in its native Canada, in America it lasted two weeks. The second episode managed to receive the lowest ratings for any network television series in America at the time. See more »

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Performed by Stompin' Tom Connors
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a unique series with potential but no funding
1 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

This series focused on a fictitious hockey team called The Hamilton Steelheads and production personnel were proud to be daring and present the series as a Canadian hockey team in a Canadian town. All issues affecting a pro sports team were explored starting with funding problems (which brought in the opportunistic and completely narcissistic Brett Parker), internal management problems which the team fought hard to keep out of the media, to the intervention of politicians (and we do meet the minister of culture - Sheila Copps!!) to agent-player contract negotiations, and much more! It was presented solely as a comedy-drama and was on its way to becoming a unique series which didn't mirror any other series during its run, but unfortunately, it was given the boot with no further interest by CTV to give the series another chance.


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