Power Play (1998–2000)

TV Series  -   -  Comedy | Drama | Sport
7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 65 users  
Reviews: 7 user

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 »

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

Best known for his work on "Star Trek," actor and director Leonard Nimoy died on Friday in Los Angeles. Read our full story on his varied career, and view our memorial photo gallery.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 566 titles
created 19 Feb 2011
 
a list of 63 titles
created 16 Sep 2012
 
list image
a list of 422 titles
created 2 months ago
 
list image
a list of 399 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Power Play" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Power Play (1998–2000)

Power Play (1998–2000) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Power Play.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
Unknown   2000   1999   1998  
6 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crash (TV Series 2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A spin-off of the Oscar-winning film about racial tensions in Los Angeles.

Stars: Dennis Hopper, Moran Atias, Ross McCall
Power Play (2003)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A reporter attempts to figure out why there has been an energy crisis in the United States. Complicating matters are a series of aftershocks from a powerful earthquake, strangers firing ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Zito
Stars: Dylan Walsh, Alison Eastwood, Tobin Bell
Powerplay (TV Movie 1999)
Drama | Thriller | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A woman survives by coming onto wealthy single men, and taking them for everything they are worth, sometimes killing. She proceeds to her next target - another wealthy man who has a ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Baugh
Stars: Shannon Tweed, James Richer, Danielle Ciardi
Power Play (1978)
Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A group of military officers, angered and frustrated by the corruption and repression of the current government, finally decide that for the good of the country they must overthrow the ... See full summary »

Director: Martyn Burke
Stars: Eugene Amodeo, Harvey Atkin, Dick Cavett
Heartland I (TV Series 2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Heart surgeon Nathaniel Grant's dedication to his work takes a toll on his health and his relationships.

Stars: Treat Williams, Kari Matchett, Chris William Martin
Common Ground (TV Movie 2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

This movie contains three short stories dealing with the theme of homosexuality. In "A Friend of Dorothy", a woman joins the Navy during the 1950's and discovers lesbianism. In "Mr. Roberts... See full summary »

Director: Donna Deitch
Stars: Erik Knudsen, Brittany Murphy, Jason Priestley
Mind Over Murder (TV Movie 2006)
Fantasy | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Holly Winters (Tori Spelling) is an unhappy-in-love, prosecuting attorney. After suffering a serious head injury, she gains the psychic power to read minds and decides to use this new-found power to catch a killer...

Director: Christopher Leitch
Stars: Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott, Brett Watson
Rated X (TV Movie 2000)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Biopic of notorious Mitchell Brothers who opened up a successful San Francisco strip club and thriving porn business that lead to a downward spiral of power and greed.

Director: Emilio Estevez
Stars: Charlie Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Rafer Weigel
My Horrible Year! (TV Movie 2001)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A teenage girl plots to keep her parents' marriage together, erroneously thinking they're considering divorce.

Director: Eric Stoltz
Stars: Karen Allen, Allison Mack, Caterina Scorsone
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A family goes through a divorce.

Director: Jeff Beesley
Stars: Robin Dunne, Caterina Scorsone, Michael Ironside
Blue Murder (2001–2004)
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Stars: Joel Keller, Mimi Kuzyk, Kathleen Laskey
Shock Treatment (TV Movie 1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Michael Schultz
Stars: Matthew Walker, Corey Carrier, David Eisner
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Brett Parker (26 episodes, 1998-2000)
...
 Colleen Blessed (26 episodes, 1998-2000)
...
 Mark Simpson (26 episodes, 1998-2000)
...
 Michelle Parker (26 episodes, 1998-2000)
...
 Duff McArdle (26 episodes, 1998-2000)
Jonathan Rannells ...
 'Terminal' Todd Maplethorpe / ... (26 episodes, 1998-2000)
...
 Rose Thornton (26 episodes, 1998-2000)
Lori Alter ...
 Renata D'Alessandro (25 episodes, 1998-2000)
...
 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)
...
 Jukka Branny-Acke (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 June 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lätkässä  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Soundtracks

The Hockey Song
Performed by Stompin' Tom Connors
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Good show...even after the novelty wears off...
27 October 1998 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

You might be wondering what the novelty was for me in the first place. Well, being from Hamilton, it's very rare for me to see a show or movie based in my hometown. And I'll admit that was my initial attraction to "Power Play". Good writing and strong acting, though, have me hooked (no hockey pun intended).

Most of the characters are likeable in their own way, but two performances stand out. Gordon Pinsent as the somewhat-crazy owner of the Hamilton Steelheads, Mr. McCardle, is great and fast-paced comic relief. Dean McDermott is the other performer I most enjoy. As Mark Simpson, the soft-spoken captain of the Steelheads, his intensity and dedication to the team shines through. He's extremely convincing, and in my opinion under-used thus far (2 episodes have aired as I write this). Michael Riley is Brett Parker, the guy you love to hate and hope to love, and the character around which the show revolves and evolves. The frantic pace of his life is reflected in the pacing of the show. The hockey sequences are, for the most part, well represented. And to be honest, the hometown boy in me wanted to cheer on the fictional Steelheads franchise.

I really hope this show survives, and not just because it shines a spotlight on Hamilton, but because it deserves to. "Power Play" is that rarest of creatures; a well-made Canadian drama.


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
why cancelled? salanad
Available on vhs or dvd? freek4jesus01
Great Memories jeffwilson19
Re-runs on TVtropolis tinyd-1
Discuss Power Play (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?