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Release Date:
14 June 1999 (USA) See more »
This ensemble comedy/drama revolves around Brett Parker, a brilliant but morally empty sports agent... See more »
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6 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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Good show...even after the novelty wears off... See more (7 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 12 of 39)

Michael Riley ... Brett Parker (26 episodes, 1998-2000)

Kari Matchett ... Colleen Blessed (26 episodes, 1998-2000)

Dean McDermott ... Mark Simpson (26 episodes, 1998-2000)

Caterina Scorsone ... Michelle Parker (26 episodes, 1998-2000)

Gordon Pinsent ... Duff McArdle (26 episodes, 1998-2000)
Jonathan Rannells ... 'Terminal' Todd Maplethorpe / ... (26 episodes, 1998-2000)

Krista Bridges ... Rose Thornton (26 episodes, 1998-2000)

Lori Alter ... Renata D'Alessandro (25 episodes, 1998-2000)

Neil Crone ... 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)

Mark Lutz ... Jukka Branny-Acke (13 episodes, 1998-1999)

Series Directed by
David Wu (6 episodes, 1999-2000)
Glenn Davis (3 episodes, 1998-2000)
John Fawcett (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Don McBrearty (2 episodes, 1998)
Richard Lewis (2 episodes, 1999)
Geraint Wyn Davies (2 episodes, 1999)
Series Writing credits
William Laurin (14 episodes, 1998-2000)
Glenn Davis (13 episodes, 1998-2000)
Paul Quarrington (8 episodes, 1998-2000)
Jack Blum (5 episodes, 1998-1999)
Sharon Corder (5 episodes, 1998-1999)
Julie Lacey (3 episodes, 1998-2000)
Philip Bedard (2 episodes, 1999)
Larry Lalonde (2 episodes, 1999)

Series Produced by
Glenn Davis .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Wendy Grean .... producer (unknown episodes)
Robert Lantos .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
William Laurin .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Amin Bhatia (13 episodes, 1998-2000)
Series Cinematography by
Maris H. Jansons (2 episodes, 1998)
Series Film Editing by
David Wu (12 episodes, 1998-2000)
Bert Kish (8 episodes, 1999-2000)
Michael Todd (3 episodes, 1998)
Series Casting by
John Buchan (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Michael Joy (2 episodes, 1998)
Series Art Direction by
Dean A. O'Dell (2 episodes, 1998)
Series Set Decoration by
Justin Craig (26 episodes, 1998-2000)
Series Costume Design by
Julie Whitfield (2 episodes, 1998)

Donna Wong (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Amanda Milne .... assistant hair stylist (26 episodes, 1998-2000)
Sandra Moore .... key makeup artist (26 episodes, 1998-2000)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Glover .... third assistant director (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Olly Jasen .... second assistant director: second unit (11 episodes, 1998-1999)
Series Art Department
Robert Hillman .... set dresser (17 episodes, 1998-2000)
Victoria Hamilton .... key scenic artist (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
Adrian Hardy .... property master (13 episodes, 1998-1999)

Mary O'Dell .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Jeff Jackman .... sound effects editor (26 episodes, 1998-2000)
Colin Woods .... dialogue editor (24 episodes, 1998-2000)
Michael Gabriel .... adr recordist (4 episodes, 1999)

Alek Bromke .... sound (unknown episodes)
Steve Foster .... re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Kevin Howard .... sound effects recordist (unknown episodes)
Cory Mandel .... re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Paul Shubat .... re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Brock Jolliffe .... special effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Carlton Munday .... compositor (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
Series Stunts
Duncan McLeod .... stunt double: Dean McDermott (26 episodes, 1998-2000)

Eric Bryson .... stunts (unknown episodes)
BJ Davis .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Edward A. Queffelec .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Robert Racki .... stunts (unknown episodes)
David Stinson .... stunts (unknown episodes)
John Stoneham Jr. .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Barton-Taylor .... key grip (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
Mark Cooper .... first assistant camera (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
David Riding .... grip (12 episodes, 1999-2000)

Terry Banting .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Jason Capstick .... dolly grip (unknown episodes)
Cinar Eryasar .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Andy Gondek .... best boy electric (unknown episodes)
Lee Guenette .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Mark W. Hindle .... 24 frame video operator (unknown episodes)
Steve Kolodziej .... video playback operator (unknown episodes)
J.P. Locherer .... director of photography: second unit (unknown episodes)
Andris Matiss .... Steadicam operator (unknown episodes)
John Medland .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Greg Whiteside .... 24 frame video operator (unknown episodes)
Hugh Young .... generator operator (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robyn Rosenberg .... costume set supervisor (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
Robert Welsh .... costume manufacturng (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
Jodi Katz .... assistant costume designer (13 episodes, 1999-2000)

Lisa Renee Reed .... wardrobe assistant (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Rob Evans .... color timer (unknown episodes)
Series Location Management
Chris Moulson .... assistant location manager (11 episodes, 1998-1999)
Series Music Department
Erin Hunt .... music coordinator (26 episodes, 1998-2000)
Series Other crew
Joanne Oh .... executive producer assistant / assistant: executive producer / ... (26 episodes, 1998-2000)
Michael Leder .... production assistant (11 episodes, 1998-1999)
Shawn Doney .... assistant production coordinator / story department coordinator (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
R. Emerson John .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1999-2000)

Jackie Alexander .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)

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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Good show...even after the novelty wears off..., 27 October 1998
Author: VerbalKint-2 from Canada

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.

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