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Sometimes You'll Do Anything To Win
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Shannon Tweed ... Jacqueline Knight
James Richer ... Steve Ganse (as Jim Richer)
Danielle Ciardi ... Candice Alcott

Ron McCoy ... Max DeLaine

Bryan Kent ... Benjamin Alcott
Richard McNally ... Dr. Jacob Griffith
Nate Reese ... James Kendrick
Mark Carlton ... Mr. Klein
Niki Pervine ... Shelby
Damon Jones ... Security Guard
Kerry Wild ... Hotel Clerk
Patrick Gerald Collins ... Waiter
David Snedeker ... Bouncer
Jere Jon ... Bartender

Michael Kaliski ... Gala MC
Eugene Talbot ... Barry

Soledad St. Hilaire ... Hotel Maid
Kristy Reed ... Alcott Maid
Suz Landay ... Alcott Maid
Larry Aasen ... Paramedic
Nectarios Terry Doungas ... Paramedic (as Nectarios Doungas)

Crystal Lujan ... Neighbor
Lara Ganse ... Young Jacqueline
Davey Rockit Hynes ... Jacqueline's Father
Dixie Watson ... Jacqueline's Mother
Brittany Watson ... Jacqueline's Sister

Directed by
Chris Baugh 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Geri Cudia Barger 
Chris Baugh 

Produced by
Lawrence Appelbaum .... producer
Geri Cudia Barger .... producer
Mark Boot .... producer
Mark J. Gordon .... line producer
Donald Kasen .... executive producer
Scarlett Pettyjohn .... associate producer
Joseph Wolf .... executive producer (as Joe Wolf)
Original Music by
William Richter 
Cinematography by
Howard Krupa 
Film Editing by
Ron Ford 
Lewis Schoenbrun 
Casting by
Chris Larsen 
Production Design by
Damon Cheese 
Dean A. O'Dell 
Art Direction by
Tom 'Corky' O'Connor 
Set Decoration by
Wen-Li Ayers 
Makeup Department
Randy Appelbaum .... hair stylist
Anna Futrell .... key makeup artist (as Anna R. Futrell)
Lisa Jericevich .... additional makeup artist
Sandra Moore .... key makeup artist
Travis Pates .... additional makeup artist
Travis Pates .... makeup artist: second unit
Cindy Lou Tache .... key hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matt Almond .... second second assistant director
Rob Fowler .... additional first assistant director
Rayne Knudson .... first assistant director
Chris Stinson .... second assistant director
Art Department
Jarid Boyce .... storyboard artist
Brian D. Williams .... props: second unit (as Brian Williams)
Sound Department
James Bailey .... foley artist (as Jim Bailey)
Gonzo Cervantes .... adr editor (as Gonzo)
Michael Crabtree .... foley artist (as Mike Crabtree)
Rob Disner .... sound mixer: second unit
Bill Fox .... sound effects editor
Al Gomez .... foley mixer
Jeff Heyveld .... adr recordist (as Jeff Heyvald)
Jeff Heyveld .... sound mixer (as Jeff Heyvald)
Scott Inunno .... boom operator: second unit
Sean Keegan .... dialogue editor (as Sean 'Skeeter' Keegan)
Jeremy Kerner .... assistant sound editor
Kevin Kliesch .... midi programming (as Kevin Kleash)
Jason G. Maltz .... sound mixer (as Jason Maltz)
Cory Mandel .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Ruff .... adr mixer
Tom Ruff .... sound mixer
Clancy T. Troutman .... supervising sound effects editor (as Clancy Troutman)
Michael Voelker .... boom operator
Stacey A. Washer .... boom operator (as Stacey Washer)
Bob Ivy .... stunt coordinator
Danny Lima .... stunts
Duncan McLeod .... stunt double
Herb Reischl Jr. .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Jason Bagby .... grip
Patrick Conrad .... first assistant camera
Alfredo Denila .... key grip (as Alfredo S. Denila III)
Robert Garry .... best boy grip (as Robert M. Garry)
Jarrod Helt .... grip
Hyujin Jo .... second assistant camera
Konstantin Karakaidos .... electrician
Tim Lappin .... dolly grip
Marc Lougheed .... camera trainee
Sierra Morgan .... best boy grip (as Sierra 'Re' Morgan)
Kevin Neshevich .... assistant camera
Kevin O'Donnell .... best boy electric: second unit
Duane Osterlind .... second assistant camera: second unit
David Oulashian .... key grip: second unit
Ann Rabin .... second assistant camera
William Russell .... gaffer (as Bill Russell)
Mike Scott .... grip: second unit
Yamit Shimonovitz .... gaffer: second unit
Wayne E. Smith .... grip
Tom Stanger .... gaffer
Aaron Steffens .... electrician
Kevin Tiesiera .... electrician: second unit
Ryan Vanlossberg .... additional grip
Joe Waistell .... first assistant camera: second unit
Patrick Robert Wong .... best boy electric (as Patrick R. Wong)
Hugh Young .... generator operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mas Kondo .... wardrobe
Paul J. Smith .... wardrobe: second unit
Sunghi Yoo .... wardrobe assistant
Music Department
Marco Gamboa .... music engineer
Tanya Noel Hill .... music editor (as Tanya Hill)
Scott Rouse .... music editor
Transportation Department
Robert Whelan Jr. .... driver
Other crew
Laurence Benhamou .... assistant production coordinator
Nectarios Terry Doungas .... production coordinator (as Nectarios Doungas)
John Duncan .... production assistant: second unit
Will Hess .... production assistant (as William L. Hess)
Liz Hewes .... production assistant: second unit (as Elizabeth Knaski)
Channing Kapin .... production assistant
Marc Kincaide .... production assistant
Jon Meligoza .... production assistant: second unit
Blaine Mitchell .... assistant production coordinator
Irene Pak .... production assistant
Kristy Reed .... production assistant
Tracey Sacramento .... production assistant: second unit
Carol Slay .... production assistant: second unit
Peter Stepin .... script supervisor (as Peter Raskin)
Brian D. Williams .... production assistant (as Brian Williams)

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Rated R for sexuality, violence and language.
88 min

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
It's why I like direct-to-video., 30 August 1999
Author: ( from Berkeley, CA

You rent a movie like "Power Play" because you want to see people having sex and people getting shot--and if you're lucky, you also get a story with a sense of humor. "Power Play" is one of those lucky ones. It's direct-to-video fare, make no mistake about it, but it edges out its competition (such as, say, "Arrival II") by keeping tongue firmly in cheek and by embracing its genre with low-budget bravado.

Shannon Tweed stars as Jacquelyn Knight, a femme fatale who will do anything to scheme her way into piles of money. She hooks up with business tycoon Benjamin Alcott and makes off with $300,00--sending Benjamin's daughter Candy and her boyfriend Steve in hot pursuit. Inbetween plot developments, you get to watch a lot of naked people, check out a few crime-caper plot twists, and witness a couple of performances sufficiently atrocious that you wonder how these people ever decided "Hmm, maybe I should go into acting." You also generally have a good time.

One of the main recommendations of the movie is the actress who plays Candi. She's a Neve Campbell lookalike, but without those damn "no nudity" clauses that Neve makes sure are written into her contract. You have to appreciate a movie in which Candi says or does something that directly relates to the plot, and then decides to have sex on top of a nearby stove, which has nothing whatsoever to do with the plot. For a direct-to-video buff such as myself, this is "King Lear-style dramatic structure. Just imagine a really randy Cordelia.

It's also worth mentioning Shannon Tweed. It's clear why she continues to be cast in movies like this--she brings a sleek professionalism to her role. Writer/Director Chris Baugh also must be noted for a lively pace, using nicer visuals in the film than one normally tends to find in the genre, and for his minimalist script that occasionally zings with bits of choice comedy.

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