Powerhouse (1982– )

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Teenage attendees of an inner-city community center find themselves acting as amateur detectives as they encounter crimes to which they must respond.

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Series cast summary:
 Kevin Jackson (16 episodes, 1982-1983)
 Jennifer La Bianca (16 episodes, 1982-1983)
Michael Wikes ...
 Tony Dominguez (16 episodes, 1982-1983)
 Lolo Knopke (16 episodes, 1982-1983)
Jessica Prentice ...
 Pepper McKenzie (16 episodes, 1982-1983)
Sandra Bowie ...
 Brenda Gaines (16 episodes, 1982-1983)


A woman creates a community center in a old gym that belonged to her father in the inner city and calls it Powerhouse. As things turn out, that move has her opposing criminals whom a group of five teenage attendees of the center manage to find and capture. Furthermore, that incident is but the first of a series of informal cases that compel the kids to investigate as detectives, where they employ their knowledge of science, fitness, and other areas to solve the crimes, all while addressing serious issues that affect the youths of the city. Interspersed in the show are uncommercials that promote bodily health. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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12 December 1982 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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Although the show was about a group of children, only Jason Kravits (14) and Jessica Prentice (12) were children in real life. The oldest cast member was Michael Wikes who was 27. See more »


Brenda Gaines: [opening spoken lines] Hi, there! This is Brenda Gaines. Hey, wait a minute - where you goin'? Don't move an *inch*! The Powerhouse gang will be right back.
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2 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Powerhouse Series shown on both PBS and Nickeloden was ahead of its time conquering important issues.

I wish they had made more episodes I miss it very much.

Jason Kravits (LOLO) was such a cute guy. I had such a crush on him.

And the episode where the gang dealt with a disabled teenager was one of the best shows I've seen about differences and tolerance.

Todays kids need to see this show.

They should make a remake for todays youth.

Kids need a show like this on TV because it handled the important issues brilliantly

And I like to see a bunch of inner city youth deal with drugs, AIDS, School violence. racial discrimination

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