The crime-fighting adventures of five members of an inner-city community center.




1983   1982   Unknown  


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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 an old inner-city gym called Powerhouse that belonged to her father. As things turn out, the move attracts the opposition of criminals whom a group of five teenage attendees of the center manage to find and capture. Furthermore, that incident is the first of a series of cases that the kids investigate by using their knowledge of science, fitness, and other areas, while addressing other serious issues. Interspersed in the show are un-commercials that promote health, social attitudes, and physical activity. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <>

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8 December 1982 (USA)  »

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Power House  »

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1.37 : 1
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18 episodes were produced but two of them never aired. 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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I LOVED this show!
23 March 2004 | by (Atlanta) – See all my reviews

I remember this show. I LOVED it. All shows back then had a "low budget feel" So what? All those "retro" shows were SUPERIOR to the shows kids and teens have to grow up with now. (Few exceptions) I wish there was a way I could watch these old shows again.

Powerhouse was really good!! I remember they had some exciting themes for that day and age. I remember one time their "boss(?)', Brenda, got deathly ill and they had to solve the mystery. It turns out some lady with an infectious and deadly disease made her food. It's funny, I can't remember what I did last week, but I can remember a show I saw over 20 years ago! (I'm 30 BTW) I can even remember the theme song!!

I MISS shows like this one. It is so sad.

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