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)
Domenica Galati ...
 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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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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From The Folks That Brought You The Bloodhound Gang...
2 May 2003 | by (California, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Was this show maybe a spinoff of 3-2-1 Contact's The Bloodhound Gang? I watched this show when it was on PBS back in the day. A bunch of kids, ranging in age from about 18 down to 13, would go around and solve mysteries of sorts, traveling around in a spiffy orange Volkswagen bus. I remember the show had a really low-budget look, like it was shot in 16-millimeter. Man, does anybody else remember this program?

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