Profit: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (8 Apr. 1996)

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Jim Profit uses the death of a Vice-President at Gracen & Gracen, and every dirty trick in the book (plus a few tricks he invents), to position himself to assume the position of the dead man's boss, Jack Walters.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Allison Hossack ...
Tamsin Kelsey
Former Sheriff Crew (as Don Davis)
Michael MacRae
Dr. Wenner
Ric Reid ...
Paul Sandle
Topaz Hasfal-Schou ...
Alleen Morton


Jim Profit uses the death of a Vice-President at Gracen & Gracen, Inc., and every dirty trick in the book (plus a few tricks of his own), to position himself to assume the position of the dead man's boss, Jack Walters, the President of Acquisitions. Written by dav3id-2

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In the pilot, Jack and Joanne attempt to get a background on Jim Profit by contacting the sheriff in Tulsa (mentioning repeatedly that they called and visited Tulsa). However, the county building that is shown is clearly labeled "Oklahoma - Johnson County." There is no Johnson County, Oklahoma. There is a Johnston County in south-central Oklahoma, but the city of Tulsa is in Tulsa County in northeastern Oklahoma. See more »


Joanne Meltzer: Let's start with whoever could have gotten into the access prohibited files.
Jack Walters: Well, there's Pete and Mary. Pete's too dumb to think up something like this and Mary's too good a person.
Joanne Meltzer: You think?
Jack Walters: Married to her job, company nun.
Joanne Meltzer: I arrested a nun once. She killed a priest.
Jack Walters: Why?
Joanne Meltzer: He dumped her for a choirboy. Nobody's perfect, Jack.
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This show was ahead of its time
8 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I couldn't believe that a black comedy THIS black made it to television, and I loved every minute of it. I had a feeling the show wouldn't last because it was so different. The lead character wasn't someone you'd want as a friend (or enemy) and he didn't pay the anticipated consequences for his treacherous acts. The recent FX show "Damages" has a similar lead; Glenn Close's character is appealing despite her questionable ethics. Still, Profit was unique in the degree to which the lead character's behavior bordered on evil ... but his piercing, deep-set eyes and heavy lashes made up for it all. I've never forgotten the show and I've followed Andrian Pasdar's career since then because I was so taken with him in Profit.

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