Arliss Michaels is the head of a sports agency and will anything for his very famous clients.

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Robert Wuhl
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Series cast summary:
Robert Wuhl ...  Arliss Michaels 80 episodes, 1996-2002
Sandra Oh ...  Rita Wu 55 episodes, 1996-2002
Jim Turner ...  Kirby Carlisle 54 episodes, 1996-2002
Michael Boatman ...  Stanley Babson 48 episodes, 1996-2002
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Arliss Michaels is not a sports agent, he is a sports super agent. To his team of associates, the athletes he represents and the world around them, he is God. He is like Jerry Maguire, but without a conscience. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Comedy | Sport

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Every episode began and ended with the lead character reading in voiceover chapters from a fictional book he had written about his life as a successful sports agent. The point of this was to show that the character did the exact opposite of what he wrote. Robert Wuhl said he got the idea to do this after seeing a book written by Donald Trump. Wuhl said he always wondered what the difference was between what was written and what was actually done. See more »

Quotes

[Arliss and some clients are playing poker]
Jerome "The Bus" Bettis: Yeah, Arliss got me $4.6 million up front. What's the bet?
Arliss Michaels: $2.
Jerome "The Bus" Bettis: That's too rich for my blood.
Arliss Michaels: I guess the bus stops here.
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Our favorite American sports agent.
9 June 2001 | by Brian-272See all my reviews

Arliss Michaels can do it all bring the laughter, humor, and serious moments all at the same time make the sports deal of the century. Robert Wuhl is a perfect fit for this character he is really doing a great job, plus this series always receives strong supporting performances from Sandra Oh and Michael Boatman. So give this sports comedy series a watch for the funny Robert Wuhl.


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Official Sites:

HBO

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arliss See more »

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Runtime:

(80 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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