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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 ... See full summary »

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Robert Wuhl
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Robert Wuhl ...  Arliss Michaels 79 episodes, 1996-2002
Sandra Oh ...  Rita Wu 53 episodes, 1996-2002
Jim Turner ...  Kirby Carlisle 52 episodes, 1996-2002
Michael Boatman ...  Stanley Babson 46 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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HBO

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 1996 (USA) See more »

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(80 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

Rita Wu: [Arliss is wondering why one of his clients, a black quarterback can't get on a team] I told you the reason why. It's as clear as black and white.
Arliss Michaels: More like black and puce. I just picked up a rumor that Theo Holt is gay.
Kirby Carlisle: Gay? No way. Theo Holt doesn't sing from the mike... We've chased tail together. He's been my wingman for a dozen missions.
Arliss Michaels: Has he ever shot down any planes?
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Referenced in WCW Monday Nitro: Episode #4.44 (1999) See more »

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Extremely funny show.
28 June 2000 | by fattonySee all my reviews

Arliss is one of the best shows around, especially if you are in to sports. The cameos by notable sports figures make this show a hilarious and notable standout! It is a great venue for some very unique and talented actors such as Michael Boatman (Stanley) and Sandra Oh (Rita).

Check it out when you can, you won't be disappointed.


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