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Profit 

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Jim Profit works for a multinational company, and isn't above using any means necessary to get ahead, and that includes bribery, blackmail, intimidation, extortion, and even murder. Now ... See full summary »
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1997   1996  
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Series cast summary:
Adrian Pasdar ...  Jim Profit 8 episodes, 1996-1997
Lisa Darr ...  Gail Koner 8 episodes, 1996-1997
Lisa Blount ...  Bobbi Stakowski 8 episodes, 1996-1997
Jack Gwaltney ...  Pete Gracen 8 episodes, 1996-1997
Allison Hossack ...  Nora Gracen 8 episodes, 1996-1997
Keith Szarabajka ...  Charles Henry "Chaz" Gracen 8 episodes, 1996-1997
Lisa Zane ...  Joanne Meltzer 8 episodes, 1996-1997
Sherman Augustus ...  Jeffrey Sykes 7 episodes, 1996-1997
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Jim Profit works for a multinational company, and isn't above using any means necessary to get ahead, and that includes bribery, blackmail, intimidation, extortion, and even murder. Now everyone at the company, including the president, Charles Gracen are oblivious to his dark side, as a matter of fact, Gracen thinks of him as a golden boy. But Joanne Meltzer, the company's security chief looks into his eyes, she sees something sinister. And when her boss, Jack Walters is looking into some irregularities at the company, he asks Joanne to look into and initially, the person she cornered said it was Profit who was behind it, but when Profit learned of this, he convinced this person to change the story she told Joanne. But Joanne knows that Profit is evil and so she tries to get the goods on him, at the same time, Profit tries to find a way to neutralize her and anyone else who might believe her. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Ambition without conscience can be a dangerous thing. See more »

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Series creators David Greenwalt and John McNamara state in the Kills featurette on the 2005 DVD releases, Profit's traumatic upbringing was based on the childhood of a real-life serial killer who had been similarly raised in a box with only a television present as described in the nonfiction novel Whoever Fights Monsters: My Twenty Years Tracking Serial Killers for the FBI by Robert K. Ressler & Tom Shachtman. The relevant passage is located in Chapter 4 titled Childhoods of Violence: "One woman propped her infant son in a cardboard box in front of the television set, and left for work; later, she'd put him in a playpen, toss in some food, and let the TV set be the baby-sitter until she came home again." See more »

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Jim Profit: If you want someone to love you, open your heart. If you want someone to be obsessed with you, close it.
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Referenced in Make or Break TV: Profit (2008) See more »

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broadcast before its time
15 October 2004 | by j_captainSee all my reviews

Profit was simply AMAZING! I never saw this show when it first came out years ago but I recently got a hold of all the eps and I LOVED IT!! The first thing that came to my mind was that it was ahead of its time. I guess back in 96 or 97, the country just wasn't into this show. But if this show were released today, it would just blow your mind! I would hope some network (how about the original network, FOX?) picks it up and continues it as it relates to today's world? How can people not get this show even if you're not the corporate type? If a show like Desperate Housewives can become a huge hit today, I don't see why this show cannot! I hope somebody consequential reads all these comments from "Profit" fans and picks up this show! Jim Profit is the ultimate antagonist and I for one, would watch this show regularly to the end! LET IT LIVE, DAMMIT!


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8 April 1996 (USA) See more »

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(7 episodes) | (pilot)

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