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Powerplay (1999)

A beautiful blonde con-woman and martial artist seduces wealthy bachelors and grifts them out of their money using her wiles and deadly force if necessary.


Chris Baugh




Cast overview, first billed only:
Shannon Tweed ... Jacqueline Knight
James Richer James Richer ... Steve Ganse (as Jim Richer)
Danielle Ciardi Danielle Ciardi ... Candice Alcott
Ron McCoy ... Max DeLaine
Ken Belsky ... Benjamin Alcott (as Bryan Kent)
Richard McNally Richard McNally ... Dr. Jacob Griffith
Nate Reese Nate Reese ... James Kendrick
Mark Carlton Mark Carlton ... Mr. Klein
Niki Pervine Niki Pervine ... Shelby
Damon Jones ... Security Guard
Kerry Wild Kerry Wild ... Hotel Clerk
Patrick Gerald Collins Patrick Gerald Collins ... Waiter
David Snedeker David Snedeker ... Bouncer
Jere Jon Jere Jon ... Bartender
Michael Kaliski ... Gala MC


A woman survives by coming onto wealthy single men, and taking them for everything they are worth, sometimes killing. She proceeds to her next target - another wealthy man who has a daughter whom he mistreats. She tries to marry him but he dies before they could. She does, however, make off with some of his money. He also did not include his daughter in his will. When she and her boyfriend discover what she did, they decide to go after her and get back what she thinks is hers. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Sometimes You'll Do Anything To Win

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Rated R for sexuality, violence and language. | See all certifications »

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Rent it for Shannon Tweed, stay with it for Danielle Ciardi
7 October 2005 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

Shannon Tweed is beginning to look her age here (she was 42 when this was made), but she is still in top physical shape, and she briefly gets to put her kickboxing lessons (probably from the two "No Contest" films) to use. Although her name is the main - er, the ONLY - reason anybody will rent "Powerplay", she is not "exposed" as often as her co-star, Danielle Ciardi, who is an extremely hot woman, with a great face and body, and a decent actress as well. On the other hand, the male actors range from wooden to horrible. The plot starts out as predictable, and then just gets stupider by the minute. The characters make so many blunders that after a while you lose count of them. (**)

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6 July 1999 (USA) See more »

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Santa Barbara, California, USA

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