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Playmakers 

TV-MA | | Crime, Drama, Sport | TV Series (2003– )
The series is a gritty ensemble drama about the off-field lives of a group of players on a pro football team and how they deal with the pressure of being on the professional level.

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John Eisendrath
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Tony Denison ...  Coach George 11 episodes, 2003
Omar Gooding ...  Demetrius Harris 11 episodes, 2003
Russell Hornsby ...  Leon Taylor 11 episodes, 2003
Jason Matthew Smith ...  Eric Olczyk 11 episodes, 2003
Marcello Thedford ...  Kelvin 'Buffalo' James 11 episodes, 2003
Christopher Wiehl ...  Derek McConnell 11 episodes, 2003
Bruce Gray ...  Gene Wilbanks 11 episodes, 2003
Stephen Bogaert ...  Phil Chambers 11 episodes, 2003
Phillip Jarrett ...  Coach Rudman 9 episodes, 2003
Karen LeBlanc ...  Robin Taylor 8 episodes, 2003
Dan Petronijevic ...  Thad Guerwitcz 9 episodes, 2003
Thea Andrews ...  Samantha Lovett 7 episodes, 2003
Sasha Roiz ...  Stephen Lyles 6 episodes, 2003
Orlando Bowen Orlando Bowen 6 episodes, 2003
Andrew Martin 6 episodes, 2003
Kevin Jubinville ...  Dr. Gatewood 6 episodes, 2003
Gabriel Hogan ...  Guard Dog Fredericks 5 episodes, 2003
Michael Miller Michael Miller 5 episodes, 2003
Joseph Pierre Joseph Pierre 5 episodes, 2003
Tacquira LaTouche Tacquira LaTouche ...  Herself 5 episodes, 2003
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The series is a gritty ensemble drama about the off-field lives of a group of players on a pro football team and how they deal with the pressure of being on the professional level.

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If all you see is the athlete, open your eyes.

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Crime | Drama | Sport

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TV-MA

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A pálya királyai See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(11 episodes)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

In some of the first eight episodes, Jason Matthew Smith wears jerseys (both home and away) with his character's name misspelled as "Olcyzk". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Collateral (2004) See more »

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NFL canceled this show for no reason!
21 November 2005 | by bonnymaclamSee all my reviews

I can't believe this show was canceled. I watched it faithfully every Sunday and was waiting for it to restart. It's too bad that another network could not have picked this up, it would have been huge! Great story lines, amazing plots, and even better characters! ESPN and the NFL need to get a grip...just a little too close to home eh boys? Sad...It was a really great show! And to think, why even attempt to make a show about pro football if you weren't prepared to deal with some questions about the reality of the show and how much it had to do with actual pro ball. People aren't that stupid...ESPN and the NFL should know, that a good percentage of athletes have matters such as the ones discussed in the shows, and we tune into their stupid networks just to hear the scores! It would have been nice for people to see what's possible in the life of an athlete...not just a fantasy life on the field only...


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