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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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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 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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English

Release Date:

8 April 1996 (USA) See more »

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(7 episodes) | (pilot)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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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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Charles Henry "Chaz" Gracen: Gee is that all? I mean, after this comes out, I might still be able to get a job... wearing a hair net and asking "Would you like fries with that?"
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the most unique, brutal and best TV show in recent years
3 April 2005 | by leozalSee all my reviews

I have seen this show when I was about 14 and absolutely loved it. Jim Profit is perhaps the most brutal yet extremely likable psychopath in television history, and he's the lead!!! It is unfortunate that the show was cancelled perhaps because the premise and the show's intelligence never appealed to people back in 1996. The Profit DVD is coming out in August 2005 and I've never been more excited over a DVD release since the X-Files sets. I have watched this show in a cranky 14 inch set over aerial antennae when I was a kid and have been looking for this show for years and now it's comin' out! Do yourself a favor and check this one out...


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