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Profit: Season 1 (1996)



Critic Consensus: Unapologetically amoral and headlined by an unnerving Adrian Pasdar, Profit pays off handsomely as outrageous entertainment.


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A riveting drama about a vile junior VP at a conglomerate who'll do just about anything to move up the ranks. Having a sociopath, however charismatic, as its lead character made for intriguing TV, but too few viewers found it entertaining, and the series was canceled after four episodes.


Adrian Pasdar
as Jim Profit
Lisa Zane
as Joanne Meltzer
Keith Szarabajka
as Charles Gracen
Jack Gwaltney
as Pete Gracen
Allison Hossack
as Nora Gracen
Lisa Darr
as Gail Koner
Lisa Blount
as Bobbi Stokowski
Jennifer Hetrick
as Elizabeth Walters
Scott Paulin
as Jack Walters
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Critic Reviews for Profit: Season 1

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (11)

It's the glee with which Profit performs his dirty deeds that what makes the show so wonderful.

August 2, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Great stories always keep the audience wanting more; Profit gave the audience everything it wanted in the first episode, then failed to come up with anything of interest to bring them back.

August 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Played with oily brilliance by Adrian Pasdar, Jim Profit is a mesmerizing figure. He might be loathesome, but he is a commanding presence whose machinations are so cunningly clever that you have to fight the urge to admire him.

August 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Could be called " 'Twin Peaks' Meets 'Dynasty' Meets Samuel Beckett." As prime-time nightmares about unchecked capitalism go, it's a dandy.

July 31, 2019 | Full Review…

Subversively riveting, superbly cast and directed, and unlike anything we really had seen before.

August 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Profit offers all sorts of kitschy fun in the overkill style of Melrose Place, and that's meant in the best kind of way.

August 2, 2019 | Full Review…

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