Profit
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1996
Directors: Robert Iscove, Jim Charleston, Scott Paulin, David Greenwalt, Michael Engler
Rating: NR(Television)
UPC [Locale]: 013131-298291
Running time: 6:39 (399 Min.)
Casetype: Slip Case
Format: NTSC, 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: August 09, 2005
Collection type: Owned (#2924)
Status: Available
Purchase date: December 02, 2008
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Overview
In April 1996, Fox aired the two-hour pilot for a daring new series called PROFIT. Even before the first commercial break, audiences were stunned. Critics were blown away. And in one of the most controversial moves in TV history, the network pulled the show after only four episodes. Adrian Pasdar – delivering what The New York Daily News calls "a totally committed, even dangerous performance" – stars as Jim Profit, a charismatic sociopath who turns a horrific childhood secret into a ruthless climb up the corporate ladder. For the first time in primetime, here was a 'hero' for whom greed, blackmail, incest, sexual manipulation and even murder were all in a day's work. Lisa Zane, Keith Szarabajka, Lisa Blount and Lisa Darr co-star in this legendary series that New York Newsday called "deliciously evil and amazing... an incredible achievement in unorthodox television!"

Experience every startling moment of PROFIT now collected for the first time ever – including the final four episodes that were never broadcast in North America – plus all-new Extras that reveal the legacy behind the series that shocked the world.

Episodes:
1. Pilot
2. Hero
3. Sykes
4. Healing
5. Cupid
6. Chinese Box
7. Security
8. Forgiveness
DVD Covers
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Misc.
 • Profile Contributors
 • Invelos Profile Links
 • US IMDb
Genres
Television
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • New World Television
 • Greenwalt·McNamara Productions
 • Stephen J. Cannell Productions
Media Companies:
 • Anchor Bay Entertainment
 • New World Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Surround
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
 
Tags
TV
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Episodes 1-2
2Episodes 3-6
3Episodes 7-8, Extras
Features
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Closed Captioned
 • 8-page booklet
Easter Eggs
Disc #3
On the Main Menu, highlight "Disc 3", then press Enter.
You will see a short clip of David Greenwalt talking about a TV spot shooting for Profit.
Crew
 1. Pilot
Direction
Robert Iscove....Director
Writing
John McNamara....Writer
David Greenwalt....Writer
Production
Jo Swerling, Jr.....Producer
N. John Smith....Producer
Robert Iscove....Producer
David Greenwalt....Executive Producer
John McNamara....Executive Producer
Stephen J. Cannell....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Rodney A. Charters....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Chris Willingham....Film Editor
Music
Mike Post....Composer
Sound
Patrick Ramsay....Production Sound Mixer
Art
Richard Hudolin....Production Designer
Kate Healey....Costume Designer
Dianne Pelletier....Make-up Artist
Andrew Cotton Chamberlayne....Visual Effects
 2. Hero
Direction
Robert Iscove....Director
Writing
David Greenwalt....Created By
John McNamara....Created By
David Greenwalt....Writer
Production
John B. Moranville....Producer
David Greenwalt....Executive Producer
John McNamara....Executive Producer
Stephen J. Cannell....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Rodney Charters....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Alan Shefland....Film Editor
Music
Mike Post....Theme By
Mike Post....Composer
Walter Murphy....Composer
Sound
David Husby....Production Sound Mixer
Art
Glen Pearson....Art Director
Gregory B. Mah....Costume Designer
Dianne Pelletier....Make-up Artist
Andrew Chamberlayne....Visual Effects
 3. Sykes
Direction
Jim Charleston....Director
Writing
David Greenwalt....Created By
John McNamara....Created By
David Greenwalt....Writer
Production
John B. Moranville....Producer
David Greenwalt....Executive Producer
John McNamara....Executive Producer
Stephen J. Cannell....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Rodney Charters....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Casey O. Rohrs....Film Editor
Music
Mike Post....Theme By
Walter Murphy....Composer
Sound
David Husby....Production Sound Mixer
Art
Glen Pearson....Art Director
Gregory B. Mah....Costume Designer
Dianne Pelletier....Make-up Artist
Andrew Chamberlayne....Visual Effects
 4. Healing
Direction
Robert Iscove....Director
Writing
David Greenwalt....Created By
John McNamara....Created By
John McNamara....Writer
Production
John B. Moranville....Producer
David Greenwalt....Executive Producer
John McNamara....Executive Producer
Stephen J. Cannell....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Peter F. Woeste....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Alan Shefland....Film Editor
Music
Mike Post....Theme By
Walter Murphy....Composer
Sound
David Husby....Production Sound Mixer
Art
Glen Pearson....Art Director
Gregory B. Mah....Costume Designer
Dianne Pelletier....Make-up Artist
Andrew Chamberlayne....Visual Effects
 5. Cupid
Direction
Scott Paulin....Director
Writing
David Greenwalt....Created By
John McNamara....Created By
John Shirley....Writer
Production
John B. Moranville....Producer
David Greenwalt....Executive Producer
John McNamara....Executive Producer
Stephen J. Cannell....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Peter F. Woeste....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Casey O. Rohrs....Film Editor
Music
Mike Post....Theme By
Walter Murphy....Composer
Sound
David Husby....Production Sound Mixer
Art
Glen Pearson....Art Director
Gregory B. Mah....Costume Designer
Dianne Pelletier....Make-up Artist
Andrew Chamberlayne....Visual Effects
 6. Chinese Box
Direction
David Greenwalt....Director
Writing
David Greenwalt....Created By
John McNamara....Created By
W. K. Scott Meyer....Writer
Production
John B. Moranville....Producer
David Greenwalt....Executive Producer
John McNamara....Executive Producer
Stephen J. Cannell....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Peter F. Woeste....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Alan Shefland....Film Editor
Music
Mike Post....Theme By
Walter Murphy....Composer
Sound
David Husby....Production Sound Mixer
Art
Glen Pearson....Art Director
Gregory B. Mah....Costume Designer
Dianne Pelletier....Make-up Artist
Andrew Chamberlayne....Visual Effects
 7. Security
Direction
Michael Engler....Director
Writing
David Greenwalt....Created By
John McNamara....Created By
John McNamara....Writer
Production
John B. Moranville....Producer
David Greenwalt....Executive Producer
John McNamara....Executive Producer
Stephen J. Cannell....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Peter F. Woeste....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Tanya Swerling....Film Editor
Casey O. Rohrs....Film Editor
Music
Mike Post....Theme By
Walter Murphy....Composer
Sound
David Husby....Production Sound Mixer
Art
Glen Pearson....Art Director
Gregory B. Mah....Costume Designer
Dianne Pelletier....Make-up Artist
Andrew Chamberlayne....Visual Effects
 8. Forgiveness
Direction
Robert Iscove....Director
Writing
David Greenwalt....Created By
John McNamara....Created By
David Greenwalt....Writer
Production
John B. Moranville....Producer
David Greenwalt....Executive Producer
John McNamara....Executive Producer
Stephen J. Cannell....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Peter F. Woeste....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Alan Shefland....Film Editor
Music
Mike Post....Theme By
Walter Murphy....Composer
Sound
David Husby....Production Sound Mixer
Art
Glen Pearson....Art Director
Gregory B. Mah....Costume Designer
Dianne Pelletier....Make-up Artist
Andrew Chamberlayne....Visual Effects
Cast
 1. Pilot
Adrian Pasdar....Jim Profit
Lisa Zane....Joanne Meltzer
Scott Paulin....Jack Walters
Lisa Darr....Gail Koner
Jack Gwaltney....Pete Gracen
Jennifer Hetrick....Elizabeth Walters
Allison Hossack....Nora Gracen
Keith Szarabajka....Chaz Gracen
Tamsin Kelsey
Don Davis....Former Sheriff Crew
Michael MacRae
Jerry Wasserman....Dr. Wenner
Lisa Blount....Bobbi Stakowski
Ric Reid....Paul Sandler
Topaz Hasfal-Schou....Aileen Morton
Colleen Winton....Constance Gracen
Andrew Wheeler....Nick Hassitt
Shawn Macdonald....Leo Hershey
Sue Mathew....Duty Nurse
Deryl Hayes....Hotel Clerk
Dwight James....Tennis Instructor
 2. Hero
Adrian Pasdar....Jim Profit
Sherman Augustus....Jeffrey Sykes
Lisa Blount....Bobbi Stakowski
Lisa Darr....Gail Koner
Jack Gwaltney....Pete Gracen
Allison Hossack....Nora Gracen
Keith Szarabajka....Chaz Gracen
Lisa Zane....Joanne Meltzer
Scott Paulin....Jack Walters
Michael Paul Chan....Alex Yee
Don S. Davis....Former Sheriff Crew
Malcolm Stewart
Michael Rogers
Jennifer Hetrick....Elizabeth Walters
Eric Davis....Young Jimmy Stokowski
Tyronne L'Hirondelle....Coroner Moe
T. L. Mark....Secretary
Keith Provost....Joe
Patrizia Quas....Hooker
 3. Sykes
Adrian Pasdar....Jim Profit
Sherman Augustus....Jeffrey Sykes
Lisa Blount....Bobbi Stakowski
Lisa Darr....Gail Koner
Jack Gwaltney....Pete Gracen
Allison Hossack....Nora Gracen
Keith Szarabajka....Chaz Gracen
Lisa Zane....Joanne Meltzer
Juliette Jeffers....Lucinda
Mark Rolston....Ivan Karpov
Donnelly Rhodes....Leonard Littman
Steve Makaj
Julie Bond....Woman Driver
Bill Croft....Prison Guard
Michael Dobson....Killer
David Paul Grove....Edgar
Gwenda Lorenzetti....Woman at Luncheon
 4. Healing
Adrian Pasdar....Jim Profit
Sherman Augustus....Jeffrey Sykes
Lisa Blount....Bobbi Stakowski
Lisa Darr....Gail Koner
Jack Gwaltney....Pete Gracen
Allison Hossack....Nora Gracen
Keith Szarabajka....Chaz Gracen
Lisa Zane....Joanne Meltzer
Steven Anderson....Dr. Dana Grant
Steve Bacic....Seth
Carrie Cain Sparks....Tester
Andrew Wheeler....Auditor
 5. Cupid
Adrian Pasdar....Jim Profit
Sherman Augustus....Jeffrey Sykes
Lisa Blount....Bobbi Stakowski
Lisa Darr....Gail Koner
Jack Gwaltney....Pete Gracen
Allison Hossack....Nora Gracen
Keith Szarabajka....Chaz Gracen
Lisa Zane....Joanne Meltzer
Kristen Dalton....Anna Clayton Kestrel
Ramy Zada....Ray Kestrel
Michael Rogers
Brent Stait
Bill Croft....Guard
Scott Nicholson....Hal
Timothy O'Halloran....Cop
Paul Stafford....Stark
 6. Chinese Box
Adrian Pasdar....Jim Profit
Sherman Augustus....Jeffrey Sykes
Lisa Blount....Bobbi Stakowski
Lisa Darr....Gail Koner
Jack Gwaltney....Pete Gracen
Allison Hossack....Nora Gracen
Keith Szarabajka....Chaz Gracen
Lisa Zane....Joanne Meltzer
John Hawkes....Jeremy Batewell
Francois Chau....Mr. Wong
Steve Makaj
Teryl Rothery....Connie Gracen
Kevin Hayes....Lawyer
Sheila Larken....Mrs. Koner
Derek Lowe....Larry Sun
 7. Security
Adrian Pasdar....Jim Profit
Sherman Augustus....Jeffrey Sykes
Lisa Blount....Bobbi Stakowski
Lisa Darr....Gail Koner
Jack Gwaltney....Pete Gracen
Allison Hossack....Nora Gracen
Keith Szarabajka....Chaz Gracen
Lisa Zane....Joanne Meltzer
Jessica Tuck....Kelly Hunt / Carol McKenna
Teryl Rothery....Connie Gracen
Tim Henry
Steve Bacic....Seth
Rebecca Toolan....Betty Green
 8. Forgiveness
Adrian Pasdar....Jim Profit
Sherman Augustus....Jeffrey Sykes
Lisa Blount....Bobbi Stakowski
Lisa Darr....Gail Koner
Jack Gwaltney....Pete Gracen
Allison Hossack....Nora Gracen
Keith Szarabajka....Chaz Gracen
Lisa Zane....Joanne Meltzer
Ben Masters....Arthur MacLaine
Teryl Rothery....Connie Gracen
Chris Bradford....Trash
Eryn Collins....Heidi Winslow
Maria Herrera....Arthur's Secretary
Shawn Macdonald....Leo Hershey
Francisco Trujillo....Harrison