The crime-fighting adventures of five members of an inner-city community center.




1983   1982   Unknown  


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Series cast summary:
Michael Mack Michael Mack ...  Kevin Jackson 16 episodes, 1982-1983
Domenica Galati Domenica Galati ...  Jennifer La Bianca 16 episodes, 1982-1983
Michael Wikes Michael Wikes ...  Tony Dominguez 16 episodes, 1982-1983
Jason Kravits ...  Lolo Knopke 16 episodes, 1982-1983
Jessica Prentice Jessica Prentice ...  Pepper McKenzie 16 episodes, 1982-1983
Sandra Bowie Sandra Bowie ...  Brenda Gaines 16 episodes, 1982-1983


A woman creates a community center in an old inner-city gym called Powerhouse that belonged to her father. As things turn out, the move attracts the opposition of criminals whom a group of five teenage attendees of the center manage to find and capture. Furthermore, that incident is the first of a series of cases that the kids investigate by using their knowledge of science, fitness, and other areas, while addressing other serious issues. Interspersed in the show are un-commercials that promote health, social attitudes, and physical activity. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <>

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Release Date:

8 December 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Power House See more »

Filming Locations:

Alexandria, Virginia, USA See more »

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1.37 : 1
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18 episodes were produced but two of them never aired. See more »


Brenda Gaines: [opening spoken lines] Hi, there! This is Brenda Gaines. Hey, wait a minute - where you goin'? Don't move an *inch*! The Powerhouse gang will be right back.
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This was the best show!!!
13 October 2006 | by cblaiserunSee all my reviews

I am so happy that other people remember this show as well! I loved this show! I remember the one where they had to outsmart the alarm in the museum (I think to save someone their job?). This show had such an impact on me - from the Jewish episode to the one about drinking. Plus, it was empowering to see young kids solve mysteries - Encyclopedia Brown anyone?

I read in someone's comments that they only had 16 episodes? Wow! I do remember watching reruns of this - it was too much fun.

I recognized the woman who ran Powerhouse as a jury foreman on "Law and Order" from years ago, but she had no lines. Did any of the cast go on to act in other TV or movies?

Bring this show to DVD!!!

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