Three scam-artist convicts satisfy their parole requirements by helping out the FBI.
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Series cast summary:
Ice-T ...  Isaac 'Ice' Gregory 18 episodes, 1997-1998
Costas Mandylor ...  Alphonse Royo 18 episodes, 1997-1998
Frank John Hughes ...  Charlie O' Bannon 18 episodes, 1997-1998
Gary Fredo ...  Cop 18 episodes, 1997-1998
Mia Korf ...  Christine Kowalski 17 episodes, 1997-1998
Bob McCracken ...  Malcom O'Conner / ... 6 episodes, 1997-1998
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Three con artists are paroled by the FBI, with the intent to make them work for the Bureau. Together, they have an edge that ordinary agents don't have. However, they can't go too far for they always risk being thrown back to jail. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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They're ex-cons gone straight. Well, almost.

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USA

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English

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17 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alvilági játszma See more »

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| (18 episodes)

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Color
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A smart, funny program with a dynamic cast and brilliant writing!
13 July 2000 | by callalilySee all my reviews

Players was gem of a program amongst a sea of muck. The writing was fabulous -- clever, well plotted out, intelligent. The three leads -- John, Ice-T, Costas -- had such superb on-screen chemistry. Despite their obvious physical and personality differences, it wasn't at all hard to believe that these three would have found each other and hooked-up. I especially liked the plotlines which conned the audience as well as the bad guys. There are far too many shows which condescend to the audience instead of drawing it in. Too many shows which assume the audience is either brain-dead or permanently stuck at age thirteen. This show could have been a stupendous hit if the people in charge had not done what they always seem to do -- not advertise, not promote, shift time slots, pre-empt.... Intelligent shows need an audience which can find it week after week. When will the tv execs realize that?


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