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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2 January 2007 | by argendorf1See all my reviews

The Powerhouse Series shown on both PBS and Nickeloden was ahead of its time conquering important issues.

I wish they had made more episodes I miss it very much.

Jason Kravits (LOLO) was such a cute guy. I had such a crush on him.

And the episode where the gang dealt with a disabled teenager was one of the best shows I've seen about differences and tolerance.

Todays kids need to see this show.

They should make a remake for todays youth.

Kids need a show like this on TV because it handled the important issues brilliantly

And I like to see a bunch of inner city youth deal with drugs, AIDS, School violence. racial discrimination

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