Power Play (1994)
For All Ages
“I don’t want fair-I want to win.” That’s Robbie Steele’s motto in life. An ambitious, aggressive attorney with a Vancouver firm, her win-at-all costs mentality leaves her with a reputation for cutthroat practices, and lands her such nicknames as “Ice Queen” and “The Terminator” among her colleagues, not to mention the competition.
Robbie’s current challenge is getting the highest dollar possible for her client’s sale of Vancouver’s pro-hockey team. Her ace card is recruiting retired star Cody Harris to sign with the struggling team. What Robbie doesn’t count on, however, is that Harris, whose past reputation as a brawler attracted the fans, has changed- he’s become a Christian. Despite Robbie’s hard outer shell, it begins to affect her.
As the tension increases and she battles with herself to remain in control- something she’s always been able to do – she begins to realize for the first timed that maybe winning isn’t everything.
This is a well-made movie which focuses on the emptiness that life leaves us with when materialism is our only goal. Tom-boy Roberta Steele is an ambitious and head-strong attorney who knows how to get what she wants. She knows that landing hockey star Cody Harris will ensure her clients’ happiness whether the team stays in Vancouver or moves elsewhere.
Marietta Deprima is terrific as Roberta as is Ken Olandt as Cody Harris. Roberta and Cody clash when they first meet. Roberta is determined to sign Cody to a contract and Cody is thinking seriously about permanently retiring. He knows his dirty playing of the past is behind him now that he has become a Christian. However, Roberta helps remind him of his love for the game and soon he signs on with Vancouver. However, Roberta finds her boss has undermined her and her refusal to bend to God’s will begins to melt as she sees Cody’s life and faith lived out in front of her.
This movie has a strong conclusion and a great story and we are pleased to award it our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages. It might not keep the little one’s interest but those eight and up should enjoy the story.