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Stacy's Knights (1983)

PG | | Drama | June 1983 (USA)
Everyone has a talent, and dreams do come true. Stacy Lancaster has an incredible knack for Blackjack. Once she joins up with daring Will Bonner the two young gamblers are on a non-stop ... See full summary »

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Andra Millian ...
Stacy Lancaster
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Will Bonner
Eve Lilith ...
Jean Dennison
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Shecky Poole
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Mr. C. (as Garth Howard)
Ed Semenza ...
The Kid
Don Hackstaff ...
Lawyer
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Buster (as L. C.)
Cheryl Ferris ...
Marion
Gary Tilles ...
Rudy
Roge Roush ...
Rollin
John Brevick ...
Floor Boss
Robin Landis ...
Bourbon Drinker
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Robert Conder ...
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Everyone has a talent, and dreams do come true. Stacy Lancaster has an incredible knack for Blackjack. Once she joins up with daring Will Bonner the two young gamblers are on a non-stop roll. Soon the casino wants to even the odds. How long can their winning streak last? Written by Lego Trooper

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She's got the plan, They've got the nerve, They'll give everyone just what they deserve See more »

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Due to Kevin Costner's involvement with Stacy's Knights (1983) - one of his earliest films - while on board, Costner met director Jim Wilson and screenwriter Michael Blake. Wilson was later a producer - with Costner - and Blake the screenwriter for Costner's directorial debut, the Oscar-winning Dances with Wolves (1990). See more »

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Featured in Dances with Wolves: The Creation of an Epic (2003) See more »

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Written by John Lawrence
Co-writer with John Lawrence (as J. Lawrence) Ken Hilton
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Suspension of disbelief necessary.
25 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an absolutely delightful tale of a gifted but shy young woman who, with the help of two mentors, transforms herself into a confident and unstoppable juggernaut in one particular Reno casino. When I first saw the film, I immediately had a crush on Andra Millian (plays Stacey). She pulled off this personality transformation beautifully and was certainly noticed here. She later was a regular in two TV series - "The Paper Chase" in the 70s and "thirtysomething" in the 90s. Andra still acts occasionally - most recently in the 2007 film "Teeth" - but is now a full-time licensed acupuncturist in Austin, Texas. And, Kevin Costner did a good job as Stacey's first mentor, Will. His performance in this film, not to mention "Testament" filmed the same year, undoubtedly contributed to his rise to prominence in Hollywood.

But, suspension of disbelief is needed to enjoy this film. You must be willing to believe that casino managers would do what they did to Will (no, won't tell) just because he coached Stacey. And, you must be willing to believe that Jean Dennison (played by Eve Lilith) could seduce Shecky Poole. But, if you can suspend this disbelief, you'll enjoy this film as a triumph of the ordinary person against the odds.

P.S. I found it odd that the film was available in Canada on DVD but only on "used" VHS tapes in the U.S. Since I wanted this unique film in my collection, I ordered it from Amazon.ca.


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