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Lucy Acosta
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Neala Shannon
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Terry Lomax
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Mrs. Ferrero
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Robert Bendall
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Molly Temple
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Mark
Augusta Dabney
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4 June 1989 (USA)  »

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Le coup de Shannon  »

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Jack Shannon: Now, listen, kid...you ever done anything big you got away with?
Chuy Vargas: Yeah, sure. Couple things, a few years back.
Jack Shannon: Well, if you do time, which is very likely, you just figure it's payback for some of those things you got away with. You sit in here thinking you got a raw deal, you get bitter. You turn into a hardcase, and you're no damn good to anybody.
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Idiot Programmers consistently blow it
7 December 2007 | by (Santa Rosa, CA) – See all my reviews

THis show is actually an easy 10. Great writing. Even after years... I simply can't get it out of my head even after more than 15 years....

Elizabeth Pena in a breakout role. Jamey Sheridan was Shannon... a flawed big-time attorney with a gambling jones that brought him down, now starting from scratch with hard luck cases in a low rent district, shadowed by Richard Edson as a literature spouting hood enforcer trying to collect on back debts...

Just awesome.... but the programmers kept interrupting the flow and the schedule and destroyed any chance of continuity...

Sheridan's compulsive gambler has nothing on my own obsessive waiting for the return or at least the DVD...but knowing the number crunching numbskulls, this treasure may stay buried forever.

Too bad, because the beautifully sad-comic story arc of rise-fall-and redemption is moving and gritty and inspiring.

.... and the characters... wow....they were each simply great.

sad... sad.... maybe cable can revive and redo it with a twist.


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