Based on the novels "Chances" and "Lucky" by Jackie Collins, this miniseries features the rise of Gino Santangelo in the Las Vegas casino industry, and his daughter Lucky's subsequent ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
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 Gino Santangelo (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Enzio Bonnatti (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Carolyn Dimes / ... (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Dimitri Stanislopolous (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Maria Santangelo (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Susan Martino Santangelo (3 episodes, 1990)
Tim Ryan ...
 Lennie Golden (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Steven Dimes (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Olympia Stanislopolous (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Costa (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Bernard Dimes (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Santino Bonnatti (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Mr. Duke (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Eden (3 episodes, 1990)
Harold Pruett ...
 Dario Santangelo (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Marco (3 episodes, 1990)
Jimmie F. Skaggs ...
 Whitejack (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Marabelle (3 episodes, 1990)
Charles Frank ...
 Sen. David Richmond (3 episodes, 1990)
Wendy Cutler ...
 Jennifer (3 episodes, 1990)
Jake Dengel
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Mary Frann ...
 Clementine Duke (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Lucky Santangelo (3 episodes, 1990)
Nick Angotti ...
 Eddie Lucci (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Suzita (3 episodes, 1990)
Tony DiBenedetto ...
 Pinky (3 episodes, 1990)
Heather Haase ...
 Cindy (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Francesca Fern (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Craven Richmond (3 episodes, 1990)
Debi A. Monahan ...
 Lucille (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Sandra (3 episodes, 1990)
Raymond O'Keefe ...
 Lerdy (3 episodes, 1990)
Jane Marla Robbins ...
 Judi (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Fred Lester (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Flash (3 episodes, 1990)
Perry Sheehan Adair ...
 Court Clerk (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Maria - Age 6 (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Fat Larry (3 episodes, 1990)
Tony Auer ...
 Preacher #2 (3 episodes, 1990)
Joshua Baerwald ...
 Bartender (3 episodes, 1990)
Ralph M. Cardinale ...
 Jury Foreman (3 episodes, 1990)
James D. Cohen ...
 Hotel Messenger (3 episodes, 1990)
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 N.Y. Detective (3 episodes, 1990)
Linda Hoffman ...
 Girl #1 (3 episodes, 1990)
Anthony S. Johnson ...
 Security Officer (3 episodes, 1990)
Eric Kohner ...
 Catto (3 episodes, 1990)
Sarah Beth Kulik ...
 Little Girl (3 episodes, 1990)
Stu Levin ...
 Doctor #1 (3 episodes, 1990)
Irene Olga López ...
 Maid #1 (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Greek priest (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Miss Vane (3 episodes, 1990)
Lisa Melilli ...
 Girl #2 (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Lucky - Age 6 (3 episodes, 1990)
Michael Mann Munoz ...
 Bobby (3 episodes, 1990)
Gunnar Peterson ...
 Henry (3 episodes, 1990)
Stephen Prutting ...
 Doctor #2 (3 episodes, 1990)
Theresa Ring ...
 Hatcheck Girl (3 episodes, 1990)
Edmund Stoiber ...
 Judge (3 episodes, 1990)
Lisle Wilson ...
 L.A. Detective (3 episodes, 1990)
John Winston ...
 Smythson (3 episodes, 1990)
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Based on the novels "Chances" and "Lucky" by Jackie Collins, this miniseries features the rise of Gino Santangelo in the Las Vegas casino industry, and his daughter Lucky's subsequent struggle to maintain the family empire. Written by Phil Fernando

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Only a 2. Horrendous casting.
16 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

Chances and Lucky are great reads, but to say that the miniseries doesn't do it justice is a HUGE understatement. It's not the worst thing ever made. I just wish that the powers that were had been a little more faithful to the book, at least in the casting part. I mean, blonde, blue-eyed Nicolette Sheridan as Lucky, YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING! That also goes for Sandra Bullock being cast as Maria and Shawnee Smith being cast as Olimpia. The casting director was either drunk or in a hurry. The closest that the casting people got was with Gino, played by Vincent Irizarry. There were also a lot of plots that were skipped, like Dario's homosexuality, Carrie's abuse and rape as well as how and why she came to be a prostitute, the stories of Gino's abusive father, and the list goes on and on. I would pay anything to see a "CORRECTLY CASTED AND NON-POLITICALLY CORRECT" remake of this movie, whether it be on the small screen or on the big screen, preferably on the small screen, or otherwise many subplots may have to be sacrificed due to time. Let me know if it ever happens.


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