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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1990  
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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)
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 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)
Robert Sampson ...
 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)
Nicholas Georgiade ...
 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)
Peter Mamakos ...
 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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Decent Film
20 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As usual, the movie is nothing like the book. I really enjoyed the book, because you became invested in the characters. However, I did the process backwards: I saw the movie before I saw the film and liked the film. I saw it at a fairly young age, but I still liked it. Vincent Irizarry was on my mother's soap, so we had to see anything he was in. Nicolette was not the right person for Lucky I think. And Sandra Bullock as Maria? The entire purpose of the character was not what Bullock represented, but it's how I first fell in love with her and remember her to this day. However, she wasn't right for the part either. The movie was fair enough, but you could tell that NBC wasn't ready to deal with Dario's homosexuality and real mob violence. It almost had the moral appeal of an after school special. The movie should of took itself more seriously. I liked the movie, but after reading the book, the actors were all wrong for the characters.


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