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Writers (WGA):
Jackie Collins (books)
Jackie Collins (teleplay)
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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
7 October 1990 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Based on the novels "Chances" and "Lucky" by Jackie Collins, this miniseries features the rise of Gino Santangelo in the Las Vegas casino industry... See more »
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Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Only a 2. Horrendous casting. See more (8 total) »

Cast

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Vincent Irizarry ... Gino Santangelo (3 episodes, 1990)

Michael Nader ... Enzio Bonnatti (3 episodes, 1990)

Anne-Marie Johnson ... Carolyn Dimes / ... (3 episodes, 1990)

Eric Braeden ... Dimitri Stanislopolous (3 episodes, 1990)

Sandra Bullock ... Maria Santangelo (3 episodes, 1990)

Stephanie Beacham ... Susan Martino Santangelo (3 episodes, 1990)
Tim Ryan ... Lennie Golden (3 episodes, 1990)

Phil Morris ... Steven Dimes (3 episodes, 1990)

Shawnee Smith ... Olympia Stanislopolous (3 episodes, 1990)

Alan Rosenberg ... Costa (3 episodes, 1990)

David McCallum ... Bernard Dimes (3 episodes, 1990)

Luca Bercovici ... Santino Bonnatti (3 episodes, 1990)

Richard Anderson ... Mr. Duke (3 episodes, 1990)

Leann Hunley ... Eden (3 episodes, 1990)
Harold Pruett ... Dario Santangelo (3 episodes, 1990)

Grant Show ... Marco (3 episodes, 1990)
Jimmie F. Skaggs ... Whitejack (3 episodes, 1990)

Audrey Landers ... Marabelle (3 episodes, 1990)
Charles Frank ... Sen. David Richmond (3 episodes, 1990)
Wendy Cutler ... Jennifer (3 episodes, 1990)
Jake Dengel (3 episodes, 1990)
Mary Frann ... Clementine Duke (3 episodes, 1990)

Nicollette Sheridan ... Lucky Santangelo (3 episodes, 1990)
Nick Angotti ... Eddie Lucci (3 episodes, 1990)

Wanda De Jesus ... Suzita (3 episodes, 1990)
Tony DiBenedetto ... Pinky (3 episodes, 1990)
Heather Haase ... Cindy (3 episodes, 1990)

Liliana Komorowska ... Francesca Fern (3 episodes, 1990)

Robert Duncan McNeill ... Craven Richmond (3 episodes, 1990)
Debi A. Monahan ... Lucille (3 episodes, 1990)

Virginia Morris ... 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)

William Shockley ... Flash (3 episodes, 1990)
Perry Sheehan Adair ... Court Clerk (3 episodes, 1990)

Raquel Alessi ... Maria - Age 6 (3 episodes, 1990)

Jack Angeles ... 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)

Pamela Mant ... Miss Vane (3 episodes, 1990)
Lisa Melilli ... Girl #2 (3 episodes, 1990)

Elisabeth Moss ... 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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Series Directed by
Buzz Kulik (3 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Writing credits
Jackie Collins (3 episodes, 1990)

Series Produced by
Susan Baerwald .... executive producer (3 episodes, 1990)
Jackie Collins .... executive producer (3 episodes, 1990)
William Peters .... producer (3 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Original Music by
Billy Goldenberg (3 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Cinematography by
Gayne Rescher (3 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Film Editing by
David Beatty (3 episodes, 1990)
James Galloway (3 episodes, 1990)
Les Green (3 episodes, 1990)
Susan Heick (3 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Casting by
Meryl O'Loughlin (3 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Production Design by
Jan Scott (3 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Art Direction by
Jack G. Taylor Jr. (3 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Jeff Haley (3 episodes, 1990)
Donald Krafft (3 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Costume Design by
Buffy Snyder (3 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Makeup Department
Carolyn Elias .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1990)
Alan Fama .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1990)
Barbara Lampson .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Production Management
Dorothy J. Bailey .... post-production supervisor (3 episodes, 1990)
Daniel Franklin .... unit production manager (3 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Learman .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1990)
Lance Mazmanian .... second second assistant director (3 episodes, 1990)
Bruce Solow .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Art Department
Edwin M. Brewer .... assistant property master (3 episodes, 1990)
R. Gilbert Clayton .... set designer (3 episodes, 1990)
Mark Heiner .... assistant property master (3 episodes, 1990)
Allan Lotta .... construction coordinator (3 episodes, 1990)
David Moll .... property master (3 episodes, 1990)
Hugo Santiago .... set designer (3 episodes, 1990)
Charles Vassar .... set designer (3 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Sound Department
Joe Campana .... assistant sound editor (3 episodes, 1990)
Tom Gerard .... re-recording mixer (3 episodes, 1990)
Al Gomez .... foley mixer (3 episodes, 1990)
Randall L. Johnson .... boom operator (3 episodes, 1990)
Peter Reale .... re-recording mixer (3 episodes, 1990)
Tom Ruff .... adr mixer (3 episodes, 1990)
Roger V. Stevenson .... cable person (3 episodes, 1990)
Clancy T. Troutman .... supervising sound editor (3 episodes, 1990)
Robert Wald .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Malcolm Brown .... first assistant camera (3 episodes, 1990)
Jamie Hitchcock .... second assistant camera (3 episodes, 1990)
Leo J. Napolitano .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Casting Department
Jackie Margey .... casting associate (3 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jane Janiger .... key costumer: women (3 episodes, 1990)
Michelle Kurpaska .... key costumer: men (3 episodes, 1990)
Buffy Snyder .... costume supervisor (3 episodes, 1990)
Howard Sussman .... set costumer (3 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Editorial Department
Tom Clagett .... assistant film editor (3 episodes, 1990)
David Martell .... assistant film editor (3 episodes, 1990)
Joe McJimsey .... assistant film editor (3 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Location Management
Robert Eggenweiler .... location manager (3 episodes, 1990)
Ronald M. Quigley .... location manager (3 episodes, 1990)
Karen White .... location manager (3 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Music Department
Richard Bronskill .... orchestrator (3 episodes, 1990)
Dan Wallin .... music scoring mixer (3 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Other crew
Deanna Bernal .... assistant production coordinator (3 episodes, 1990)
Richard Dixon .... production accountant (3 episodes, 1990)
Jason Gaudio .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1990)
Jimmy Goldstein .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1990)
Vera Martin .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 1990)
Frank Tudisco .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 1990)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Jackie Collins' Lucky/Chances" - USA (complete title)
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272 min
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Only a 2. Horrendous casting., 16 July 2007
Author: movielover1030

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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