Once a successful corporate lawyer at a prestigious Philadelphia law firm, Jack Shannon lost his marriage and his job, due in part to a compulsive gambling habit. While Shannon maintains a ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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 Jack Shannon (11 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Lucy Acosta (11 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Neala Shannon (11 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Wilmer Slade (10 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 D.A. Todd Spurrier (9 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Lou Gondolf (9 episodes, 1990-1991)
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Once a successful corporate lawyer at a prestigious Philadelphia law firm, Jack Shannon lost his marriage and his job, due in part to a compulsive gambling habit. While Shannon maintains a good relationship with his daughter, his professional career has hit rock bottom. He becomes a general practioner of law, gaining a loyal secretary in Lucy Acosta when he manages to free her boyfriend from jail. Shannon also gains an unlikely investigator in Wilmer Slade, a verbose enforcer for one of the many loan sharks to whom Jack is in debt. Although he has sworn off gambling, Shannon continues to use his skill as a cardplayer to help him work out his cases, and he always tries to work out deals for his clients without having to go to court. Written by Mark Limvere-Robinson

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13 April 1990 (USA)  »

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El compromiso de Shannon  »

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Writer-director John Sayles wrote the teleplay for the pilot movie and directed one of the episodes. He also has a cameo role in the episode "Words to Music" as a jealous boyfriend who gets into a confrontation with Jack Shannon. See more »

Quotes

Kingston Rhodes: Listen, I'm sorry about that check, man.
Jack Shannon: Well, you conned me about your record. Why not the check?
Kingston Rhodes: Look, I'm not like that. No, I mean it. You ever gamble?
Jack Shannon: Now and then.
Kingston Rhodes: All right. Well, you ever find yourself in a spot where the stakes are ten times higher than what you got in your pocket? You just gotta play out the hand, and hope you win. That's what my life is like now, man.
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Robin Hood as a lawyer who has a gambling problem.
12 May 1999 | by (Montreal) – See all my reviews

It had a great story line. But did not air long. This series probably upsets lawyer: the hero worked to gain his son's esteem more than for money!

Each week Shannon would face impossible odds, but being a good gambler would win by gambling or bluffing his way through.

I liked the story and the character was sympathetic. But if I remember correctly, it did not have a good time slot...

I guess there were too many lawyer stories, not like today! ;-)


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