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The Music of Chance (1993)

 -  Drama  -  4 June 1993 (USA)
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Two men face the consequences of gambling after playing with men beyond their league.

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Whilst traveling across America living off the money from a large inheritance, ex-fireman Nashe has a chance meeting with Pozzi, a professional gambler and card shark. Nashe agrees to fund the penniless Pozzi in a game of poker against two eccentric millionaires, Flower and Stone, in an attempt to regain some of his spent fortune. His gamble has unforeseen and bizarre consequences for both himself and Pozzi. This film is an almost exact translation of the novel by Paul Auster. Written by Stewart Kristiansen <cskjs@swan.ac.uk>

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Jack Pozzi is about to take the biggest gamble of his life...

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4 June 1993 (USA)  »

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La musica del caso  »

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$313,967 (USA)
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In the scene where Jim Nashe is in bed after the party, he reads a book. You can see that the cover indicates the book is one by Paul Auster, who wrote the novel upon which the movie is based. See more »

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Calvin Murks: Mornin' boys.
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References White Heat (1949) See more »

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Jerusalem
Music by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
Lyrics by William Blake
Performed by Mandy Patinkin
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A good opportunity for male viewers to learn something important.
12 August 2005 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Mandi Patinkins portrayal of Jim Nashe is brilliant. Jim is a great character- a somewhat mysterious man cruising aimlessly in his beautiful BMW, when, on a whim, He picks up hitch hiker, Jack Pozzi, a down on his luck gambler, played so well by James Spader.

That is the first clue. How many of us driving alone picks up a stranger looking the way Pozzi did on that particular day.

As they drive towards New York city, Pozzi tells Nashe about his great gambling opportunity to make it big time- all he needs is to be bankrolled.

The following story is one of being free, willing to take the chance of an adventure into the unknown and above all, about honor, integrity and being a man in the very best sense.

10 out of 10.

For me, a very inspiring film and tale.


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