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The Music of Chance (1993)

R  |   |  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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Storyline

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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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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4 June 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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 »

Quotes

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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Brilliant, Bizarre, Beautiful
18 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is a film that defies categorization. It starts off seemingly as a film about high stakes poker players and evolves into something decidedly and deliciously different. James Spader plays something other than his usual blonde pretty boy types and Mandy Patinkin shines. If you are fed up with movies with plots you can easily second guess then 'The Music Of Chance' is for you.


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