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A photographer suffers from "strange luck," and is the victim of both good and bad coincidences that involve him in the problems of others. Full summary »
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D.B. Sweeney ... Chance Harper / ... (17 episodes, 1995-1996)

Cynthia Martells ... Dr. Anne Richter (17 episodes, 1995-1996)

Frances Fisher ... Angie (17 episodes, 1995-1996)

Pamela Gidley ... Audrey Westin (17 episodes, 1995-1996)

Series Directed by
David Jackson (3 episodes, 1995)
John T. Kretchmer (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Greg Beeman (2 episodes, 1995)
Series Writing credits
Karl Schaefer (17 episodes, 1995-1996)
Michael Cassutt (3 episodes, 1995-1996)
Kerry Lenhart (3 episodes, 1995)
John J. Sakmar (3 episodes, 1995)
Matt Dearborn (2 episodes, 1995)

Racelle Rosett Schaefer (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
John Peter Kousakis .... supervising producer / co-executive producer (17 episodes, 1995-1996)
Kerry Lenhart .... co-executive producer (16 episodes, 1995-1996)
John J. Sakmar .... co-executive producer (16 episodes, 1995-1996)
Michael Cassutt .... co-executive producer (15 episodes, 1995-1996)
Karl Schaefer .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1995-1996)
Bruce L. Shurley .... co-producer (7 episodes, 1995-1996)

Amy Brotslaw .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Mark Mothersbaugh (17 episodes, 1995-1996)
Series Cinematography by
Robert McLachlan (16 episodes, 1995-1996)
Series Film Editing by
Adam Wolfe (1 episode, 1996)

Stuart Bass (unknown episodes)
Lee Haxall (unknown episodes)
Lance Luckey (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Eric Dawson (17 episodes, 1995-1996)
Carol Kritzer (1 episode, 1995-1996)
Robert J. Ulrich (1 episode, 1995-1996)
Series Production Design by
Phil Schmidt (1 episode, 1996)
Series Art Direction by
James Cordeiro (11 episodes, 1995-1996)
Series Set Decoration by
Robert Davidson (1 episode, 1996)

Kurt Meisenbach (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Diane Widas (1 episode, 1996)
Series Makeup Department
Patrick O'Brien .... hair stylist (1 episode, 1996)
Carolyn Stewart .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1996)
Series Production Management
Rod Paul .... executive in charge of production (1 episode, 1995)
Ron French .... production manager (1 episode, 1996)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Hardy .... first assistant director (1 episode, 1996)
Kevin Parks .... second assistant director (1 episode, 1996)

Mark D. Currie .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Roger Scott Russell .... third assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Robert K. Smith .... property master (15 episodes, 1995-1996)
Harry Griffin-Beale .... construction coordinator (10 episodes, 1995)

Wayne Lindholm .... construction foreman (unknown episodes)
Max Matsuoka .... assistant property master (unknown episodes)
Colin Matthews .... assistant property master (unknown episodes)
Andrew Moore .... construction coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Andrew Spencer Dawson .... supervising sound editor (17 episodes, 1995-1996)

Norval D. Crutcher III .... adr editor / dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Rich Cusano .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Mike Getlin .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Jeff Hook .... adr recordist (unknown episodes)
Ken Lee .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Michael McGee .... production sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Stacey Nakasone .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Dean Okrand .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Bill Thiederman .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Richard Webb .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Bob Comer .... special effects coordinator (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Series Visual Effects by
Lee Wilson .... visual effects supervisor (17 episodes, 1995-1996)
Michelle Comens .... visual effects coordinator (4 episodes, 1995)

Eric Alba .... visual effects supervisor: Northwest Imaging & FX (unknown episodes)
Christine Petrov .... digital compositing artist (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Jason Calder .... stunt double (1 episode, 1995)
Jim Dunn .... stunt performer (1 episode, 1995)
Bill Edwards .... stunt driver (1 episode, 1995)
Scott Nicholson .... stunts (1 episode, 1995)
Lou Bollo .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 1996)

Bud Davis .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Dave Hospes .... stunts (unknown episodes)
David Jacox .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Hannah Kozak .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Buckmaster .... gaffer (17 episodes, 1995-1996)
Jill MacLauchlan .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (8 episodes, 1995)

Larry Portmann .... focus puller: "b" camera (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Coreen Mayrs .... casting: Vancouver (1 episode, 1996)

Nelia Morago .... casting assistant: Los Angeles (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
John A. Barton .... assistant editor (1 episode, 1995)
Series Music Department
Michael Baber .... music editor (17 episodes, 1995-1996)
P.J. Bloom .... music assistant (17 episodes, 1995-1996)
Evyen Klean .... music consultant / music supervisor (2 episodes, 1995-1996)

David Sibley .... music supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
Mike Sassen .... transportation captain (17 episodes, 1995-1996)
Series Other crew
Matt Dearborn .... creative consultant / executive story consultant (2 episodes, 1995-1996)

Kim Cowan .... unit publicist (unknown episodes)
Andrew Doucette .... title designer (unknown episodes)
Craig Forrest .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Andrew J. Sacks .... production coordinator: Los Angeles (unknown episodes)
Kent Sponagle .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes)

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60 min | Germany:45 min (17 episodes)
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Episode #11, "Brothers Grim," has Chance's brother Eric telling him to contact Fox Mulder of the FBI - a reference to "X-Files, The" (1993).See more »
Chance Harper:There's an old Chinese curse: "May you live in interesting times."See more »
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Referenced in FOX 25th Anniversary Special (2012) (TV)See more »


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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
one of the best shows never seen., 22 June 2004
Author: kindlyones from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

coincidence fascinates all of us. we even have a word for the coincidences that seem meaningful to us: synchronized. whether or not we necessarily believe in a greater power or flow of the universe, it is fun to try to back track from the coincidence and see the actions that bring us to that brink of oddness and wonder.

"Strange Luck" was someone's idea of watching the pathway from the random to the seemingly ordered and predestined moments in peoples lives. Chance Harper(DB Sweeney) had the odd fortune to be riding the wave. DBS is a brilliant actor, understated and a lot of fun to watch even if the material ain't so great(ie, the cutting edge). His development of the character as a guy on the outside watching the oddities around him take place, trying to decide whether he believes in what is happening to him, is outstanding. The writing is great, every character nicely rounded as the show progressed. It is a shame that it was dropped after only one season.

The Best thing about this show was its absolute refusal to make judgments about what was happening to Chance. he appears to be a conduit, but there is nothing great about that, because for every good thing he connects with, something comes along that shatters all perspective. Balance between "good" and "bad" coincidence is maintained. The basis of the series then becomes, 1) his attempts to free himself from this "destiny"(if that is what it is), and 2)the question of affect he may or may not be having on those around him, and 3) would all of this be happening anyway if he weren't around to witness it.

though i doubt the existence of meaningful coincidence, i have, myself, wondered if things would be happening the same way if i weren't around to see them. humans bend the fabric of reality in all sorts of small ways, just by interacting with it, and this show explored the possibility of that. I was disappointed to see it go.

Fox made a mistake, but it wasn't the first mistake made by a television company, and it won't be the last. i would definitely buy the dvds if they were ever released, especially episodes that may not have been aired, even though they were completed.

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