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Lucky Chances 

Based on the novels "Chances" and "Lucky" by Jackie Collins, this miniseries features the rise of Gino Santangelo in the Las Vegas casino industry, and his daughter Lucky's subsequent ... See full summary »
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1990  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
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 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 Wendy Cutler ...  Jennifer 3 episodes, 1990
Jake Dengel Jake Dengel 3 episodes, 1990
Mary Frann Mary Frann ...  Clementine Duke 3 episodes, 1990
Nicollette Sheridan ...  Lucky Santangelo 3 episodes, 1990
Nick Angotti Nick Angotti ...  Eddie Lucci 3 episodes, 1990
Wanda De Jesus ...  Suzita 3 episodes, 1990
Tony DiBenedetto Tony DiBenedetto ...  Pinky 3 episodes, 1990
Heather Haase Heather Haase ...  Cindy 3 episodes, 1990
Liliana Komorowska ...  Francesca Fern 3 episodes, 1990
Robert Duncan McNeill ...  Craven Richmond 3 episodes, 1990
Debi A. Monahan Debi A. Monahan ...  Lucille 3 episodes, 1990
Virginia Morris ...  Sandra 3 episodes, 1990
Raymond O'Keefe Raymond O'Keefe ...  Lerdy 3 episodes, 1990
Jane Marla Robbins Jane Marla Robbins ...  Judi 3 episodes, 1990
Robert Sampson ...  Fred Lester 3 episodes, 1990
William Shockley ...  Flash 3 episodes, 1990
Perry Sheehan Perry Sheehan ...  Court Clerk 3 episodes, 1990
Raquel Alessi ...  Maria - Age 6 3 episodes, 1990
Jack Angeles ...  Fat Larry 3 episodes, 1990
Tony Auer Tony Auer ...  Preacher #2 3 episodes, 1990
Joshua Baerwald Joshua Baerwald ...  Bartender 3 episodes, 1990
Ralph M. Cardinale Ralph M. Cardinale ...  Jury Foreman 3 episodes, 1990
James D. Cohen James D. Cohen ...  Hotel Messenger 3 episodes, 1990
Nicholas Georgiade ...  N.Y. Detective 3 episodes, 1990
Linda Hoffman Linda Hoffman ...  Girl #1 3 episodes, 1990
Anthony S. Johnson ...  Security Officer 3 episodes, 1990
Eric Kohner Eric Kohner ...  Catto 3 episodes, 1990
Sarah Beth Kulik Sarah Beth Kulik ...  Little Girl 3 episodes, 1990
Stu Levin Stu Levin ...  Doctor #1 3 episodes, 1990
Irene Olga López Irene Olga López ...  Maid #1 3 episodes, 1990
Peter Mamakos ...  Greek Priest 3 episodes, 1990
Pamela Mant Pamela Mant ...  Miss Vane 3 episodes, 1990
Lisa Melilli Lisa Melilli ...  Girl #2 3 episodes, 1990
Elisabeth Moss ...  Lucky - Age 6 3 episodes, 1990
Michael Mann Munoz Michael Mann Munoz ...  Bobby 3 episodes, 1990
Gunnar Peterson Gunnar Peterson ...  Henry 3 episodes, 1990
Stephen Prutting Stephen Prutting ...  Doctor #2 3 episodes, 1990
Theresa Ring Theresa Ring ...  Hatcheck Girl 3 episodes, 1990
Edmund Stoiber Edmund Stoiber ...  Judge 3 episodes, 1990
Lisle Wilson ...  L.A. Detective 3 episodes, 1990
John Winston John Winston ...  Smythson 3 episodes, 1990
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Based on the novels "Chances" and "Lucky" by Jackie Collins, this miniseries features the rise of Gino Santangelo in the Las Vegas casino industry, and his daughter Lucky's subsequent struggle to maintain the family empire. Written by Phil Fernando

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jackie Collins' Lucky/Chances See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Decent Film
20 February 2005 | by QueenMakeda84See all my reviews

As usual, the movie is nothing like the book. I really enjoyed the book, because you became invested in the characters. However, I did the process backwards: I saw the movie before I saw the film and liked the film. I saw it at a fairly young age, but I still liked it. Vincent Irizarry was on my mother's soap, so we had to see anything he was in. Nicolette was not the right person for Lucky I think. And Sandra Bullock as Maria? The entire purpose of the character was not what Bullock represented, but it's how I first fell in love with her and remember her to this day. However, she wasn't right for the part either. The movie was fair enough, but you could tell that NBC wasn't ready to deal with Dario's homosexuality and real mob violence. It almost had the moral appeal of an after school special. The movie should of took itself more seriously. I liked the movie, but after reading the book, the actors were all wrong for the characters.


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