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The Music of Chance (1993)

R | | Drama | 4 June 1993 (USA)
A thrill seeker agrees to help a shady professional gambler win a high stakes poker game. However, they lose and become captives of two eccentric rich men who decide to forcibly keep them on their remote gated ranch as indentured servants.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Jack Pozzi
... Jim Nashe
... Calvin Murks
... Bill Flower
... Willy Stone
... Tiffany
... Floyd
Pearl Jones ... Louise
Jordan Spainhour ... Floyd Jr.
... Driver
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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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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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4 June 1993 (USA)  »

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La musica del caso  »

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$313,967
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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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Jerusalem
Music by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
Lyrics by William Blake
Performed by Mandy Patinkin
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A real gem
21 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

Now here's a rare bird indeed--a '90s movie with an imaginative, original plotline and interesting characters. There wasn't a moment in this film where I could tell where it was going. It wasn't just random and arbitrary like, say, "U-Turn" or "Lost Highway". With a measured pace, it's constructed like a weird dream--if you liked the films of Philip Kaufman or Lindsay Anderson, or the plays of David Mamet, I think you'll have a good time with this one.


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