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Strange Luck 

A photographer suffers from "strange luck," and is the victim of both good and bad coincidences that involve him in the problems of others.

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Karl Schaefer
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1996   1995  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
D.B. Sweeney ...  Chance Harper / ... 17 episodes, 1995-1996
Pamela Gidley ...  Audrey Westin 17 episodes, 1995-1996
Cynthia Martells ...  Dr. Anne Richter 17 episodes, 1995-1996
Frances Fisher ...  Angie 17 episodes, 1995-1996
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Having survived a plane crash as a child in which all aboard, including his mother, perished, Chance Harper's every decision leads to incredible displays of luck, both good and bad. Chance tries to cope with the everyday results of his 'luck' with the help of his close circle of friends and the hope that someday he will find his long-lost brother, mysteriously taken away from his family shortly before the fatal accident. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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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 »

Quotes

Eric: If anything happens to me that sounds suspicious and you hear about it, I'd like you to do me a favor and call a friend of mine. He works at the FBI. he's one of the only people I can really trust. His name is Mulder.
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Referenced in Gone Home (2013) See more »

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Great show
8 February 2005 | by kjenkins84770See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this show, too, although fans of today's TV attempts at realism in police and medical dramas might find it "unrealistic." Mainly, it was just a very nice, neighborly world with its own intrusions of intrigue, and the way the random "chance" happenings played into the plot were usually pretty inventive. There were simple romances, but no "who's bedding whom, who's breaking up?" devices to "spice up" the plot. The third episode, "Last Chance," remains one of my favorites because of the character of the guy on death row and the other guy who struggled to take responsibility for his own crime after years of keeping his secret. The song that covered the climax and the way the climax was resolved were, in my mind, unusual for TV drama-light because it used a heavy dose of irony and left you trying to decide if it was a happy ending or not. "Healing Hands" was another personal favorite, even with the odd "faith healer for the guy who looks like Stephen Hawkins" crime plot, because Chance's parents got an expanded role, James Cromwell and the other guest actors played nice characters, Mary Black's "The Holy Ground" was used as the soundtrack for the sentimental wrapup, and I liked the way things were resolved for the characters. I wish the series would have run longer if for no other reason than to see "Healing Hands" revisited with a followup episode. At the least, it would be nice to see Fox pick this up for official DVD release while it's trotting out so many other series.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Drôle de chance See more »

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Runtime:

| (17 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color
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