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Chance (2002)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 22 September 2002 (USA)
A young woman tries to find the right man to be with while dealing with her own life and family problems.


Amber Benson


Amber Benson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amber Benson ... Chance
James Marsters ... Simon
Tressa DiFiglia ... Sara (as Tressa di Figlia)
Andy Hallett ... Jack (as Andrew Hallett)
Lars Woods ... Rory (as Rayder Woods)
Jeff Ricketts ... Malcolm
Nate Barlow ... Milton
Shamus Murphy ... Guy
David Fury ... Pizza Man
Cathy Doe ... Zara
Patrick Beller Patrick Beller ... Orderly
Lara Wickes ... Heidi (as Lara Boyd Rhodes)
Rupert Cole Rupert Cole ... Johnny
Jaimie Linn ... Rachie
Grant Langston Grant Langston ... Strolling Minstrel


'Chance' is a black comedy about how hard it is to find "the one". Mostly told from the point-of-view of a young, sexually aggressive woman, named Chance, whom according to her: "we're all out there looking for true love", which turns out to be a very elusive thing indeed, and Chance is no exception. She's desperately on the prowl for a man, but since she's more mouse than cat, she get's herself into scrape after scrape in her screwball pursuit of love. Surrounded by a bevy of adoring but completely wrong-for-her men (and one dead girl from Manchester, England), Chance has to pick her way through her messy life in order to figure out which guy is "it". Written by <Fabian@gallatinriver.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Comedy | Drama



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Release Date:

22 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Шанс See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


Box Office


$75,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


At the time that the film was made, Tressa DiFiglia (Sara) was the wife of Amber Benson's Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) co-star, Nicholas Brendon. See more »


In the scene where Simon orders a delivery pizza, he takes out a piece with no topping to give to his neighbor. When he actually hands it over, it is topped with mushrooms. See more »


[first lines]
Chance: [voiceover] All right, you live your life in a totally normal, full on reality check kind of way. That's good and cool. Things don't get messed up. People you love hang around until you can't stand them anymore. Things never change. But shit like that doesn't happen in real life. Real life is just a movie with someone's finger jammed on fast forward. The numbers change faster than you can count. When you're a little kid, you never think you're gonna die. I mean death is just some ...
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Life Got Hard
Written and Performed by Grant Langston
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Worth a look - not just as a James Marsters Fan
26 September 2004 | by RizRaxSee all my reviews

I took a 'chance' and bought this film, but know that others may be wondering whether it is worth a view. Amber Benson does an admirable job here as writer/director/lead actor and her casting of James Marsters was inspired, if very understandable as a result of the Buffy link. He has obvious pedigree and audience appeal, which will immediately reach a greater range of viewer. But one soon realizes that you are not watching 'Spike' and that his role as Simon, the love interest, is rather engaging in it's own right. For those huge fans of James - I know there are many - this film allows him to shine ever brighter,whilst exploring a very different character. And there is sufficient romance to please. It is a real shame this film does not have a distributer. They are missing a huge market if the James Marsters web sites are to be believed. Give it a go if you can get hold of a copy. Well worth a look.

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