The murder of a young collegian leads to the world of gambling and a man without fear.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Robert Goren
... Alexandra Eames
... James Deakins
... Ron Carver
... Ken Harris
... Phil Hobart
... Gregg Monroe
... Ferdie
Angela Christian ... Kerry Harris
... Ralph Bannerman
Jason Cornwell ... Tomas Ramone
Larry Block ... Frank Kastner
Olivia Swan ... Penelope Chai
Laurie Kennedy ... Professor Eileen Kray
Lou Sones ... Cashier


The development and deployment of some gambling "systems" by a few college buddies leads to the death of one of the group, Penny Chai. The ensuing investigation leads Goren and Eames to the ringleader, a bold individual who seems to know no fear. Written by John Hosking

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4 May 2003 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Ken Harris: [holding Goren] You panic, you die.
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Fear just wasn't built into his makeup
20 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

If you remember both in Murder My Sweet and Farewell My Lovely both Philip Marlowe and Moose Malloy are ambushed and as the Marlowe character is ducking for cover behind parked cars, Malloy just goes out and after the ambushers. In both films Marlowe remarks "fear just wasn't built into his makeup."

That's about what Goren and Eames are dealing with in solving the murder of a young graduate math student Olivia Swan. She's part of a group of kids who are developing sophisticated gambling systems in order to win big money. The group is headed by Ian Kahn and like Moose Malloy fear just isn't part of him.

Which makes him a particularly dangerous foe and someone it will be a real challenge to break down and confess. Kahn performs one particularly brazen act and gets away with it, but it also lets Vincent D'Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe know exactly what they're dealing with.

Kahn is mesmerizing character and it's worth watching to see Goren and Eames go up against one of their most dangerous opponents.

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