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A television series centered around characters who are tied to the same horse racing track.

Creator:

David Milch
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2012  
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Series cast summary:
Dustin Hoffman ...  Chester Bernstein 10 episodes, 2011-2012
Dennis Farina ...  Gus Demitriou 10 episodes, 2011-2012
John Ortiz ...  Turo Escalante 10 episodes, 2011-2012
Richard Kind ...  Joey Rathburn 10 episodes, 2011-2012
Jill Hennessy ...  Jo 10 episodes, 2011-2012
Nick Nolte ...  Walter Smith 10 episodes, 2011-2012
Kevin Dunn ...  Marcus 9 episodes, 2011-2012
Ian Hart ...  Lonnie 9 episodes, 2011-2012
Ritchie Coster ...  Renzo 9 episodes, 2011-2012
Jason Gedrick ...  Jerry 9 episodes, 2011-2012
Kerry Condon ...  Rosie 9 episodes, 2011-2012
Gary Stevens ...  Ronnie Jenkins 9 episodes, 2011-2012
Tom Payne ...  Leon Micheaux 9 episodes, 2011-2012
Miguel Delgado Miguel Delgado 7 episodes, 2012
Joan Allen ...  Claire Lachay 6 episodes, 2012
Alan Rosenberg ...  Nick DeRossi 6 episodes, 2011-2012
Michael Gambon ...  Michael 5 episodes, 2012
Ted Levine ...  Isadore Cohen 5 episodes, 2012
Chantal Sutherland ...  Lizzy 5 episodes, 2011-2012
Shauna Stoddart ...  Lorelei 5 episodes, 2012
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A television series centered around characters who are tied to the same horse racing track.

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Leave nothing to chance.

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Drama | Sport

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Official Sites:

HBO [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Befutó See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Ted Levine was originally considered for the role of Marcus before being cast as Isadore Cohen. See more »

Connections

Spin-off Luck: A Day at the Races (2012) See more »

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I never thought I would get so worked up over horses...
15 May 2012 | by wandereramorSee all my reviews

Luck is the kind of grand sociological series that creator David Milch and to a lesser extent HBO as a network are known for. It presents a cross-section of one out-of-the-way spot in the dying world of horse racing. That sense of death and decay pervades the entire narrative, which stars an assortment of broken-down men headed up by Dustin Hoffman and extending to the quartet of hard-luck gamblers that are perhaps the soul of the show. And yet there's a sense of hope that occasionally shines through and makes it all not just bearable but beautiful.

This all makes it sound arty and kind of dull, and indeed the series has a very deliberate pace that might turn some viewers off, although that's an essential part of its style. But even without the overdose of sex and violence you can get from other HBO series, Luck provides some exhilarating sequences, most notably the brilliantly-shot horse races. Add that to great writing and acting and you have a show that satisfies on every level.

Well, up until the end, that is. Luck is doomed to be a one-season wonder, cancelled not because of low ratings but because of a series of horse deaths on set. It still works as a whole, but with only nine episodes, it's hard not to wonder what could have been. Still, what we have is a gem of a series, and well worth checking out for any fan of high-quality drama.


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