The Music of Chance
The Music of Chance (1993)

James Spader and Mandy Patinkin in an "American Playhouse" presentation about two drifters in a poker game with two odd millionaires (Charles Durning, Joel Grey). Calvin: M. Emmet Walsh. Tiffany: Samantha Mathis.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 4, 1993
DVD Release Date: January 19, 1994
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The oddball tale is so well-acted that it seems like a neglected minor gem.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Spellbing film about the capriciousnes of human nature and the soullessness of lives enslaved to wealt

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Adam Lippe

Haas' literal-minded adaptation, something he also did effectively with the more visually opulent Angels and Insects, is helpful in directly laying out our own moral debate, where our sense of social obligation bumps up against our moralistic outrage.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A true original. Fascinatingly off-beat. One of the most underrated, overlooked films of the 1990s.

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