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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
James Spader
Mandy Patinkin
M Emmet Walsh
Charles Durning
Directors
Philip Haas
Screenwriters
Paul Auster
Belinda Haas
Philip Haas
Running Time
98 minutes

The Music of Chance
Two gamblers, trying to screw over two wealthy old men, get screwed over themselves.


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Plot
In a faithful rendering of the Paul Auster novel, Jim, a former fireman is drifting across America, living off an inheritance. On the road he meets professional gambler Jack, who convinces him to back him in a poker game with two wealthy old men. When he unexpectedly loses, the men are forced to work off their debts by building an enormous wall.


Verdict
The end result is a film that is both highly original and compelling.


Reviewed by Jeff Dawson

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