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The Music of Chance (1993)

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Documentary filmmaker Philip Haas made his dramatic feature film debut with The Music of Chance, adapted from Paul Auster's terse, existential novel. The film follows the plight of two hapless drifters -- Jim Nashe (Mandy Patinkin), who is escaping family and responsibility with an inheritance and a red BMW, and Jack Pozzi (James Spader), a down-on-his-luck gambler and world class manipulator. Pozzi convinces Nashe to shoot the works and put his remaining $10,000 into a high stakes poker game

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Mystery & Suspense, Drama

Jan 19, 1994

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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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.

August 27, 2012 Full Review Source: Examiner.com
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A true original. Fascinatingly off-beat. One of the most underrated, overlooked films of the 1990s.

October 10, 2005
Fantastica Daily

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

July 18, 2003 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

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    1. Jack Pozzi: He is dead!
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