The Music of Chance

"Very Good"

The Music of Chance Review


Quirky doesn't even begin to describe The Music of Chance, based on a Paul Auster novel and directed by Philip Haas (Up at the Villa). It all starts simply enough: Two men (James Spader and Mandy Patinkin) lose a poker game and decide to sell themselves into indentured servitude, building a rock wall for Charles Durning, in order to settle the bets. Patinkin sings, Spader gets beaten up and sports a mustache, the two learn a bizarre lesson about, er, something. Strangely compelling, it's hard not to get sucked into this one, even if you can't figure out why.


The Music of Chance

Facts and Figures

Run time: 98 mins

In Theaters: Friday 4th June 1993

Distributed by: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Production compaines: Transatlantic Entertainment, IRS Media

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Fresh: 11

IMDB: 7.2 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Starring: as Jack Pozzi, as Jim Nashe, as Bill Flower, as Willy Stone, as Tiffany, as Floyd, as Calvin Murks

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