Luck: The Complete First Season

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  540 min.
DVD: November 27, 2012

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Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Nick Nolte, Dennis Farina, John Ortiz, Jill Hennessy, Richard Kind, Kevin Dunn, Ian Hart, Kerry Condon, Jason Gedrick, Joan Allen, Alan Rosenberg, Michael Gambon, Gary Stevens


Intuitive tough guy Chester "Ace" Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) has always been involved in one way or anotgher with gambling, from bookmaking and money laundering to casino operations. Recently released from prison after three years, he teams with Gus Demitriou (Dennis Farina), his longtime chauffeur and muscle, to craft a complex plan involving the Santa Anita Racetrack in California.

As they plot out Ace's strategy, the pair recruits Turo Escalante (John Ortiz), a successful trainer with a sordid reputation. In the meantime, an old trainer (Nick Nolte) nurtures a possible breakthrough thoroughbred, while a ragtag group of four racetrack groupies band together to try to catch lightning in a bottle – as winners of an elusive Pick Six bet.

Director: Mimi Leder, Allen Coulter, Brian Kirk
Studio: HBO
Producer(s): Dustin Hoffman
Screenplay: Jay Hovdey, John R. Perrotta, David Milch

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