Find Your Next Favorite Book
Our Money-Back Guarantee

The Music of Chance ()

directed by
featuring James Spader, Mandy Patinkin, M. Emmet Walsh, Charles Durning, Joel Grey

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 against two rich suckers -- reclusive lottery winners Willie Stone (Joel Grey) and Bill Flower (Charles Durning), who share a lavish but isolated country estate, using the remains of their lottery fortune to construct a self-contained world on the grounds of their mansion. Instead of bilking the two millionaires, however, Pozzi and Nashe lose their windfall and find themselves indebted to Stone and Flowers, who compel them to work off their losses by constructing a stone monument on their estate, a chore that results in deception, flight, and possibly murder. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi Hide synopsis

Find your copy

Buy it from  $39.91
Buy new from  $39.91

Change currency
  • 1. DVD, 1993


    Add to Cart


    Ships from:

    Description: James Spader; Mandy Patinkin; M. Emmet Walsh; Charles Durning;...

    Show details

Reviews of The Music of Chance

Write this item's first Alibris review Review it now

Discussions about The Music of Chance

Start a new discussion
  1. What's on your mind? Review post guidelines

Join Today!

Share your ideas with other community members

Create account

Already a member?

Log in now

Subjects related to The Music of Chance

Get $300 in coupons and other goodies. Sign up for newsletter No, thank you.

You're signed up (and we you). Watch for our Welcome e-mail and your first coupon. Thanks!