DIANNE BUT­LER OUT OF THE BOX

Herald Sun - Switched On - - Sunday -

DUSTIN Hoffman in a TV se­ries with Nick Nolte and Michael Gam­bon, who is surely the great­est ac­tor around. Joan Allen, Den­nis Fa­rina, Richard Kind . . . this show is like a re­tire­ment home for char­ac­ter ac­tors. That sounded bad. But where is the film with these peo­ple in it? But here is Luck, which I came to late and re­gret, and now it has been put down. We will get to see the sea­son out, but if you miss the rest of it here on Fox­tel/ Aus­tar, this is one box set you should get.

I am go­ing to as­sume no knowl­edge and give you a quick re­cap: Dustin Hoffman is Ace Bern­stein.

Ace was in prison for pos­sess­ing 4kg of co­caine, three years, he is out now and putting to­gether a big deal to take over the Santa Anita race­track (which is where all the ac­tion takes place) and in­tro­duce prob­lem gam­bling and, the main thing, get re­venge on the peo­ple who put him in jail. (Di­rec­tor Phillip Noyce, who also did some key Re­venge episodes ear­lier in the sea­son, di­rects tonight’s episode.) Ace has a meet­ing with one of them tonight, his old

Venge­ful: Dustin Hoffman

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