DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
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