The HBO original series brings a behind--the-track look at the world of horse racing and gambling's denizens
From acclaimed director Michael Mann and Deadwood creator David Milch, the nine-episode first season of LUCK, starring Oscar® winner Dustin Hoffman and Oscar® nominee Nick Nolte, premieres in Asia on February 20 at 10pm on HBO (Astro Ch 411) / HBO HD (Astro Ch 431).
LUCK is a behind-the-track look at the world of horse racing and gambling's denizens - owners, trainers, jockeys and gamblers. As the series opens, Chester "Ace" Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) is released from three years in federal prison. He is met by his driver and bodyguard, Gus Demitriou (Dennis Farina), who fronts as the owner of the $2 million Irish Horse that Ace just bought. A brilliant but disreputable trainer, the Peruvian Turo Escalante (John Ortiz), introduces us to their prized Irish thoroughbred, who is being examined by his girlfriend, track veterinarian Jo (Jill Hennessy).
Meanwhile, veteran trainer-turned-owner Walter Smith (Nick Nolte) contains his optimism pinned on his promising "Big Horse" because he is wary. The reason he is wary will be revealed later, but there is a dark history and a shadow of scandal behind the horse.
Four degenerate gamblers, Marcus (Kevin Dunn), Renzo (Ritchie Coster), Jerry (Jason Gedrick), and Lonnie (Ian Hart), meanwhile, are pooling their meager resources to bet Jerry's hunch on the day's long shot, a high-stakes Pick Six winners contest.
Don't miss the brand new HBO Original Series LUCK when it premieres on Monday, February 20 at 10pm on HBO (Astro Ch 411) / HBO HD (Astro Ch 431). Catch new episodes every Monday at the same time on HBO and HBO HD.
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