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  • Chancer: The First Series - Episodes 1-6 [VHS] [1990]
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Chancer: The First Series - Episodes 1-6 [VHS] [1990]


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  • Actors: Clive Owen, Simon Shepherd, Leslie Phillips, Susannah Harker, Peter Vaughan
  • Directors: Laurence Moody
  • Writers: Tony Grounds
  • Format: Colour, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Central Television
  • Run Time: 294 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00008T35B
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 289,488 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Clive Owen stars as slick city businessman Stephen Crane. When a spot of insider dealing goes a little awry he is sacked and plans revenge on his pompous boss Jimmy Blake (Leslie Phillips). Using a specialist Motorcar manufacturer, he cons Blake, but finds his life inextricably tied up with the family who own the car firm.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By P J SMITH on 8 July 2003
Format: VHS Tape
Chancer, for me, was a joy beginning to end. Watching the first episode on television the memory is as crystal now as it was then. The plot lynch pin, sharply hansome Clive Owen - playing the slightly curved, if not actually bent, city trader - shows all the early signs of the talent that would secure his rumoured running place to be our next 007. A city man myself for 20 years, the settings on the trading floors were practically documentary in their accuracy. Owen, sliding easily into the role of the mischievously impish "Steve Crane", brings an instantly recognisable character (to one used to seeming them daily) to startling life. The ingeniously linear solutions he brings to bear in his battles with city mandarin, Leslie Phillips, are as diverting as they are entertaining, leaving one with the almost unsatisfactory feeling that, worldly wise though one thinks one may be, one probably would not in a month of Sundays have thought of anything similar - "bloody hell, that was clever! (mutter mutter)". The switch to the rural setting where Owens involvement with Panther (a Morgan clone) Cars owner Benjamin Whitrow, is seamless. Whitrow, always a joy to watch, is perfect as the small production, high class car boss and family man, and the growing trust and respect that builds between the two men is touchingly inspirational. The clear thinking Owens' ability to save the day will have you sitting back feeling bloody annoyed with yourself, yet again, as you marvel at his knack at pulling victory from the brink of certain bloody disaster (mutter mutter). There are one liners to keep everyone happy from all walks. For a ripping yarn, I can remember few other productions that kept me as surprised and amused as Chancer did. Directors Alan Grint and Laurence Moody's teamwork bought a story to life and left me with a lasting sense of having enjoyed a classic. Take a chance on Chancer, a rivetingly and thoroughly exciting feel good (but non-mush) romp.
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Starts out well, but the story drags from the third episode onward and becomes more and more unrealistic. The continuity is disjointed and there are huge errors in the validity of process that should accompany the plot-lines.
In other words, very poorly researched and consequently unbelievable.
This was a waste of time and a waste of a talented cast because of a poor script.
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By Samuelle40 on 14 July 2014
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Every bit as good as I remembered the series from long ago ,different story lines and a young Clive Owen plus established actors all made this series worth watching.
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By D R Tyler on 18 Jun. 2014
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I'd forgotten just how good this series was. Early Clive Owen at his absolute best and a beautifully slimey Lesley Philips. Pure nostalgia for me having seen the original series in the early 90's. OK so the picture quality is more VHS than HD but other than that it's timeless.
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