Lucky Chances is based on Jackie Collins' "Chances" and "Lucky", the first two books in her sensational "Santangelo series" about Gino Santangelo-a handsome and charming man from a primitive beginning in Italy to New York and then Las Vegas, where he goes with hopes of being a businessman. His wish is later fulfilled when he builds one of the first hotels in Las Vegas and is an instant hit. Gino's life is complete when he meets future wife and love of his life Maria, whom he has two children with, the timid Dario and the Miss-Balls-of-Fire, Lucky. But when Maria is murdered and Gino goes on the run, Lucky takes over and proves herself to be just as fiery as everyone thinks.
If you've read the book, then this is a make-or-break situation-it may live up to your expectations or it may be better. If you haven't read, then it is a wonderful film, full of action, romance and drama. I found the film fantastic. Although Nicolette Sheridan has been slaughtered for her performance, i don't think she was that bad. It is an enjoyable film and a must for all fans of Jackie Collins.