Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: 77 Sunset Strip

From: Mark R. Harris (
Date: 14 Feb 2008

The pilot movie for *Shannon's Deal *was written by the great John Sayles and had some of the best dialogue exchanges I've ever heard in a movie. Jamey Sheridan was really fine in the title role. The pilot and the series are definitely gems awaiting rediscovery.


On 2/14/08, <> wrote:
> I agree completely with Patrick. I don't know if any of you
> rara-avians will recall but in 1990 a very short-lived, and I think
> under appreciated, TV show by the name of SHANNON'S DEAL came on the
> air. It lasted for about a dozen or so episodes and starred Jamey
> Sheridan as a former corporate lawyer who as a result of a persistent
> gambling problem lost his job, his marriage and strained his
> relationship with his daughter. The jazz inspired theme music, and a
> fair bit of the soundtrack as a whole, was written and performed by
> Winton Marsalis. His music went a very long way to making this story
> of a former corporate hot shot trying to find redemption in life and in
> the eyes of his daughter really come to life.
> Hopefully this series will one day come to DVD. Its worth revisiting.
> Best,
> Harry
> Quoting Patrick King < <>>:
> > To me, anyway, this subject isn't off topic at all.
> > Hell, Bee-Bop Jazz is the sound track to noir. I
> > probably listen to it solely because of it's impact on
> > noir cinema. Anyone else familiar with Tom Waits' song
> > perhaps his most noir piece told by a blind stool
> > pigeon who's giving up everything he knows about a
> > robbery for the price of a glass of whiskey. The
> > saxophone is stunning!
> >
> > Patrick King

Mark R. Harris
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