Chancer

In his breakout BBC role, Clive Owen smolders as Stephen Crane, swindler and purported savior of a struggling sports car company. Sacked from a bank, he lands at Douglas Motors, where he becomes surrogate son to the patriarch, confidant to the son-inlaw, and lover to the daughter. Meanwhile, he fends off his evil former boss, who’s bent on recovering a bundle of money.

In his breakout BBC role, Clive Owen smolders as Stephen Crane, swindler and purported savior of a struggling sports car company. Sacked from a bank, he lands at Douglas Motors, where he becomes surrogate son to the patriarch, confidant to the son-inlaw, and lover to the daughter. Meanwhile, he fends off his evil former boss, who’s bent on recovering a bundle of money. Series 2 (the final series) is 7 episodes; approx. 350 min. on 2 DVDs.

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EPISODE 1
Weapons From the Wall
A fire nearly finishes Douglas Motors, a family-owned manufacturer of handcrafted roadsters. But investment analyst Stephen Crane underhandedly engineers a hefty infusion of cash to save it. With the help of his girlfriend Jo, Stephen also manages to line his own pockets.

EPISODE 2
Killing Floor
As the victims of Stephen’s schemes begin to close in on him, the ingratiates himself with the Douglas family and closes a timely sale to a Japanese client. When the client’s check bounces, however, only Stephen’s quick thinking rescues the cars before shipment.

EPISODE 3
Hazard
Stephen’s old nemesis hires Jo at his bank, knowing that she had conspired with Crane. Meanwhile, Stephen quits Douglas Motors for the prospect of a new job in London – despite his attraction to the younger Douglas daughter, Victoria.

EPISODE 4
Trust
Determined to recoup his investment even if it means crushing Douglas Motors, Blake designs a business strategy based on a damning report. Stephen gets wind of the plan, filches the report, and wins back the trust of the company patriarch Robert Douglas.
Disc 1
EPISODE 1
Jo
Released from prison and casting aside his Stephen Crane alias, Derek Love immediately begins searching for his former love, Jo. But she flees to Piers’s country estate with her baby and is joined by her newfound friend Anna, a woman on the lam herself.

EPISODE 2
Ashes
Assuming that he is baby Joseph’s father, Piers prepares to battle Franklyn for custody of the child. Meanwhile, Dex enlists Anna to help scam Franklyn’s newly opened casino, but Anna has her own designs on the money.

EPISODE 3
Secrets
In an attempt to raise funds to refurbish Winterleigh, Dex and Piers hatch a plot to turn the estate into a private gambling club. First, though, they need a list of well-heeled patrons—which they aim to get from Franklyn’s casino by any means necessary.

EPISODE 4
Remembrance
Anna finds a series of Nativity drawings, possibly by Albrecht Dürer. Selling them might finance further work on Winterleigh, but their provenance remains mysterious. Meanwhile, Dex antagonizes the estate’s former caretaker—with disastrous results.

Disc 2
EPISODE 5
Blood
With money and membership records stolen from Franklyn, Winterleigh’s gambling club gets off to a smashing start, and Franklyn vows revenge. Then, just as the results of baby Joseph’s paternity test come in, Anna uncovers Jo’s long-lost letter revealing the child’s true father.

EPISODE 6
Fall
Roman, Anna’s ex-lover, secures his release from an African prison and begins tracking her down, bent on vengeance. And, with bankers threatening to pull financing for Franklyn’s proposed industrial park, the embattled businessman bargains for Dex’s help.

EPISODE 7
Sacrifice
Having already kidnapped Jimmy Blake, Roman abducts baby Joseph, taking Anna with him. After asking for ransom, Roman phones Dex, saying ominously, "Come to the Holy City—alone. You can be Abraham. I’ll be God."
"…so gripping that I took the phone off the hook."—The Sun (UK)

"Slick."—Sunday Times (UK)

"Chancer" is a perfect vehicle for the young Mr. Owen"—The New York Times

"Owen has aged like a fine wine, and his star quality shines through in this compelling drama series."—The Los Angeles Times

"Very Good - you'll find yourself rooting for Stephen Crane"—San Francisco Chronicle

"Witty, fast-moving, dramatically complex, and totally engrossing. Highly Recommended."—DVD Talk

"A great score, sleek direction, and well written characters make this a series that deserves to be explored."—Cinmea-Crazed.com

#54/100 THE EW 100: "Watching Owen in Chancer is like looking at a foal you just know is gonna be a thoroughbred."—Entertainment Weekly

"Rich characters and the chance to see young Owen play a charming rogue are the main selling points here."—Deseret Morning News

"4/5 Stars - Perfect for anglophiles, add Chancer to the list of reasons why we absolutely love to love Clive Owen."—Metrosource Magazine

"The TV role that launched Clive Owen's film career."—The Baltimore Sun

"The stories are as dramatically complex as Crane is morally complicated and often compromised."—Detroit Free Press

4/5 Stars – "Perfect for anglophiles, add Chancer to the list of reasons why we absolutely love to love Clive Owen."—Metrosource Magazine

"Great fun"—Venice Magazine

"Both sly and intriguing, a combination only the Brits seem to be able to accomplish"—McClatchy-Tribune News Service

"An outstanding example of British television"—Blogcritics Magazine

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Disc 1
Episode 1: Jo
Released from prison and casting aside his Stephen Crane alias, Derek Love immediately begins searching for his former love, Jo. But she flees to Piers's country estate with her baby and is joined by her newfound friend Anna, a woman on the lam herself.

Episode 2: Ashes
Assuming that he is baby Joseph's father, Piers prepares to battle Franklyn for custody of the child. Meanwhile, Dex enlists Anna to help scam Franklyn's newly opened casino, but Anna has her own designs on the money.

Episode 3: Secrets
In an attempt to raise funds to refurbish Winterleigh, Dex and Piers hatch a plot to turn the estate into a private gambling club. First, though, they need a list of well-heeled patrons-which they aim to get from Franklyn's casino by any means necessary.

Episode 4: Remembrance
Anna finds a series of Nativity drawings, possibly by Albrecht Dürer. Selling them might finance further work on Winterleigh, but their provenance remains mysterious. Meanwhile, Dex antagonizes the estate's former caretaker- with disastrous results.

Disc 2
Episode 5: Blood
With money and membership records stolen from Franklyn, Winterleigh's gambling club gets off to a smashing start, and Franklyn vows revenge. Then, just as the results of baby Joseph's paternity test come in, Anna uncovers Jo's long-lost letter revealing the child's true father.

Episode 6: Fall
Roman, Anna's ex-lover, secures his release from an African prison and begins tracking her down, bent on vengeance. And, with bankers threatening to pull financing for Franklyn's proposed industrial park, the embattled businessman bargains for Dex's help.

Episode 7: Sacrifice
Having already kidnapped Jimmy Blake, Roman abducts baby Joseph, taking Anna with him. After asking for ransom, Roman phones Dex, saying ominously, "Come to the Holy City-alone. You can be Abraham. I'll be God."
Packaging: Thinpak
Run Time: 350 minutes
Format: Full screen
Number of discs: 2
Language: English
Subtitles: N/A
Color or B&W: Color
CC: No
SDH: No
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Rating: N/A
"…so gripping that I took the phone off the hook."—The Sun (UK)

"Slick."—Sunday Times (UK)

"Chancer" is a perfect vehicle for the young Mr. Owen"—The New York Times

"Owen has aged like a fine wine, and his star quality shines through in this compelling drama series."—The Los Angeles Times

"Very Good - you'll find yourself rooting for Stephen Crane"—San Francisco Chronicle

"Witty, fast-moving, dramatically complex, and totally engrossing. Highly Recommended."—DVD Talk

"A great score, sleek direction, and well written characters make this a series that deserves to be explored."—Cinmea-Crazed.com

"Watching Owen in Chancer is like looking at a foal you just know is gonna be a thoroughbred."—Entertainment Weekly

"Rich characters and the chance to see young Owen play a charming rogue are the main selling points here."—Deseret Morning News

"4/5 Stars - Perfect for anglophiles, add Chancer to the list of reasons why we absolutely love to love Clive Owen."—Metrosource Magazine

"The TV role that launched Clive Owen's film career."—The Baltimore Sun

"The stories are as dramatically complex as Crane is morally complicated and often compromised."—Detroit Free Press

4/5 Stars – "Perfect for anglophiles, add Chancer to the list of reasons why we absolutely love to love Clive Owen."—Metrosource Magazine

"Great fun"—Venice Magazine

"Both sly and intriguing, a combination only the Brits seem to be able to accomplish"—McClatchy-Tribune News Service

"An outstanding example of British television"—Blogcritics Magazine

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Episode 1: Weapons From the Wall
A fire nearly finishes Douglas Motors, a family-owned manufacturer of handcrafted roadsters. But investment analyst Stephen Crane underhandedly engineers a hefty infusion of cash to save it. With the help of his girlfriend Jo, Stephen also manages to line his own pockets.

Episode 2: Killing Floor
As the victims of Stephen's schemes begin to close in on him, the ingratiates himself with the Douglas family and closes a timely sale to a Japanese client. When the client's check bounces, however, only Stephen's quick thinking rescues the cars before shipment.

Episode 3: Hazard
Stephen's old nemesis hires Jo at his bank, knowing that she had conspired with Crane. Meanwhile, Stephen quits Douglas Motors for the prospect of a new job in London – despite his attraction to the younger Douglas daughter, Victoria.

Episode 4: Trust
Determined to recoup his investment even if it means crushing Douglas Motors, Blake designs a business strategy based on a damning report. Stephen gets wind of the plan, filches the report, and wins back the trust of the company patriarch Robert Douglas.

Episode 5: Pretenders
Crane finds the firm has been conned by Fitchford, Lunchbox and Gerald. Jamie Douglas, Robert's demanding son, is home after two years in the French Foreign Legion. His sister Victoria is upset about the theft of her research work.

Episode 6: Possessions
A property developer tries to buy up the cottages where Colin Morris lives, and Crane and Victoria are out to stop him. Robert Douglas admits to Crane that Jamie talked him into using Crane's money to pay off Jamie's gambling debts. Meanwhile, Crane's girlfriend, Jo Franklyn, begins a secret affair with Piers Garfield Ward.

Episode 7: Faith
Crane and Victoria Douglas move towards a serious love affair - despite Victoria finding a former girlfriend in Crane's bedroom. In the Douglas Motors village of Stoneleigh, the villagers protest against a planned toxic waste dump. Meanwhile, Gavin leaves his family and Victoria leaves Oxford. She talks Crane into a dangerous scam to ruin a property developer.

Episode 8: Lies
Vengeful tycoon Tom Franklyn, Jo's father, returns from Hong Kong, demanding Crane's head for ruining the Transfrontier deal. And he surrenders it. Taken aback, Franklyn offers Crane a job.

Episode 9: Wreckage
Crane's past catches up with him when his brother appears, bringing news of their father which threatens Stephen's position at Douglas's. Meanwhile, the family mourns Jamie's suicide and puzzles over his decision to leave his twenty percent share of Douglas Motors to a foreman on the shop floor.

Episode 10: Santuary
Blake plans to settles some old scores before he retires, and Crane is at the top of his hit list - but he has an unlikely ally. Meanwhile, Tom Franklyn at last gets control of Douglas Motors. Victoria and Stephen Crane are now lovers, but she knows his real name is Derek Love and he is wanted by the police.

Episode 11: History
News reaches the Chancer of an unexpected death, and this takes him back into his past. He makes a discovery which changes everything.

Episode 12: Temptation
Crane cuts a deal with Franklyn: in return for helping him with a scam, Franklyn will leave Douglas Motors alone. Meanwhile, Crane (really Derek Love) is threatened by the death of the real Stephen Crane, whose identity he has stolen.

Episode 13: Love
Stephen ensures the survival of Douglas Motors by winning a dangerous bet with Tom Franklyn, which nearly costs him his life and does cost him his relationship with Jo. It is all enough to make him surrender to the law.
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 650 minutes
Format: Full screen
Number of discs: 4
Language: English
Subtitles: N/A
Color or B&W: Color
CC: No
SDH: No
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Rating: N/A
"…so gripping that I took the phone off the hook."—The Sun (UK)

"Slick."—Sunday Times (UK)

"Chancer" is a perfect vehicle for the young Mr. Owen"—The New York Times

"Owen has aged like a fine wine, and his star quality shines through in this compelling drama series."—The Los Angeles Times

"Very Good - you'll find yourself rooting for Stephen Crane"—San Francisco Chronicle

"Witty, fast-moving, dramatically complex, and totally engrossing. Highly Recommended."—DVD Talk

"A great score, sleek direction, and well written characters make this a series that deserves to be explored."—Cinmea-Crazed.com

"Watching Owen in Chancer is like looking at a foal you just know is gonna be a thoroughbred."—Entertainment Weekly

"Rich characters and the chance to see young Owen play a charming rogue are the main selling points here."—Deseret Morning News

"4/5 Stars - Perfect for anglophiles, add Chancer to the list of reasons why we absolutely love to love Clive Owen."—Metrosource Magazine

"The TV role that launched Clive Owen's film career."—The Baltimore Sun

"The stories are as dramatically complex as Crane is morally complicated and often compromised."—Detroit Free Press

"Great fun"—Venice Magazine

"Both sly and intriguing, a combination only the Brits seem to be able to accomplish"—McClatchy-Tribune News Service

"An outstanding example of British television"—Blogcritics Magazine