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HBO's "Luck" Memo

Forget Dead Horses ...

It's March Madness!!!

3/15/2012 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Hours after horse #3 keeled over ... the cast and crew of "Luck" received a sensitive memo urging them to remember one very important thing -- place your bets for the NCAA Basketball Tournament!!

TMZ obtained the "Luck" call sheet for Wednesday -- featuring shoot times for Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Farina, Nick Nolte and others -- and while it makes no mention of Tuesday's on-set tragedy ... it does state in bold type: "Don't forget to turn in your NCAA brackets ... by 7PM tonight"

That turned out to be the last call sheet -- "Luck" was cancelled late Wednesday ... and HBO's statement noted their "heartbreak" over the situation. Clearly, nothing soothes the soul faster than nailing the Final Four.

To be fair, March Madness does begin today -- and similar reminders were sent around millions of offices ... though we're guessing a horse didn't drop dead in most of them.

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Michael Jackson Was A Pedo    

How is this news? Who gives a f*ck about the call sheet.

919 days ago
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Bob Goins    

http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/Five-horses-die-in-two-days-at-meet-031412 okay so this show which is really good gets cancelled because some freakin horses died over all the filming... that means that this whole track should be closed because this happened in two days not nearly two years

919 days ago
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Cujeaux    

Bad karma to exploit animals for profit. They got what they deserved.

919 days ago
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Simon    

Is TMZ this desperate to stir up a phoney controversy?

919 days ago
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jerry    

LUCK was and is the worst show ever by HBO. You win them all. Sorry about the horses.

919 days ago
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SMH    

You guys should be better than this. The call sheets for Wednesday would have been issued Tuesday for the crew - before anyone, including the AD's, knew about the tragedy. No one was aware of what was going down on the show until Wednesday. There was nothing inappropriate about that call sheet at all. Amateur hour....

919 days ago
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Truth    

Hey Luck people......GOOD- Bye! :)
So glad this show is toast! Zero tolerance for people that treat animals bad.

F*ck them all!!! Ha!

918 days ago
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Rocco    

This is an unfortunate TMZ tabloid hatchet job. An abrupt end to a show in production probably would have been handled in a couple of ways. One would be a cast and crew meeting, probably at lunch.
Another would be a separate memo, attached to the call sheet. And finally, a note could have been in the advance section at the bottom of the call sheet.

TMZ, since you have no problem publishing cell phone numbers on the call sheet shown, you should show your audience the rest of the sheet, so that they can see how something like this is handled, instead of going for a 'gotcha' moment. When you spend virtually all of your waking moments on a set, the crew likes to engage in things happening in the real world. March Madness is a popular diversion.

918 days ago
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Crew    

Whoever on the crew has leaked this is an absolute ****. Everyone involved in this show cared more than you would know about the horses involved. To think anything less is simply idiotic.

918 days ago
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Jessica     

What happened to that horse was a common accident in horses! It happens ALL the time and is now being made a big deal because of the show. It has NOTHING do with how this horse was treated! This is a perfect example of idiots jumping to conclusions.

918 days ago
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lucyfilmore    

I don't get it... Why did Michael Jackson just bust a nut on the comments section?

http://lucyfilmore.podomatic.com/

918 days ago
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Manimal    

Really TMZ talk about beating a dead...nevermind.

918 days ago
13.

LJ    

Wow, all that time wasted....who cares! ps take off Dave's cell number from the call sheet! Lots of crazy's out their...

918 days ago
14.

Phil    

TMZ has turned in to Star magazine..

918 days ago
15.

Lisa    

Speaking of beating a dead horse...

918 days ago
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