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Lucky (2017)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Western | 29 September 2017 (USA)
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The spiritual journey of a ninety-year-old atheist.

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John Carroll Lynch

Writers:

Logan Sparks (screenplay), Drago Sumonja (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Dean Stanton ... Lucky
David Lynch ... Howard
Ron Livingston ... Bobby Lawrence
Ed Begley Jr. ... Dr. Christian Kneedler
Tom Skerritt ... Fred
Barry Shabaka Henley ... Joe
James Darren ... Paulie
Beth Grant ... Elaine
Yvonne Huff ... Loretta (as Yvonne Huff Lee)
Hugo Armstrong ... Vincent
Bertila Damas ... Bibi
Pam Sparks Pam Sparks ... Pam (as Pamela Sparks)
Mouse Mouse ... Mouse
Ulysses Olmedo ... Juan Wayne (as Ulysses Olemdo)
Ana Mercedes ... Victoria
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Storyline

Lucky is an old US Navy veteran of rigid habits and attitudes in a small town. When his routine is interrupted by a sudden collapse at home, Lucky finds himself realizing that his remarkably healthy old age is going to face an inevitable decline and he has to accept it. In that difficult reassessment, Lucky must face up to what he believes in and how much it compares to his neighbors' priorities. In doing so, Lucky finds that his life has its positive side as he searches for some meaning that he can accept. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Comedy | Drama | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

29 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Piru, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,293, 1 October 2017

Gross USA:

$955,925

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,861,765
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Dolby Digital | Stereo

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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The five yoga exercises Lucky performs at the start of each day are the Five Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation, although in the film they are not employed in the recommended order. Performed originally by Tibetan Buddhist monks, they are said to enhance health and longevity. See more »

Quotes

Lucky: We come here and we go out alone.
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Connections

References Deal or No Deal (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Volver, Volver
Written by Fernando Z. Maldonado
Performed by Harry Dean Stanton
Published by EMI April Music Inc.
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Harry Dean Stanton's Masterpiece
28 September 2017 | by JDumpsterSee all my reviews

Please disregard that review by an IMDb user who claims to "Crave intellectual depth" but is clearly unable to recognize it, and cannot see beyond the superficial.

It proves what Lucky says in the film: "I always thought that the one thing we could agree on is what we were looking at...but that's bullshit, because what I see isn't what you see."

Mr. Stanton's powerful, truth-telling performance is at turns heartbreaking, uplifting, hilarious, and inspiring.

Please do yourself a favor and see this very special film.


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