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Lucky Lady (1975)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  25 December 1975 (USA)
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A trio of rum-runners during prohibition in the 1930s engage in a menage-a-trios after business hours.

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A trio of rum-runners during prohibition in the 1930s engage in a menage-a-trios after business hours.

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25 December 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Abenteurer auf der Lucky Lady  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

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$12,000,000 (USA)
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Reportedly, Gene Hackman's salary for this picture has been estimated at being between US $1.25 and US $1.50 million. According to Mark Litwak's 1986 book, 'Reel Power: The Struggle for Influence and Success in the New Hollywood', talent agent Sue Mengers said that "it was almost obscene for him not to do the film" with the amount of money he was being offered to do the picture. See more »

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Claire: Gee, it's so quiet in here you could hear a fish fart.
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Performed by Liza Minnelli
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Thoughts on reviewing 25 years later
27 July 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Might be called "Sally Bowles Comes Home And Runs Liquor." Her character is almost a parody of her "Cabaret" role. Hackman is Buck Barrow with a comedy twist and Reynolds is perfecting that moron-suave character that he took to such heights in "At Long Last Love."

The film has the distinction of having had, if memory serves, three different endings. I saw the first in previews. A real curve ball in which the male leads get killed and Minelli is left bereft. They went back to the drawing board and the movie premiered with a tacked on scene shot much later which involved the three stars, with the tackiest of make-up jobs, rolling around in a bed in their "elderly" years. From what I can tell by watching it recently, they dropped that entirely and simply cut together some outtakes which they ran under the credits which give us the impression that everybody ended up okay.

There was also this mid-70's technique of film "flashing" which involved pre-exposing the stock to give the film a lighter, airier look. Taken to ridiculous extremes here, it almost looks as if someone just scratched up the lens faces with a Brillo pad.


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