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The Lucky Star (1980)

 -  Drama  -  28 May 1982 (USA)
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In the war-torn Netherlands, a local Jewish boy has vivid escapist fantasies of being in a Hollywood western where good always triumphs.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Colonel Gluck
Loes Bakker
Lou Jacobi ...
Elia Goldberg
Brett Marx ...
David Goldberg
Yvon Dufour ...
Helen Hughes ...
Rose Goldberg
Isabelle Mejias ...
Jean Gascon ...
The Priest
Kalman Steinberg ...
Pierre Gobeil ...
Guy L'Ecuyer ...
Antique Dealer
Rijk de Gooyer ...
1st Gestapo Officer
Joop Admiraal ...
Lieutnant Steiner
Aubert Pallascio ...


In the war-torn Netherlands, a local Jewish boy has vivid escapist fantasies of being in a Hollywood western where good always triumphs.

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28 May 1982 (USA)  »

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CAD 3,700,000 (estimated)

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great teaching tool for middle school
6 May 2004 | by (Erie Penna, USA) – See all my reviews

I would like a copy of this film. i have been looking everywhere.

I do not remember where I saw this film. it must have been some late night show but it has stuck with me for years, even though i do not have a copy to show anyone I have used the premise many times in talking about the Holocaust to young people. i am a youth director of the National Federation of Temple Youth. i have also been asked in the past to talk about the Holocaust to high school students. the idea of the boy who wears the star being the "good guy" leads into parallels of victim verses victimizer. or which is better, being the hammer or the nail. when is it right to be either.

great film. let me know if i can ever get my own copy.

thank you

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