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Running Out of Luck (1987)

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A rock singer goes to Brazil to shoot a video, but winds up getting kidnapped and turned over to the oversexed owner of a banana plantation.

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Norma Bengell
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Casino Girl
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Girl on Yacht
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Prison Card Player
Jorge Coutinho ...
Bunkhouse Card Player
Marcia DeSouza ...
Mick's Dancing Partner
Angelo Di Biase ...
Angelo
José Dumont ...
Prison Card Player
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A rock singer goes to Brazil to shoot a video, but winds up getting kidnapped and turned over to the oversexed owner of a banana plantation.

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Rae Dawn Chong is hot & the story was amusing...
9 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's been so long ago, I only remember a few things about this movie. Casino, banana plantation, Rae Dawn Chong wearing a HUGE brimmed hat & seducing a prison/jail guard with her luscious breasts, only to have him pass out after suckling her drug-laced nipples.

I thought about this movie not too long ago, wondering if anyone else had seen it & had similar impressions. A little disappointed when I decided to search on this site & there's nary a comment. Pity! I was sick one afternoon, "Running Out of Luck" was on, and, perhaps, the title suggested how I was feeling.

Surprised by Mick Jagger's role in the film, I was actually quite impressed that he could act! Heck, I'd watch it again if only to check my memory banks about that fabulous overhead shot of Rae Dawn sashaying down the prison corridor!


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