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Lucky Stiff (1988)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  November 1988 (USA)
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Rotund Ron Douglas has no luck with women until he meets Cynthia Mitchell, who invites him home for Christmas dinner. Her backwoods clan, descended from the Donner party, is skewed toward ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Cynthia Mitchell
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Ron Douglas
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Ike
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Ma
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Pa (as Morgan Sheppard)
Barbara Howard ...
Frances
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Eric West
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Arlene
Charles Frank ...
Durel
Andy Wood ...
Futterman
Bill Quinn ...
Emmet Kassler
David Smith ...
Roman Kassler
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Kirby
Adele Malis-Morey ...
Gramma
Philip Arthur Ross ...
Ike Jr. (as Phillip Arthur Ross)
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Rotund Ron Douglas has no luck with women until he meets Cynthia Mitchell, who invites him home for Christmas dinner. Her backwoods clan, descended from the Donner party, is skewed toward the unnatural. Will Ron find his way back to civilization? Written by <rth@ece.arizona.edu>

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It's "Psycho" Meets "The Naked Gun"! See more »

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My Christmas Dinner  »

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Feature film debut of Joe Alaskey. See more »

Quotes

Ike: Why are the gods so good to us?
Cynthia: Because we love people and we know how good they really are.
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Love Has Come to Me
Written by Tom Jenkins & Gary Falcone
Sung by Gary Falcone
Publisher Charted Course Music (ASCAP)
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Horrendous
1 October 2006 | by (Minneapolis, MN) – See all my reviews

So let me start off by saying that I saw this movie as part of a bargain. I was really bored one fine 1997 day and so I biked over to the movie rental store. I asked the clerk what the worst movie he had in stock was. Without hesitation he walked me over to "Lucky Stiff." He told me that he'd waive the $1 rental fee (he said it would be wrong to charge more) if I promised to watch the whole movie. So watch it I did, for free...

This movie is terrible. God-Awful even. I don't need to go into plot details, read the other reviews. The jokes make no sense. The acting was terrible. I know it was supposed to be a comedy, but the stupidity of the main character was exhausting. You might try to watch it as something to laugh at, but it's so bad that it isn't even funny in that way. Avoid!


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