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Getting Lucky -- School nerd Bill just wants to save the world and to score a date with cheerleader babe Chrissie Schackler, and may succeed at both with the help of an alcoholic leprachaun


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  (in credits order)
Steven Cooke ... Bill
Lezlie Z. McCraw ... Krissi
Rick McDowell ... Tony
Garry Kluger ... Lepkey
Jean Stewart ... Babette
Dick Monda ... Teacher
Pattie Gordon ... Mrs. Shackler
C.J. Merrill ... Tim
Millie Quinn ... Mom
Paul G. Kenner ... Dad
Devon Kenner ... Brother
Dawn Kenner ... Sister
James Zoppe ... Horseman
Julie Dole ... Cheerleader
Bronwyn St. John ... Cheerleader

Marshall Hilliard ... Jeff
Wendell Stroup Sr. ... Coach
Elliot Tonna ... Faukett
Russell Coletti ... Nubbs
Steven B. McMillin ... Principal
George Constantin ... Jock
Clondell Williams ... Jock
David Eason ... Jock
Melisa Sanchez ... Picnicker / Student
Brian Moehl ... Picknicker
Mark Adams ... Paramedic
Jerry Lenz ... Paramedic
Diane Block ... Student
Luci Monda ... Student
Jon Philon ... Student
Derek Witt ... Horseman Voice / TV Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Rawson ... Brat with Braces

Directed by
Michael Paul Girard 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Paul Girard 

Produced by
Jerry Feifer .... executive producer (as Gerald Feifer)
Philip J. Jones .... producer
Tony Miller .... executive producer
Original Music by
Miriam Cutler 
Michael Paul Girard 
Cinematography by
Gerald M. Williams 
Film Editing by
Tony Miller 
Production Design by
Vito Aleotori 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Jispurter .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Mark Adams .... boom operator
Wayne Karr .... foley editor
Jon Philion .... sound mixer (as Jon Philon)
Hershel Hawae .... stunts
Jack Hoffman .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Adams .... still photographer
Harry Balzac .... gaffer
David D. Eldo .... electrician
Hans Jobb .... key grip
Brian Q. Kelley .... photographer: additional scenes
Renza Mizbani .... still photographer (as Reza Mizbani)
Chovet Oppuras .... best boy
Melisa Sanchez .... second assistant camera
Other crew
Richard P. Nuss .... body double
Lucy Peusset .... body double

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Writer/director Michael Paul Girard was living in a van when he made this movie.See more »
Bill:I know it's impossible for one person or even two people to heal the whole world but if each of us could just heal a little tiny part of it... think what a world that would be.See more »
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You COULD be a less lucky, 27 July 2012
Author: lazarillo from Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile

I love socially irresponsible teen comedies from the 80's, and to my mind, the cheesier, the more low-budget, and the more unknown the cast, the better. This Troma-distributed nonsense is about a typically overaged high school loser (actually a typically good-looking actor with glasses and a bad haircut) who lusts after a pretty cheerleader. He finds a drunk leprechaun in an empty beer bottle who grants him three wishes (I thought it was genies who did that?)and uses them to try to get the girl. However, his three wishes quickly turn into a Monkey's Paw scenario as the incompetent genie, I mean leprechaun, fouls everything up.

This is a typically raunchy movie. But it's not raunchy in a funny way for the most part, but instead it's raunchy in the most random, bizarre way imaginable. Like other reviewers, I probably first saw this on "USA, Up All Night", but since that was network TV, they certainly would have had to cut out the most show-stopping scene here where the hero quite literally gets into his crush's panties as he finds himself, courtesy of the incompetent leprechaun, shrunk to a few millimeters and crawling around in her pubic hair, inadvertently bringing her to a loud orgasm as she sits in class! People were impressed years later when Spanish film auteur Pedro Almovodar did a similar thing in a fantasy sequence in "Talk to Her". Well, this piece of wonderfully fragrant, steaming celluloid crap had already been there and done that! Of course, the special effects here (with "special" in this case used in the same way that it is in "Special Olympics") are ridiculously unconvincing, but at least the whole thing does culminate in a mass female shower scene.

I can't say the much good about the acting, including the miscast lead Steven Cooke or the the actor playing the leprechaun, whose drunkenness might have been a convenient way to explain why he couldn't even maintain a convincing Irish brogue. The girl, one Lezlie McCraw, was never in anything else before or since this movie, and obviously didn't maintain much dignity here, but she strangely seems to have used a body double for most of her nude scenes, which serves to make this movie even more disjointed and weird. Still, I liked this better than many much more high-profile teen sex comedies like "Risky Business" (and at least it isn't responsible for loosing Scientologisy extraordinaire Tom Cruise on the world). This is OK I guess.

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