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Pure Luck (1991)

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The daughter of a wealthy businessman has disappeared in Mexico, and all the efforts to find her have been unsuccessful. A psychologist, knowing that the girl has an ultra bad luck, ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Eugene Proctor
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Valerie Highsmith
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Highsmith
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Frank Grimes
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Monosoff
Jorge Russek ...
Inspector Segura
Rodrigo Puebla ...
Fernando
John H. Brennan ...
Tyler
Jorge Luke ...
Pilot
Abel Woolrich ...
Prisoner
Patricia Gage ...
Secretary
Ariane Pellicer ...
Girl at Club
Alexandra Vicencio ...
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Sharlene Martin ...
Nurse
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The daughter of a wealthy businessman has disappeared in Mexico, and all the efforts to find her have been unsuccessful. A psychologist, knowing that the girl has an ultra bad luck, persuades her father to send to Mexico one of his employees, an accountant with super bad luck, to find her. Perhaps he will be lucky, and his bad luck could help to find the unlucky girl... Written by Luis Carvacho <lcarvach@lascar.puc.cl>

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One's a detective searching for a missing heiress. The other's an accident waiting to happen. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 August 1991 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$17,010,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$22,641,969 (USA)
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Trivia

Highsmith has insured a world famous pianist hands for 8 million dollars. In Danny Glover's first scene, he is reading a newspaper with the headline of "Renowned Pianist's Hands Broken in Freak Accident." See more »

Goofs

When Eugene gets the car stuck in the sand on the side of the road, Raymond is pointing a gun at the guy who kidnapped Valerie. The gun changes from a Colt to a Baretta several times between shots. See more »

Quotes

Eugene Proctor: I am trained in martial arts. Judo, aikido, karate. The first thing they teach you is self-control. If someone calls you a jerk, you don't hit them. You just walk away.
Large Man: Jerk.
Eugene Proctor: ...Ah! See? Complete control.
Large Man: Moron!
[Eugene walks into a door]
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Wonderfully funny, slapstick adventure.
26 July 2001 | by (Liverpool, ENGLAND) – See all my reviews

What has everybody got against this movie? It's damn funny! Martin Short and Danny Glover going over from NYC to Mexico to search for the accident-prone daughter of Short's big company boss Highsmith. Monosoft, played by the brilliant Harry Shearer, has the idea of sending Eugene Proctor (Short) to Mexico with detective Raymond Campanella (Glover). The jokes come thick and fast and, although sometimes predictable, the movie goes along fine with plenty of wonderful slapstick thrown in all over the place. Probably the funniest scene of Eugene inflating to twice his size because of a bee sting in the helicopter! All in all, this is not a movie to be taken too seriously! It's a funny, light-hearted film with plenty of action and comedy thrown in that will always entertain well for people of all ages.8/10


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