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Pure Luck (1991)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Mystery  -  9 August 1991 (USA)
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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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Frank Grimes
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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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luck | mexico | unlucky | vegetarian | clumsy | See more »

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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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9 August 1991 (USA)  »

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$17,010,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$22,641,969 (USA)
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The newspaper that Raymond was reading at the beginning of the movie reads "Colonist Observer - The voice of Connecticut since 1791." Assuming this means that they are in Connecticut. See more »

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When the chair is being broken to prove Eugene Proctor's bad luck, a person is visible under the table in one shot (wearing something blue). See more »

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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 him 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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A true classic
29 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This sit-down, family film is definitely something to have among your classics. Ten years after my first viewing of the movie, my family, friends and I occasionally bring up a "What was that movie where..." line. We refer back to pure luck and think how funny it was. The movie is very creative. It is the best portrayal of bad luck I have ever seen. If you have not yet seen this movie, and are looking for something hilarious, fun, imaginative, creative, and that will leave a positive impression on you and your family, than this movie is definitely for you. While reading through the ratings, I encountered some negative ratings. This film is definitely better than those people made it out to be.


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