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Pure Luck (1991)

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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Valerie Highsmith
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Frank Grimes
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Monosoff
Jorge Russek ...
Inspector Segura
Rodrigo Puebla ...
Fernando
John H. Brennan ...
Tyler
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Pilot
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Ariane Pellicer ...
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Alexandra Vicencio ...
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Sharlene Martin ...
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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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9 August 1991 (USA)  »

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$17,010,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$22,641,969
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Trivia

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 »

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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Funny, funny movie
25 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is a very funny movie that deserves to rated much higher than it is! I have seen it several times and always laugh hard. It was witty and cleverly written, and I think Short and Glover play very well off of each other (contrary to what many reviewers have said.) The scene in the mission is among the funniest things ever put to film. I don't need to write a book about this...you just need to rent it for yourself and you'll understand. It is a true comedy classic despite being a lesser-known film (like some of the other "bests" I might add.)

While there is not a lot of "substance" to this movie, for pure comedy, it is amongst the best!


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