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Lotto Land (1995)

Unrated | | Drama | 19 April 1996 (USA)
This film tells two interwoven stories of two single-parent families in a poor, racially-mixed neighborhood in Brooklyn. The first story is about a young black man (with aspirations of ... See full summary »

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Hank (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
Wendell Holmes ...
Milt
Barbara Gonzalez ...
Joy
Suzanne Costollos ...
Flo
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Popi
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Reinaldo
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Ricki
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Warren (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
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Coco
Eden Marryshow ...
Freddie (as Eden Albert Borrell)
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Gloria
Monilewa Okan ...
Estelle
Cecilia Rubino ...
Reporter
Loretta Ehrhardt ...
Lady Stubbs
Paul Lemos ...
Van Driver
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This film tells two interwoven stories of two single-parent families in a poor, racially-mixed neighborhood in Brooklyn. The first story is about a young black man (with aspirations of getting away from his friends who are involved in drugs) who falls in love with a latino girl (who is heading off to college on a full scholarship). The second is about their parents, (she works in the neighborhood liquor store; he works for the phone company). The story takes place against the backdrop of a winning lottery ticket worth $27 million being sold to someone in the neighborhood from the liquor store. Written by Ken Varnum <varnumk@omri.cz>

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Milt: Well hell, if you can buy your dream for a dollar, that's all it's worth, ain't it?
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Win Big
Lyrics by John Rubino
Music by The Holmes Brothers and John Rubino
Performed by The Holmes Brothers
Produced by Andy Breslau
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What a delightful, heartwarming film!
30 July 2003 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

I just stumbled across this little gem, despite having actually been in the Park Slope area where it was filmed during that period. Although made as a low budget independent, Lotto Land really has a soul, and Rubino serves up a solid story with real character development and believable performances. Casting, with mostly little-known actors, is dead-on, with even the smallest roles nailing it.

Despite the gritty neighborhood, drug dealing and R-rated content, this is [dare I say it] ultimately a feel-good film that pays off. The film had a limited run in art houses, and I caught it on video, but apparently it's now available on DVD, which you should definitely get in order to do justice to the great soundtrack from the Holmes Brothers.


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