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Luckytown (2000)

 -  Drama | Crime | Mystery  -  4 August 2000 (USA)
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Kirsten Dunst plays a young woman (Lidda), who is searching for her father (James Caan). She finds herself at odds with her boyfriend who wants nothing but a carefree lifestyle.

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Lidda Doyles
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Charlie Doyles
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Colonel
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Jimmy
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Tony DeCarlo
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Sugar
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Frankie
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Stella
Nick Paulos ...
Gill
Joseph D. Kucan ...
Hector
Joe Lacoco ...
Tough Looking Man
Joe La Due ...
Motel Manager (as Joe LaDue)
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Mario
Brian Le Baron ...
Kid (as Brian LeBaron)
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If you find your dad, what happens next? When she turns 18, unhappy Lidda Daniels leaves Southern California to look for Charlie, her father, a professional gambler who abandoned her years before. On her way to Vegas, she picks up Colonel, a video store clerk whom she finds attractive even though they've never spoken. He's is happy to go, in part because he sees himself as a great poker player. It takes Lidda time to track down Charlie, who's involved in his own tangles: he's freshly back in Vegas for high-stakes poker with Tony, an old nemesis. Tony is jealous of Charlie over a woman, plus Tony has a new habit of hiring a hit man to kill anyone who beats him. Can anyone win? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for violence, sexuality/nudity, language and drug use | See all certifications »
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4 August 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Luckytown Blues  »

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Lida: is he gonna chase after us
colonel: Who Gill? Nah he still rides a bicycle.
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She Spins Around
Written by Darran Falcone & Barry Goldberg
Performed by Falcone and Thunderbox
Produced by Barry Goldberg
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What was Kirsten thinking?
4 August 2000 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

A movie only an agent could love. Perhaps Kirsten Dunst's handlers convinced her this was a European art film. It's not. It's a straight-to-video genre offering that's absolutely laughable on the big screen. It's another of those movies that has been assembled entirely from the scraps of other movies. Absolutely everything here has been done not just before, but so many times before that apparently the filmmakers thought it was original. Again, it's not. Who many coincidences are required before an audience throws up their hands and walks out in disgust? How many times can someone stumble across someone they're looking for in Las Vegas? How many more movies set in a strip bar will be made before someone realizes it's been boring for at least that last 30 years? How many gun battles can you have in a Las Vegas hotel room before someone hears the gunfire and calls the cops? Here's a hint. When someone comes to your hotel room and you have a shootout, it's probably a good idea to move to another hotel, not wait for him to come back for another shootout. There are lots of hotel rooms in Las Vegas. Hopefully Kirsten's handlers were in the premiere audience and heard the snickers and catcalls. Maybe they'll start sending her real scripts and stop taking their commissions for putting her in dreck like this. Luis Guzman, on the other hand, stole the show. It might be worth a rental just for him.


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