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Luckytown (2000)

R  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lidda Doyles
Charlie Doyles
Tony DeCarlo
Nick Paulos ...
Joseph D. Kucan ...
Joe Lacoco ...
Tough Looking Man
Joe La Due ...
Motel Manager (as Joe LaDue)
Dom Angelo ...
Brian Le Baron ...
Kid (as Brian LeBaron)


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 <>

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Luck always runs out, true love doesn't. See more »

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Rated R for violence, sexuality/nudity, language and drug use | See all certifications »




Release Date:

4 August 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Luckytown Blues  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Lida: is he gonna chase after us
colonel: Who Gill? Nah he still rides a bicycle.
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References Buffalo '66 (1998) See more »


Written by Miles Corbin
Performed by the Aqua Velvets
Produced by Miles Corbin & Michael Lindner
Courtesy of the Aqua Velvets / Riptide Music
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Not a great movie but..
11 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Luckytown can be an entertaining flick to watch with a group of friends. Disregarding all of the goofy duologue, overused storyline, and some lazy character development, Luckytown could actually be a fun movie. Try not to take it too seriously, even though it tries too hard to be serious. The only real complaints I had was the acting of Vincent Kartheiser. His duologue was very cheesy at times and his acting didn't make it any better. I really liked Luis Guzman. I also liked James Caan and Kirsten Dunst. There are some decent action scenes and the relationship of Lidda and Colonial can be very interesting at times. I thought the director really tried to give a good effort, even though a lot of the film fails. To enjoy this Luckytown you have to go in with a sense of just wanting to see an entertaining film. Don't expect it to be amazing. But overall take Luckytown as a fun popcorn movie!

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