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Luckytown (2000)

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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 Dominique Davalos & Kathy Valentine
Performed by the Delphines
Produced by Jim Wirt
Courtesy of the Delphines
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Half-naked Kristen Dunst in a Vegas Romp? Why Not?
8 July 2002 | by (over the rainbow) – See all my reviews

This moive was the biggest piece of trash and I LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT

I loved it in that guilty pleasure sort of way... in that 2 AM in the morning and you're looking for an excuse to stay awake kind of way... hoping against hope that Kirsten will finally take off her clothes, glory in her newfound abilities with the pole and dump her wussy boyfriend.

I am disappointed to report, none of these things happen

However, Luis Guzman kicks some ass. A surly Robert Miano (Donnie Brasco) nails the hell out of some MAXIM covergirl. Kirsten does make a pretty decent stripper.

On the other hand, the direction in this movie is awful. The writer, Brenden Beseth, stumbles between Bukowski and illiteracy. The punk who plays the lead should never be allowed to act (yeah right) again.

However, I liked the movie. So many films are unintentionally terrible, that this film is almost satisfying. It's not trying to elevate above the shoddy source material. It's not pretending to be anything that it's not...

Luckytwn is just A BLOODY VEGAS ROMP. A little film outclassed by its heavyweight movie stars...

a guilty pleasure to say the least....

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