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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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)
Dom Angelo ...
Dealer
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Mario
Brian Le Baron ...
Kid (as Brian LeBaron)
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Storyline

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 »


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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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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Quotes

Lida: is he gonna chase after us
colonel: Who Gill? Nah he still rides a bicycle.
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Connections

References Buffalo '66 (1998) See more »

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Written by Eric Recourt
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Produced by Eric Recourt
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Not Writer's Fault
3 February 2013 | by (seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

Indeed, dumb. But don't blame the writer--he had written a kick ass script before this clumsy director got involved and made him re-write it 2-3 times and sucked all the life out of it. The original script was great and had Martin Sheen set to play Charlie. The writer, fresh out of UCLA, was set to direct it. At the last minute the funding dried up and one of the actors got the script to Paul, who then took over as director. He was flush with money from a German media company. He pushed Brendan aside as director and this mess was created. Probably destroyed the confidence (and career) of a promising young writer in the process.


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