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The Lottery (1989)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  1 May 1989 (USA)
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A music teacher realizes that she's won the lottery, but then promptly loses the ticket out the window. The short film then follows her exploits to recover the ticket as it is grabbed by a ... See full summary »

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A music teacher realizes that she's won the lottery, but then promptly loses the ticket out the window. The short film then follows her exploits to recover the ticket as it is grabbed by a pigeon, blown down the street and into the subway. Written by Rob S.

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The first film ever to be completely filmed at the Disney-MGM Studios theme park in Florida. The film was used to demonstrate general filmmaking, the use of exterior sets and soundstage sets, special effects and stunts. See more »

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17 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this when I made a trip to Disney's MGM studios. You watch the film, and then a video on how all the special effects happened. It was really cute and funny, and I would LOVE to get my hands on a copy of this somehow!

I don't think this has ever been commercially released, but it was good nonetheless.

It involves Bette Midler being a music teacher. She is very unhappy and is giving a singing lesson to a student in her apartment. When she realizes she has just won the lottery, her ticket is swept out the window by a gust of wind. She climbs out to get it and craziness ensues. Her nemesis is a pigeon that seems to mock her every move. It's very funny!


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