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Luck of the Draw (2000)

Jack Sweeny is a young man just trying to get a job. Turned down at another bank due to his criminal record he meets a girl, Rebecca, but also witnesses a 3 way shootout between 2 groups of... See full summary »

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Jack Sweeny is a young man just trying to get a job. Turned down at another bank due to his criminal record he meets a girl, Rebecca, but also witnesses a 3 way shootout between 2 groups of criminals and the cops over a suitcase containing perfect plates for counterfeiting bank notes. Jack grabs the plates and attempts to sell them via his friend Zippo. However with at least three different groups ready to kill him for the plates, Jack finds it's just one double cross after another. Written by bob the moo

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Corruption. It's not a crime, it's a profession.

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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7 July 2001 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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This a Movie Dennis Hopper was in, he also starred in Hoosiers (1986) See more »

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When Jack leaves the bank he takes off his tie in disgust. After he retrieves the briefcase and goes back to his room, he has his tie on still tied around his neck, albeit loosely. See more »

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Love Is Bittersweet
Written by Steve Bauman and Ron Finn
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Released in Iceland and Australia but not the US? It must be good.
19 August 2000 | by (Adelaide, Australia) – See all my reviews

No five words say `straight to video' quite as effortlessly as `from the director of GHOULIES'. As far as I can gather, LUCK OF THE DRAW is the only film in two decades to earn this label. Director Luca Bercovici has also gathered together a b-grade rat-pack to star in his comeback film.

The video A-list come in all shapes and sizes. Michael Madsen is an acclaimed poet, and Dennis Hopper directed THE LAST MOVIE and EASY RIDER. Along with respected artists, the film boasts a bit-part for Ice T (transitional rapper), some kid apparently in GLADIATOR, and Eric Roberts, who never needed to pay cinema admission to see his own work.

It starts off a bit like a b-grade rip-off of Michael Mann's HEAT, a contradiction in terms seeing as that film is the greatest of all cops & robbers pictures. It ends a little bit like.put it this way, if you haven't ever seen this ending, you spent the '90's under a rock.

There are only two types of DTV films worth renting: those that are surprisingly good, or those that are woefully bad. In that sense, LUCK OF THE DRAW is a failure because it is average all the way.


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