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Hard Luck (2001)

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88 days before his scheduled release from a state mental hospital Lucky O'Donnell returned home on the journey of a lifetime.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Rubio Jr. ...
Lucky O'Donnell - 7 Years Old
Brytane Garvin ...
Sheryl Billings - 7 Years Old
Cameron Kuykendall ...
Eric Billings - 7 Years Old
Lucky O'Donnell
Jack Rubio ...
Sheryl Billings
Lou Billings
Eric Billings
Matt Johnson
Store Clerk (as Matthew Clifford)
Nina Magnesson ...
Jenny Livingston


88 days before his scheduled release from a state mental hospital Lucky O'Donnell returned home on the journey of a lifetime.

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28 May 2003 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

What a happy surprise this film was when I popped it into my deck. Usually when I pick a random indie film I regret it. Occasionally it pays off as it did with this wonderful, largely unknown gem. HARD LUCK is the kind of film Hollywood had the balls to make 30 years ago. It reminded me of some of the best 70's deterministic character-driven films like FIVE EASY PIECES (it even has Karen Black in a wonderful cameo!) BADLANDS or THE GAMBLER. Kirk Harris is beautifully understated in the ironically named character "Lucky". His humanistic and yet self-destructive decisions are heartbreaking. The film is very low-budget. Unfortunately, with the advent of the "block buster Independent" consuming the alternative distribution market, this type of film can only be made on the outer margins of the "un-dependent" world. Highly recommended.

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