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Lucky Numbers (2000)

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A television weatherman scams a local lottery.

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Gig
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Dick Simmons
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Dale
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Det. Chambers
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Jerry Green
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Chief Troutman
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Larry
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Wendy the Waitress
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Bobby (as John F. O'Donahue)
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Jack
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Winter, 1988: Harrisburg PA's celebrity weatherman, Russ Richards, is broke: he's borrowed heavily to open a snowmobile dealership, and it's still unseasonably warm. Gig, his seedy pal, advises him to run an insurance scam; when it goes awry, Russ is out another $10,000 and in trouble with Dale, a bat-wielding thug. Gig convinces Russ to rig the state lottery with the help of Crystal, a gold-digging ditz with a heart of tin. They have to find a beard to buy the ticket, and then they have to cash it. Soon, murder and various double-crosses add to Russ's nightmare. A lazy cop zeroes in. Jail is closer than riches. Will Russ have to choose between his money and his life? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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When they put their heads together... it's a no brainer.

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for language, sexuality, some drug use and brief violence | See all certifications »

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27 October 2000 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,536,625 (USA) (27 October 2000)

Gross:

$10,014,234 (USA) (15 December 2000)
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One of the four films that received an "F" CinemaScore from audiences upon their release in 2000, along with Eye of the Beholder (1999), Dr. T and the Women (2000) and Lost Souls (2000). See more »

Goofs

When Russ pulls onto the main road with the tractor-trailer full of snowmobiles, the wheels of the trailer can be seen steered out to cause it to "jack knife". The wheels of a trailer are fixed in place and cannot be turned left or right. See more »

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Russ: [after finding out there are cops in Gig's club] I've always wanted to give an inmate fame. You know, they kill the celebrities first, then they fuck 'em in the butt!
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Features Happy Days (1974) See more »

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Moving In Stereo
Written by Ric Ocasek and Greg Hawkes (as Gregory Hawkes)
Performed by The Cars
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
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Fair black comedy
1 July 2001 | by (Honolulu,Hawaii) – See all my reviews

This movie desperately needed better screenplay and better ending to it.Fair black comedy though becouse of the great cast and the powers of Travolta and Kudrow.Unfairly cut down by many critics.It is worth a watch as long as you do not expect a classic which I'm sure most knowledgable movie goers will not.The director shoud have made it more underground and less mainstream given the style chosen to do this film.......


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