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Lucky Numbers (2000)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  27 October 2000 (USA)
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A television weatherman scams a local lottery.

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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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$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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ESP 6,757,230 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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This film was based on a true-life scandal involving the Pennsylvania Lottery Commission in 1980. Employees of a local television station in Pittsburgh actually were convicted and served jail time in the "666" drawing. Some of the balls were weighted down by injecting them with paint, ensuring that only 4s and 6s would remain airborne and captured in the lottery machine. See more »

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The Denny's restaurant is decorated in the chain's '90s style, with a newer green logo. See more »

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Larry: Look Russ, remember I told you about my cousin's stepdad? The one with the roadside fun park in Colorado.
Russ: Well, if you did, my brain immediately purged it.
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Written by Dan Hartman (as Daniel E. Hartman)
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Not what I expected
27 October 2000 | by (Ashburn, Virginia) – See all my reviews

I was disappointed with this movie. I expected alot more from John Travolta. Lisa Kudrow's role was just an upscaled 'Phoebe' from Friends. It had a few laugh moments, but more not than so. This one will be at Blockbusters soon.


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