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Lucky Numbers (2000)

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A television weatherman scams a local lottery.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dick Simmons
Det. Chambers
Jerry Green
Chief Troutman
Wendy the Waitress
Nurse Sharpling
Bobby (as John F. O'Donahue)


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

27 October 2000 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$63,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$10,014,234 (USA) (15 December 2000)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 & the Women (2000) and Lost Souls (2000). See more »


When Russ and Gig are leaving the Denny's, a sign for "Big-K" can be clearly seen in the background. The film is set in 1988, but K-Mart did not adopt the Big-K logo until 1996. See more »


Russ: As our Jewish friends say: "Enjoy."
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Spoofs L.A. Story (1991) See more »


Laverne and Shirley Cues
Written by Richard Lewis Warren
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A guilty pleasure
20 August 2002 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

Picture this.... a room that is full of people and only one of them has any redeeming values whatsoever but that person is patently unlikable. If this sounds like it might be a fun story, you're right. I enjoyed this movie on the simplest and most shallow level. It's no great spellbinder, there is no big surprise, but it moves along nicely and had be laughing out loud on a consistent basis. The performances were good with each character convincingly revolting. This movie is on my "Own It" list. Not because it is a masterpiece but because it managed to entertain me its entire length. I recommend this guilty pleasure to anyone who isn't too wrapped up in pretending they are a movie critic for PBS.

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