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Lucky Break (2001)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Romance  -  19 April 2002 (USA)
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Under the leadership of a small-time bank robber, British inmates hatch a plan to escape by staging a musical.

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James 'Jimmy' Hands / Lord Nelson in Show
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Annabel Sweep / Lady Hamilton in Show
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Cliff Gumbell
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Roger 'Rog' Chamberlain / King George III in Show
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Rudy 'Rud' Guscott / Hardy in Show
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Mr. Perry, the Guard
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John Toombes
Raymond Waring ...
Darren
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Graham Mortimer
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Paul Dean
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Officer George Barratt
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Amy Chamberlain
Peter McNamara ...
Ward
Andy Linden ...
Kenny
Ram John Holder ...
Old Billy Morris
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Half-way through his 12-year prison sentence for an incompetent armed robbery, Jimmy Hands gets a lucky break: he's transferred to a prison from which he can probably escape. He convinces the governor to stage a musical in an old chapel next to the prison's outer wall. He rounds up volunteer actors and puts his escape plan into production. Two other barriers, besides the wall, confront him: the arrival of a nasty inmate, John Toombes, who insists on joining the escape, and Jimmy's feelings of attraction for Anabel, a social worker who agrees to appear in the play. Opening night approaches: is this Jimmy's breakout performance? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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An escapist comedy from the director of "The Full Monty"

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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19 April 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Our Lucky Break  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,495 (USA) (5 April 2002)

Gross:

$54,606 (USA) (7 June 2002)
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Quotes

Roger 'Rog' Chamberlain: I understand you fellas have lost interest in long-term imprisonment.
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Crazy Credits

During the credits we are shown what happens to the escapees, the security guard, and the warden, along with a short piano song by Cliff. See more »

Connections

References The Great Escape (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

There's No Business Like Show Business
(1946)
Written by Irving Berlin
© Irving Berlin Music Corp.
By kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music Ltd.
Performed by Ken Barry/Bob Saker/Carl Wayne
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give me a break?
7 August 2003 | by (manchester, england) – See all my reviews

a rather lame british comedy from the same man who gave us his previously better 'the full monty' about a convicted felon who enrols in an amateur dramatic musical whilst attempting to escape. only in the movies would our central character get into a relationship with his female drama teacher or be incarcerated in so friendly looking a prison environment! strictly for her majesty's pleasure.


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