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House of Luk (2001)

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Three lives are about to change...three fortunes are about to unfold...three cookies are about to be eaten... House of Luk is more than just a Chinese Restaurant. It's where people talk ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Pierre Brault ...
Chuck Warden
Dan Lalande ...
Marshall Cotton
John Ng ...
Ho Fook
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Mr. Kidd
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Kwang Luk
Lorraine Ansell ...
Melinda
Linda Goodwin ...
Francine
Elaine Klimasko ...
Mrs. Warden
Mark Bastianelli ...
Chuck's Son
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Norman Mikeal Berketa ...
Man In Car (as Norm Berketta)
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Dick Hope
Tori Hammond ...
Principal
Yvette Harper Pouliotte ...
Sandy
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Al
Tara Rheaume ...
Fook's girlfriend
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Three lives are about to change...three fortunes are about to unfold...three cookies are about to be eaten... House of Luk is more than just a Chinese Restaurant. It's where people talk about their problems, fall in love and learn about life. Follow the comic mis-adventures of three men as they figure out what it means to eat at the House of Luk. Marshall Cotton, is a balding, middle-aged down-and-out salesman who's always selling the wrong thing-including his ex-wife! Ho Fook Lao is a bumbling Feng Shui Consultant whose life is in constant dis-harmony, until he meets the woman of this dreams. Problem is, she's a lesbian. Chuck Warden is a building contractor who lives with his silent mother and emotionally distant son. Desperate to bring harmony into his home he discovers a very special way of reaching out to his family and communicating the love he feels for them. Lording over them all is Kwang Luk, the restaurant's Buddha-like proprietor who gives Marshall, Ho Fook and Chuck each a... Written by Joanna D'Angelo <dangelo@distinctfeatures.com>

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Life is like a fortune cookie... it has to come apart before you get the message

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19 January 2001 (USA)  »

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CAD 600,000 (estimated)
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A very nice movie, good as a comedy
9 October 2002 | by See all my reviews



I started watching the movie while flipping through the channels procastinating from doing something actually worth time when I found this interesting. Indeed, it had an interesting story which was presented very well and had some pretty good laughs without trying too hard. It's very good as a comedy, but as a drama it's somewhat bland. The characters don't connect to each other on a dramatic level and you really don't feel for them, but they are still entertaining to watch. Some parts had potential to be deep, and I think Pierre Brault could have pulled it off. Dan Lalande didn't do it for me in the dramatic sense but I did like him when he wasn't supposed to have emotion. He reminded me of Kevin Spacey in American Beauty in a way. I think it could have worked better, but overall a pretty nice movie.


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