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Lucky Day (2002)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  27 April 2002 (USA)
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The Toronto-filmed Lucky Day stars Amanda Donohoe as Nora Barkin, an aspiring actress who supports herself by working for a courier service... See full synopsis »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Nora Barkin
Gregor Törzs ...
Jack Barkin (as Gregor Toerzs)
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Kristen (as Karen Leblanc)
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Dexter Moore
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Sandra Keele (as Guylaine St. Onge)
Gino Marrocco ...
Bill Reagan
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Detective Marinello's Partner
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Detective Marinello
Mary Higgins Clark ...
Grandma (as Sary Higgins Clark)
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Chrissie (as Elizabeth Clark)
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Terry's Partner
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Terry
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Detective Miller
David Mucci ...
Bookie
Troy Skog ...
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The Toronto-filmed Lucky Day stars Amanda Donohoe as Nora Barkin, an aspiring actress who supports herself by working for a courier service... See full synopsis »

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Mary Higgins Clark's 'Lucky Day'  »

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Mary Higgins Clark's name is spelled incorrectly in the credits on the video version. See more »

Quotes

Bill Reagan: I'm coming over to celebrate, today is my lucky day!
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Mary Higgins Clark is credited as Sary higgins Clark for her acting cameo See more »

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References Gilda (1946) See more »

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My Lucky Day
Written by Herb Bernstein
Performed by Michael Amante
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16 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

No one had to tell me that this was a product of Canadian producer Sonny Jacobson. He's used that weird suspense-type music a million times.

The TV film versions of Mary Higgins Clark's novels aren't the best. They're usually not well directed with medium production values and blah acting. Also they move like molasses.

That being said, being a mystery buff, I never miss one! This one, Lucky Day, stars Amanda Donohue as an actress, Nora Barkin, who is determined to find out what happened to a close friend, an older man named Bill. He disappears one night en route to her place after possibly winning money in the lottery. She appeals to a police detective (Tony LoBianco) for help. Though he's somewhat dismissive, there's something about her resolve that makes him think there might be something to the disappearance. He's right.

Donohue, who's obviously older than the man playing her husband, German actor Gregor Törzs, seems out of place here somehow. And you can't believe for one minute that her husband cared about this lost friend, even though we hear over and over that the couple was all Bill had. Donohue isn't photographed well. She and Guylaine St-Onge, who plays Sandra, probably weigh 75 pounds each. I've never seen such thin people. That's just a side note, I couldn't help noticing it. Also, though they're supposed to be in New York City, they're obviously not.

Donohue does a good job, but she's fighting slow direction, mediocre dialogue and characters that aren't really fleshed out. Only Nora and friend Bill are given any depth. As far as Nora's marriage, they don't seem like they belong together.

Somehow because of the decent stories, these films come off as mildly entertaining. It's a case of the whole being better than the sum of its parts.


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