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Lucky You (2007)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, Sport | 4 May 2007 (USA)
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A hotshot poker player tries to win a tournament in Vegas, but is fighting a losing battle with his personal problems.



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In Las Vegas, Huck Cheever is a poker player, brilliant but also prone to let emotion take over. It's the week of the poker world series, and Huck must come up with the $10,000 entry fee, which he wins, loses, borrows, and loses - and even steals part of from Billie Offer, an earnest young woman who's new in town and who catches Huck's eye. By the time the tournament starts, Huck owes everyone. Complicating things is the arrival of Huck's father, whom Huck detests for having left his mother, a champion player in town to win. Can Huck learn to play poker the way he lives and to live the way he plays poker? Or is his only flush the sound of his life going down the toilet? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language and sexual humor | See all certifications »



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Release Date:

4 May 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bem-vindo ao Jogo  »

Box Office


$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,710,445 (USA) (4 May 2007)


$5,755,286 (USA) (29 June 2007)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Was initially scheduled for a release date of September 8, 2006. It was then pushed back to March 16, 2007. It was pushed back once more, before finally being released on May 4, 2007. Several posters were already made up for the film that still had its original release date of September 8, 2006 on it. See more »


When Huck ('Eric Bana') plays in the super satellite and it's down to 3 players it is said that Shannon Kincaid (Jennifer Harmon) is the chip leader but the very next hand she ends up all in against Huck and is out of the tournament, if she was the chip leader then she would still have chips left and not out. And then in the same scene after she is knocked out the remaining 2 end up all in and Huck believes he has won, however the dealer did not burn a card so when he comes back and loses he is out this would mean that they had identical chip stacks, which is not possible since he had taken the chip lead with the knockout of Kincaid. See more »


Billie Offer: Well, you beat him once.
Huck Cheever: It doesn't work that way.
Billie Offer: Well, maybe it should.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits there is a scene where Ready Eddie and Lester (the man with breast implants) argue over whether Lester actually spent an entire month in the bathroom or not. As the current month has thirty-one days and not just thirty. They soon begin to discuss whether the month of August has either thirty or thirty-one days, which soon leads them to a double-or-nothing wager over the fact. See more »


Referenced in I Am Legend (2007) See more »


Huck's Tune
Written and Performed by Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan appears courtesy of Columbia Records
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If you play a lot of poker, don't take your spouse!
14 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The very sympathetic character of Huck Cheever displays some of the worst compulsive gambler behavior. It's appropriate to the movie and is certainly exhibited by many people who gamble a lot. In fact, it might be the most realistic part of the movie. Unfortunately, the only thing that keeps spouses sane is not knowing

I'm a very frequent poker player and sports bettor, and I enjoyed the movie. But the less intimately acquainted my wife is with the pitfalls of gambling the better she'll sleep. Besides, all the Drew Barrymore scenes really seemed flat to me so it may not even be a very good date movie.

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