Lucy (2003)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Comedy, Drama  |  4 May 2003 (USA)
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MOW about the life of Lucille Ball, focusing on the loving yet tumultuous relationship with Desi Arnaz.



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Desi Arnaz greets the "I Love Lucy" studio audience and invites them to watch Lucille Ball and the cast film a special extended episode.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rebecca Hobbs ...
Merv Smith ...
Russell Newman ...
Zoe Carides ...
Christopher Brougham ...
Adult Freddy (as Chris Brougham)
Ray Woolf ...
Ed Sedgwick
Peter Mochrie ...
Don Sharpe
Bob Carroll Jr. (as Andrew Mitchell)
Lauchlin MacDonald ...
Jess Oppenheimer (as Lachlan Macdonald)
Theresa Healey ...
Madelyn Pugh


After her parents are financially ruined in a lawsuit over a shooting accident, Lucille 'Lucy' Ball pursues her dream of fame as actress. She succeeds in comical parts, often the girl who gets the cake in her face. Then she meets and soon marries the love of her life, Desiderio 'Desi' . Ricky, Latin band leader and aristocratic son of an exiled Cuban mayor. Desi proves a business genius, who gets a revolutionary method adopted to gain production control of the sitcom "I Love Lucy", a format devised for him and Lucy to star in. Despite offspring, their family life soon gets into stormy waters, mainly due to his infidelity, gambling and temper. Written by KGF Vissers

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When the comedy stopped...real life began.

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Did You Know?


Lucille Ball's father is depicted as being alive well into her marriage to Desi. In reality her father died when Lucy when 3 years old. See more »


The Garden Of Allah, where Lucy first meets Carole Lombard, was not a swanky nightclub but rather a famous Sunset Strip apartment complex. See more »


Desi Arnaz: I work hard, I play hard, I drink hard and I love hard.
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References Du Barry Was a Lady (1943) See more »

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I liked it.
3 August 2004 | by (Georgia, USA) – See all my reviews

I thought that the actors did a good job portraying such well-known and loved people. Sure, nobody could ever do it perfectly, but they did their best. Other people have mentioned that the Vitameatavegamin and Candy Factory scenes were done wrong. If they knew how the real episodes went and then saw those scenes and where they were or how they were dressed, a viewer would realize that those scenes were done as rehearsals. Lucy in her dressing room with a bottle of Coke practicing with a mirror, and Lucy and Vivian experiencing the conveyor belt for the first time at practice. Some people just don't pay attention. Like I said, I enjoyed this movie but would rather read Lucy's autobiography, "Love Lucy."

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