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Seven Times Lucky (2004)

An aging con-man and a beautiful, ambitious student cross paths in a scam that promises to make them both rich.

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Harlan
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Fiona
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Sonny
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Dutch
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Sacco
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Mr. Five Wounds
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Christmas on the Canadian prairie: Harlan, a small-time grifter, plans a big con with his moll Fiona, scraggly and half his age. Expensive watches "on loan" from a jeweler, cash borrowed at a high vig from a tribal fund manager, and an old violin are props in the con; a pawnbroker with a safe full of money and various well-armed or well-protected thugs get their ores in as well. Problems, crosses, and double-crosses mount: Harlan finds himself on the stick's short end as the night progresses. Whose money will end up where? And for whom will this be a silent night? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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You only con the ones you love.

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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17 January 2004 (USA)  »

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7 golpes de suerte  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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There is purposely no discernible timeframe for the movie. There are '70s and '80s cars and rotary dial phones coupled with the latest cellphones. See more »

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A modern darkly comic film noir
16 February 2005 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

This is the story of Harlan, an aging small-time grifter, a relic of a bygone age who dreams of making it big. He is encouraged by his partner Fiona, who is young beautiful and treacherous, a classic femme fatale.

The story could be taking place anywhere or at anytime, there are no geographical or temporal references. It's as if these cheap crooks exist in their own decrepit universe.

The tale has more double-crosses and twists than I could keep track of. However it never looses you and keeps you engrossed until the end. What's best about this film is the acting from a fine ensemble cast and the wonderful black comedy that lies behind the story.

Go see it - you won't be disappointed.


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