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A tense and intricate web of deceit and betrayal entangles Archie, a wandering grifter who is hired by a traveling carnival owner to murder his beautiful wife.

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Charlie
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Rafael
David A. Flood ...
Bally Talker
George McArthur ...
Borachov (as George 'The Giant' McArthur)
Fahnohlee Harris ...
Pretty Girl
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Sailor
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Divana
Charles Grant ...
Bermuda
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Ike
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Saully
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Vladamir (as Frank Vitolo)
John McConnell ...
Detective
Jack Radosta ...
Bartender
Patricia Cheron ...
Floozy
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A tense and intricate web of deceit and betrayal entangles Archie, a wandering grifter who is hired by a traveling carnival owner to murder his beautiful wife, Divana, only to be seduced into acting as her accomplice. He tries to fake the murder and collect his payment, but is double-crossed and framed for the crime. On the run, and believing Divana dead, he chances upon her in New Orleans where he discovers the fake murder was just a diversion for her and the carney owner to steal a quarter of a million dollars in laundered casino money. In a seductive play for trust fueled by passion, Divana convinces Archie to take part in a new plot to steal the casino money and start a new life. In a twisted finale he discovers the true meaning of double-cross in a deadly collision of money and revenge. Written by Aaron Rogers

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There's a sucker born every minute.

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Rated R for violence and sexual content | See all certifications »
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3 November 2004 (United Arab Emirates)  »

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Actor Steve Comisar, who played Stan in Tough Luck, appeared in the 1985 X-Rated Film "Sister Dearest" with porn star Traci Lords. See more »

Goofs

After Divana's trailer explodes, the police car that responds is a City of Mobile (Alabama) cruiser instead of a New Orleans cruiser, which is where the film takes place. See more »

Quotes

Stan: The bitch stole my credit cards and all of her shit is gone.
Stan: Son of a bitch!
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Well paced, suspense drama with some good twists
16 April 2004 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

This one surprised me.

I read a few reviews beforehand that called it a good B-grade movie and was prepared for the worst. Halfway through it I suddenly realised I was completely wrapped up in it and enjoying it a lot. There were some really tense moments that had you sitting forward fiddling nervously with the remote control or any other object in reach. Overall this movie definitely doesn't deserve the B-grade tag.

Credit must be given to Director, Gary Ellis and writers, Bill Boatman & Todd King for their movie debut. I hope these guys continue with bigger budgets and some studio backing.


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