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
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Borachov (as George 'The Giant' McArthur)
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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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murder | money | deceit | casino | carnival | See All (20) »

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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 »

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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 »

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Stan: The bitch stole my credit cards and all of her shit is gone.
Stan: Son of a bitch!
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Tough Luck is a high-octane thrill ride of a movie!
22 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

Richard Corliss of Time Magazine says actor Steve Comisar really nails it. A tour de force in the competitive acting industry. US Weekly says Steve Comisar delivers a powerful acting performance as the jilted lover, Stan, in Tough Luck. Norman Reedus and Dagmara Dominczyk also deliver stellar performances. Kevin Thomas of the Los Angeles Times says Tough Luck is exciting from the very first scene and never lets up. Highly recommended for all movie fans.

People Magazine calls Steve Comisar 'a delightful and charismatic presence on the Hollywood movie scene'. He is certainly destined for greatness. Comisar is truly impressive as Stan in Tough Luck, and in all his other movie and television roles. Norman Reedus and Steve Comisar light up the screen in Tough Luck.


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