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Cass
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Chang (as James Liao)
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Rainn
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Roland
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Lucky (as Adrian Washington)
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Sol Rosenbaum
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Cobb
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Captain Davis
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Million Dollar Mendez
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Two converging story lines involving corrupt cops ripping off drug dealers and serial killers are followed as former drug dealer Lucky, trying to go straight after doing a prison stint, gets entangled within by a series of bad breaks. Shepherd plays a sadistic and vindictive mother of a handicapped son who along with her young kung-fu kicking boyfriend, abducts and tortures people who she feels scorn her son. Lucky, caught up in a shootout between dealers and cops, grabs two briefcases with $500,000 and goes on the run and has the hard luck of happening upon the serial killer's cabin. Written by Anonymous

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One day could turn out to be the luckiest day in an unlucky man's life. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence including some aberrant situations, sexual content/nudity and language | See all certifications »
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17 October 2006 (USA)  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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The actor under the Old man mask in the Grocery store scene was not Wesley Snipes. See more »

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References Super Size Me (2004) See more »

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Shotgun Cabin
Written by Tree Adams and Paul Livingston
Performed by Paul Livingston, Mike Bolger, Christopher Faizi and Tree Adams
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Has to be seen to be believed
9 January 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Well, I've finally tracked down Wesley Snipes's worst film and it turns out to be this Mario Van Peebles-directed stinker that attempts to mix the small-time gangster genre with a serial killer flick. HARD LUCK is an appallingly shot, badly written B-movie that's so inept that you wonder whether Peebles went out of his way to make the worst film he could as part of a bet.

The film stars Snipes and the often-naked Jackie Quinones as an ex-con and a stripper who go on the run from the Mob with a suitcase full of cash. All very ordinary you might think, but then the plot takes a turn for the bizarre with the introduction of a serial killing couple played by Cybill Shepherd and James Liao. Yes, that really is Cybill Shepherd in this movie, although what she's doing here I can only guess.

HARD LUCK is shoddily made and particularly badly shot; all of the dialogue scenes and moments of exposition are acceptable, but the handling of the action is horrendous (a surprise considering Peebles's experience in the genre). The ineptness has to be seen to be believed: there's genuinely nothing good here, aside from a typically reliable Snipes, so how this got made or even released I have no idea.


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