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Hard Luck (2006)

R  |  Video  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  17 October 2006 (USA)
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Cass
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Chang (as James Liao)
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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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Too Hard To Swallow
13 May 2010 | by (United States Minor Outlying Islands) – See all my reviews

"Hard Luck" tries to be different but fails. Lucky (Snipes) is an ex-con who (as usual) wants to go straight. After a botched stakeout, Lucky finds himself with $500,000 and an accomplice named Angela (Jackie Quinones). Now they are on the run from corrupt cops and Captain Davis (Mario Van Peebles), who has an old score to settle with Lucky. If that's not enough plot, Cass (Shepherd) is a totally unrelated character who likes to torture people. Everything makes sense in the end.... or does it? When the Shepherd character is introduced, the movie goes off the rails. Even though it's a different idea to throw a serial killer into an "ex-con goes straight" story, it doesn't work at all. Snipes has a lot of energy this time around, after glumming it up in "Blade: Trinity" and "The Detonator". Van Peebles' character has a great intro, but his story with Lucky isn't explained too well. One other problem is the constant pop culture references. They mention "Super Size Me", "Catwoman", and even Abu Ghraib prison. It gets tiring fast.

Overall, "Hard Luck" is decent, don't expect it be another Snipes action movie though.

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