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Hard Luck (2006)

Video  -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  17 October 2006 (USA)
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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, ... See full summary »

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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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If it wasn't for bad luck, there would be no luck... 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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There are elements in this film that make it contrast with the movie "New Jack City"; painting a picture of what could have happened in Wesley Snipes' gangster character had cleaned up his act. Among those elements are two key characters that are present in both films. Those characters are portrayed by Bill Cobbs and Mario Van Peebles; Cobbs being the same community motivated man and Peebles being the good cop looking to bring down the gangster. Snipes' relationship with each character as a result of his own actions, is what makes the difference in this film. See more »

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One with everything and extra everything
6 November 2006 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

This is a weird movie. It starts of as a gangster movie with drugs, naked girls and suits that you get arrested for just by wearing them.

The movie is split up into two different movies, the first a gangster/love/action/pulp-fiction-story and the second part a horror/psycho/thriller type of story. It sounds good on paper, and the director and editor are both doing their best to keep the two stories together. To bad it's not working, the stories are to different and it really feels like if someone took two movies and created a mix-tape from them.

The action is average and Wesley Snipes is doing his thing, but not more then you could expect from a B-type actor. Some of the other cast members are doing a real good job and this only makes Snipes look more like a poster name then a real actor in this case.

The biggest problem I had with this movie is that the psycho/killer part appealed more to me then the main gangesterstory. Every time the story shifted to the Thriller part I woke up from the "almost-sleeping-state" the gangster part put me in.

To sum it all up: OK movie the fact that it's very different from Wesley Snipes' other work, and that the writing is above average makes it interesting to watch.


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