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As Luck Would Have It (2011) More at IMDbPro »La chispa de la vida (original title)

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As Luck Would Have It -- Salma Hayek stars as the loving wife of an unemployed ad exec whose freak accident propels him into the limelight.
As Luck Would Have It -- An out-of-work publicist who suffers an accident looks to sell the exclusive interview rights to the highest bidder in an attempt to provide for his family.

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Writer:
Randy Feldman (screenplay)
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Release Date:
13 January 2012 (Spain) See more »
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An out-of-work publicist who suffers an accident looks to sell the exclusive interview rights to the highest bidder in an attempt to provide for his family. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

José Mota ... Roberto (as Jose Mota)

Salma Hayek ... Luisa

Blanca Portillo ... Mercedes
Juan Luis Galiardo ... Alcalde
Fernando Tejero ... Johnny
Manuel Tallafé ... Claudio (as Manuel Tallafe)
Antonio Garrido ... Dr. Velasco

Carolina Bang ... Pilar Álvarez
Eduardo Casanova ... Lorenzo
Nerea Camacho ... Bárbara
Joaquín Climent ... Javier Gándara (as Joaquin Climent)

Juanjo Puigcorbé ... Álvaro Aguirre (as Juanjo Puigcorbe)

Antonio de la Torre ... Kiko Segura
José Manuel Cervino ... Presidente (as Jose Manuel Cervino)

Santiago Segura ... David Solar

Nacho Vigalondo ... Martín
Angie Paúl ... Agente Mujer (as Angie Paul)

Diego Calderón ... Asistente (as Diego Calderon)
María José Gil ... Tania (as Maria Jose Gil)
Cristina Alcázar ... Ana (as Cristina Alcazar)
Elvira Lomba ... Secretaria (D. Solar)
Mila Natividad ... Recepcionista (McKenzie)
Fernando Arenas ... Recepcionista (Righthouse)
Esther Munuera ... Teri

Javier Botet ... Indigente
Manuel Puchades ... Dr. Sanz
Marcos Ortiz ... Carlos ATS
Alberto Soto ... Toni ATS
Verónica Bermúdez ... Reportero 2 (as Veronica Bermudez)
Fele Pastor ... Reportero 3
Ella Estrada ... Reportero 4 (as Elia Estrada)
Oskar Ramos ... Periodista 1 (as Oscar Ramos)
José Antonio Orta ... Jefe Bomberos (as Jose Antonio Orta)
Melchiore Bila ... Técnico Rayos
Juan Jesús López ... Cámara Pilar (as Juan Jesus Lopez)
Ferran Gadea ... Guarda Jurado
Patricia Ledesma ... Chica Anuncio 'Chispa'
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Juan Navarro Teniente Paterson
Lutgardo Fernández ... Publicista (uncredited)
Concha García Campoy ... Herself (uncredited)
Josto Maffeo ... Himself (uncredited)
Axier Raya ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Álex de la Iglesia  (as Alex de la Iglesia)
 
Writing credits
Randy Feldman (screenplay)

Álex de la Iglesia  adaptation (uncredited)

Produced by
Yousaf Bokhari .... line producer
Randy Feldman .... executive producer
Vérane Frédiani .... co-producer (as Verane Frediani)
Andrés Vicente Gómez .... producer (as Andres Vicente Gomez)
Marco Gómez .... co-producer (as Marco Gomez)
Jenette Kahn .... executive producer
Jennifer Kelly .... co-producer
Ximo Pérez .... producer (as Ximo Perez)
Franck Ribière .... co-producer (as Franck Ribiere)
Adam Richman .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Joan Valent 
 
Cinematography by
Kiko de la Rica 
 
Film Editing by
Pablo Blanco 
 
Production Design by
José Luis Arrizabalaga  (as Jose Luis Arrizabalaga 'Arri')
Biaffra  (as Arturo Garcia 'Biaffra')
 
Costume Design by
Cristina Rodríguez  (as Cristina Rodriguez)
 
Makeup Department
Carmen Martín .... hair stylist (as Carmen Martin)
Saray Rodríguez .... assistant makeup artist (as Saray Rodriguez)
Susana Sánchez .... makeup artist (as Susana Sanchez)
 
Production Management
Mercedes Barbod .... unit production manager
Sheila Siguero .... co-production supervisor
Géraldine Polveroni .... production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Manuela Bellot .... third assistant director
Joaquín Carmona .... director trainee (as Joaquin Carmona)
Domingo González .... first assistant director (as Domingo Gonzalez)
Ángela Ortuño .... director trainee (as Angela Ortuño)
Angie Paúl .... second assistant director (as Angie Paul)
 
Art Department
Javier Escandell .... set dresser: Madrid (as Javier Escandel)
Francisco García García .... set dresser (as Francisco Garcia Garcia)
Patxi Jiménez .... art assistant (as Patxi Jimenez)
Paco Juez .... property master
Iván Marquerie .... set dresser (as Ivan Marquerie)
Daniel Moncho .... art assistant
Rubén Valero .... art assistant (as Ruben Valero)
Daniel Izar de la Fuente .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Manuel Carrión .... foley artist (as Manuel Carrion)
Álvaro de Iscar .... sound editor (as Alvaro de Iscar)
Diego Garrido .... sound
Mario González .... mixer assistant
Juan Guerrero .... assistant sound editor
Fabio Huete .... boom operator
Javier Losantos .... assistant sound mixer
Lionel Montabord .... sound mixer
Antonio Rodríguez 'Mármol' .... sound (as Antonio Rodriguez 'Marmol')
David Rodríguez .... sound (as David Rodriguez)
Ricardo Viñas .... dolby consultant
Álvaro de Iscar .... pro tools operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Ángel Alonso .... special effects (as Angel Alonso)
Joaquín Vergara .... special effects (as Joaquin Vergara)
 
Visual Effects by
Manuel Barrero .... digital compositor (as Manolo Barrero)
Carlos Cervera .... visual effects producer
Ricardo G. Elipe .... digital compositor (as Ricardo Gomez)
Sergio Fernández .... motion graphics artist (as Sergio Fernandez)
Juanjo González .... visual effects artist (as Juanjo Gonzalez)
Pedro Lara .... digital compositor (as Pedro Lara Garcia)
Marta Lucendo .... visual effects producer
Manuel Martínez .... motion graphics artist
Sergio Paco Rubio .... visual effects producer
Francisco Palomares Pozas .... digital compositor (as Francisco Palomares)
Óscar Perea Marcos .... digital compositor (as Oscar Perea)
Ferran Piquer .... visual effects supervisor
Miriam Piquer .... credits
Rocío Soriano Martín .... visual effects producer (as Rocio Soriano Martin)
José Miguel Zapata .... digital effects artist (as Jose Miguel Zapata)
 
Stunts
Juan José Rodríguez .... stunt double: Roberto
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ferran Bolta .... still photographer
Kiko Boyero .... electrician
Ana Bushueva .... still photographer
Jon Corcuera .... digital imaging supervisor
José Luis Darcos .... electrician (as Jose Luis Darcos)
Luis Miguel Daza .... electrician
José Fernández Santa .... electrician (as Jose Fernandez 'Santa')
Julio Fernández Santa .... key grip (as Julio Fernandez 'Santa')
Juan Raúl García .... b camera operator (as Juan Raul Garcia)
Lionel Garrote .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Raúl del Hoyo .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Raul del Hoyo)
Iñigo Iglesias .... digital imaging technician
Josu Inchaustegui .... camera "a" operator
Vicente Jiménez .... still photographer (as Vicente Jimenez)
Aarón López .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Aaron Lopez)
Almudena Melida .... video assist
Alberto Merino .... electrician
Emiliano Merino .... electrician
Francisco Javier Merino .... electrician
Raúl Morales .... camera "b" operator
Imanol Nabea .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Miguel Ángel Palomino .... electrician (as Miguel Angel Palomino)
Thamar Pueyo .... video assist
Carlos Pérez .... making-of
Pau Reig .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Arcadio Sequeira .... gaffer
Iván Sequeira .... grip (as Ivan Sequeira)
Jorge Sequeira .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Esperanza Carpio .... casting coordinator
Jorge Guardado .... extras casting assistant
Francisca Hernández Ardieta .... casting coordinator (as Francisca Hernandez Ardieta)
Yaël Moreno .... extras casting
Luis Sanchez-Cañete .... casting coordinator (as Luis Sanchez Cañete)
Anabel Vázquez .... extras casting assistant (as Anabel Vazquez)
Marcos Chanca .... casting coordinator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marta Anta .... costume assistant
Bárbara Delgado .... costume assistant (as Barbara Delgado)
María Ángeles Gil .... assistant costume designer (as Mª Angeles Gil)
Belén Martín .... costume trainee (as Belen Martin)
Lutgardo Fernández .... costume illustrator (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Fran Amaro .... first assistant editor (as Francisco Amaro Gomez)
José Luis García López .... post-production coordinator (as Jose Luis Garcia Lopez)
Victor Martos .... color timer
 
Music Department
Marc Blanes Matas .... score mixer (as Marc Blanes)
Marc Blanes Matas .... score recordist (as Marc Blanes)
Michael Doherty .... orchestrator
Christian Gómez .... music advisor (as Christian Gomez)
David Hernando .... conductor
Martin Roller .... score recording engineer
Pablo Uroz .... score mix assistant
Eneko Vadillo .... orchestrator
Joan Valent .... musician: piano
Joan Valent .... orchestrator
Michael Doherty .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Francisco Amaro .... payroll clerk
Bianca Bezdek-Goodloe .... legal services (as Bianca Bezdek)
Laurent Boyé .... international publicist (as Laurent Boye)
Laurent Boyé .... publicist (as Laurent Boye)
Adam Callan .... assistant: Jenette Kahn and Adam Richman
Juan Antonio Clemente .... production assistant
Daniel de Andrés .... trainee production assistant: Cartagena (as Daniel de Andres)
Karim Ferrero .... second production assistant: Madrid
Nerea Herrero .... trainee production assistant: Madrid
Montserrat Lobera .... script supervisor
David López Arias .... production assistant (as David Lopezarias)
Eva G. Moreno .... trainee production assistant: Madrid
Raúl Orejón .... second production assistant: Madrid (as Raul Orejon)
Paula Pérez .... production coordinator (as Paula Perez)
Ricardo Robles .... trainee production assistant: Cartagena
Luis Alberto Ros .... production resource
Manuel Ríos .... production resource (as Manuel Rios)
Sophie Saleyron .... press attache: France
Iván Soriano .... second production assistant: Cartagena (as Ivan Soriano)
 
Thanks
Berta Díaz García-Campoy .... thanks (as Berta Diaz Garcia Campoy)
Concha García Campoy .... thanks (as Concha Garcia Campoy)
Josto Maffeo .... thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"La chispa de la vida" - Spain (original title)
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Argentina:94 min
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2 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Master Alex .... What the F ?, 8 June 2012
Author: isaiasvalbuena from Venezuela

Mmmm , What can I say I'm huge fan of Alex de la Iglesia and love in some way almost every film he has made , some more than others of course but at this moment , I was expecting something amazing ; more even after seeing his last film beautifully crafted and visually stunning with an over the top ending but that's something I have learn to accept and even like on his films , I'm talking about The Last Circus (la balada Triste de la Trompeta) after that one , As Luck Would Have It comes as a big disappointment sadly.

The direction is nice nothing you haven't seem before ,the acting is good, but not great, hence to the story line and the script and opposite to the Goyas (something like the Oscars in Spain) I think Salma Hayek in that role seems awkward and out of place.

In general an entertaining flick but very beneath the genius of Alex de la Iglesia.

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