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Running Out of Luck (1987)

A rock singer goes to Brazil to shoot a video, but winds up getting kidnapped and turned over to the oversexed owner of a banana plantation.


Julien Temple




Credited cast:
Mick Jagger ... Mick
Rae Dawn Chong ... Slave Girl
Dennis Hopper ... Video Director
Jerry Hall ... Herself
Norma Bengell
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nicholas Ball Nicholas Ball
Jim Broadbent
Roxana Campos Roxana Campos ... Casino Girl
Carmita Carmita ... Girl on Yacht
Angela Castro Angela Castro ... Blonde Wig Whore
Jorge Coutinho Jorge Coutinho ... Bunkhouse Card Player
Marcia DeSouza Marcia DeSouza ... Mick's Dancing Partner
Angelo Di Biase Angelo Di Biase ... Angelo
José Dumont José Dumont ... Prison Card Player
Andre Gasparelli Andre Gasparelli ... Transvestite I


A rock singer goes to Brazil to shoot a video, but winds up getting kidnapped and turned over to the oversexed owner of a banana plantation.

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7 September 1987 (USA) See more »

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CBS Records See more »
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Released on Laserdisc but never dvd. See more »


Edited into Mick Jagger: Running Out of Luck (1987) See more »

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Running out of brains, where director temple, needs a shot to his temple
18 March 2014 | by videorama-759-859391See all my reviews

I know enough about this movie to know it's bad, really, really bad. I had seen a couple of times back at the end of 97. The title dictates the whole worth of the movie, as if in silent parody. What do I remember about it- the start being the being the best bit, with a loud choreographed film clip to one of Jagger's lesser known songs, that was impressive. What followed wasn't. I remember Jagger on his big beautiful sailboat, going off at wife, Hall, spouting out in his repellent Mick voice "You make me sick". Well this movie made me sick. My standout visual moment I remember, had Mick stranded in the desert, coming across a empty Mcdonald's wrapper. Honestly, judging by it's cover of a cool looking Mick, chewing on the bands of his sunnies, this open image occupying the whole cover, you'd expect a much better movie. Here again, with misjudging the cover, you've been very deceived. The plot is ludicrous. As it comes to wraps, we hear Mick's current big song of that period, play, "Give me just another night". Not with this flick you don't. It's the sort of flick, if pirating it, you be very quick to replace it. If not replacing it, you've got serious psychological problems. Not one of Mick's best. Neither is his performance. Rae Dawn, and of course, the late great Hopper, wasted in another fizzer, outperform him in a film. who's director needs a stoning. Forgettable fodder.

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