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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.

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Julien Temple
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Cast

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
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
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

ランニン・アウト・オブ・ラック See more »

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CBS Records See more »
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Dolby

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Color
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Released on Laserdisc but never dvd. See more »

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Edited into Mick Jagger: Secrets (1987) See more »

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Rae Dawn Chong is hot & the story was amusing...
9 January 2007 | by cynthettaSee all my reviews

It's been so long ago, I only remember a few things about this movie. Casino, banana plantation, Rae Dawn Chong wearing a HUGE brimmed hat & seducing a prison/jail guard with her luscious breasts, only to have him pass out after suckling her drug-laced nipples.

I thought about this movie not too long ago, wondering if anyone else had seen it & had similar impressions. A little disappointed when I decided to search on this site & there's nary a comment. Pity! I was sick one afternoon, "Running Out of Luck" was on, and, perhaps, the title suggested how I was feeling.

Surprised by Mick Jagger's role in the film, I was actually quite impressed that he could act! Heck, I'd watch it again if only to check my memory banks about that fabulous overhead shot of Rae Dawn sashaying down the prison corridor!


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