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Pure Luck (1991)

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The daughter of a wealthy businessman has disappeared in Mexico, and all the efforts to find her have been unsuccessful. A psychologist, knowing that the girl has an ultra bad luck, ... See full summary »

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Nadia Tass

Writers:

Francis Veber (film La Chevre), Herschel Weingrod (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Short ... Eugene Proctor
Danny Glover ... Raymond Campanella
Sheila Kelley ... Valerie Highsmith
Sam Wanamaker ... Highsmith
Scott Wilson ... Frank Grimes
Harry Shearer ... Monosoff
Jorge Russek ... Inspector Segura
Rodrigo Puebla Rodrigo Puebla ... Fernando
John H. Brennan John H. Brennan ... Tyler
Jorge Luke ... Pilot
Abel Woolrich Abel Woolrich ... Prisoner
Patricia Gage ... Secretary
Ariane Pellicer Ariane Pellicer ... Girl at Club
Alexandra Vicencio Alexandra Vicencio ... Nurse
Sharlene Martin Sharlene Martin ... Nurse
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Storyline

The daughter of a wealthy businessman has disappeared in Mexico, and all the efforts to find her have been unsuccessful. A psychologist, knowing that the girl has an ultra bad luck, persuades her father to send to Mexico one of his employees, an accountant with super bad luck, to find her. Perhaps he will be lucky, and his bad luck could help to find the unlucky girl... Written by Luis Carvacho <lcarvach@lascar.puc.cl>

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One's a detective searching for a missing heiress. The other's an accident waiting to happen. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Mystery

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

9 August 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Danger public See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,010,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$22,641,969
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Second time Martin Short has appeared in an American remake of a French film. He previously appeared in Three Fugitives (1989). Both were remakes of buddy comedies starring Pierre Richard and Gérard Depardieu. Both times, Short played Richard's role. Both films were also written by Francis Veber, who directed The Three Fugitives (1989) See more »

Goofs

When the chair is being broken to prove Eugene Proctor's bad luck, a person is visible under the table in one shot (wearing something blue). See more »

Quotes

Eugene Proctor: Fish what I wanted
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Funny, funny movie
25 June 2004 | by likemindedSee all my reviews

This is a very funny movie that deserves to rated much higher than it is! I have seen it several times and always laugh hard. It was witty and cleverly written, and I think Short and Glover play very well off of each other (contrary to what many reviewers have said.) The scene in the mission is among the funniest things ever put to film. I don't need to write a book about this...you just need to rent it for yourself and you'll understand. It is a true comedy classic despite being a lesser-known film (like some of the other "bests" I might add.)

While there is not a lot of "substance" to this movie, for pure comedy, it is amongst the best!


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