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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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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

Highsmith (Sam Wanamaker) has insured a world famous pianist hands for eight million dollars. In Danny Glover's first scene, he is reading a newspaper with the headline of "Renowned Pianist's Hands Broken in Freak Accident." See more »

Goofs

When Eugene Proctor falls backwards in the chair he knocks over the chair on his left. In the next shot the chair is still standing upright. See more »

Quotes

Eugene Proctor: Fish what I wanted
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One the all-time funniest movies I've seen
4 April 2010 | by tarek-elghazaly-mdSee all my reviews

When I saw this rating (5.0/10) on IMDb, I learnt one thing: IMDb ratings reflect NOTHING on the reality of movies. This movie is indeed one of the all-time funniest movies I've seen. It's so cleverly written, witty, and every single cast member has been selected to perfectly suit the role. The lines all come out naturally, and you cannot help but fall in love with this masterpiece. This movie is one of the very few movies I know line by line, and for a reason: Every line is memorable. I seriously cannot get over the totally unfair rating this movie is receiving here on IMDb. Martin Short and Danny Glover give a phenomenal performance, and make copycats out of all the black guy/white guy movies that followed.


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