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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The name of Danny Glover's character, Raymond Campanella, is double wordplay on Campana, the name of the character's equivalent in the original French film, and on Raimondo Capella, the owner of the Cinema Statuto in Italy that burned while screening said film in 1983. See more »

Goofs

Eugene's eggs change from cut up to just cooked and back to cut up during his breakfast conversation with Raymond. See more »

Quotes

Eugene Proctor: Fish what I wanted
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Disappointing.
4 July 2002 | by var-1See all my reviews

Somehow the teaming of Glover and Short didn't mix. There was not the special chemistry that is required to make this work. The premise was a great idea but it seemed so forced most of the time. The silly grin that Short kept though out the film, really made his charactor even dumber than it was suppose to be. Maybe I just was looking for something clever and witty. This wasn't it.


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