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Paperback Romance ()

Lucky Break (original title)
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Sophie, a writer of racy romance novels, is working on one of her stories in the library, when Eddie overhears her. Sophie, embarrassed by her paralyzed leg from childhood polio, spurns his... See more »

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Sophie
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Edward 'Eddie' Mercer
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Gloria Wrightman
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Anne-Marie LePine
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George LePine
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Det. Yuri Borodinoff
Siobhan Tuke ...
Kate
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Mr. Bruce Wrightman
Mary-Anne Fahey ...
Myra
Michael Edward-Stevens ...
Benny
Steady Eddy ...
Nicholas
Michael Veitch ...
Det. Sgt. Scott
Russell Fletcher ...
Det. Tyrone
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Sophie's Doctor
Kurt Ludescher ...
Ernst
Max Bruch ...
Diamond Cutter
Lynda Gibson ...
Library Clerk Carol
David Watson ...
Professor Type at Party
Kirk Alexander ...
Celebrant
Paul Karo ...
Defense lawyer
Terry Norris ...
Judge
Alvin Chong ...
Chinese Doctor
Ernie Gray ...
Doctor at Wedding (as Ernie Grey)
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Woman at wedding
Carolyn Bock ...
Hotel Hospitality Lady
Maggie Stevens ...
Mrs. Wrightman
Cliff Ellen ...
Airline Porter
Alexandra Lewin ...
Music Student
Paul Wishart ...
Courier
Mandy Bowden ...
Marjorie, Nicholas' Wife
Alan Levy ...
Wrong Man at Party
Geoff Lipton ...
Taxi Driver
Suzanne Chamberlain ...
Woman in Hotel Lobby
Petru Gheorghiu ...
Party Host
Phillipa Lee ...
Woman at Party
Teresa Blake ...
Woman on Greek Island / Female Cat Burglar
Pandora Finch ...
Madelaine
Eli Yanay ...
Man on Greek Island
Karen Davitt ...
Artist
Tasilimn Emiabata ...
Artist's Model
Daniel Witton ...
Male cat burglar
Michael Collins ...
Male cat burglar
Mitch Bartlett ...
Man in Ski Chalet
Zan McMillan ...
Woman in Ski Chalet
Fred Cheah ...
Singer in the Bands & the Party
John Perri ...
Drummer in the Bands & the Party
Ross Spinello ...
Guitarist in the Bands & the Party
Pasquale Monea ...
Guitarist in the Bands & the Party
Amanda Testro ...
Accordianist in the Bands & the Party
Shelley Scown ...
Singer in the Tropical Resort
James Uluave ...
Singer in the Tropical Resort
Doug DeVries ...
Guitarist in the Tropical Resort
Arch Roberts ...
SWAT team member
Chris Wilson ...
SWAT team member
Marcus Lovett ...
Porter
Ed McShortall ...
Video Camera Operator (as Eddy McShortall)
Chris Peters ...
Wedding Guest
Craig McLaverty ...
Wedding Guest
Szumai Anderson ...
Wedding Guest
Rainey Carah ...
Party Guest (as Rainey Careh)
Davin Taylor ...
Party Guest
Graham Jahne ...
Party Guest
Arthur Hoadley ...
Waiter
Shirley Wallace ...
Shopper
Lance Anderson ...
Workman
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Workman
Philip Reilley ...
Pavarotti lookalike (as Phil Reilley)
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Holly Myers ...
Girl with a Broken Leg (uncredited)

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Ben Lewin

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Ben Lewin ... (written by)

Produced by

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Judi Levine ... co-producer
Lesley Parker ... line producer
Bob Weis ... producer

Music by

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Paul Grabowsky

Cinematography by

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Vincent Monton

Film Editing by

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Peter Carrodus

Editorial Department

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Austin Bartolo ... color grader
Stephen Evans ... assistant film editor (as Steve Evans)
Meg Koernig ... negative matcher

Production Design by

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Peta Lawson

Art Direction by

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Victoria Hobday

Costume Design by

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Anna Borghesi

Makeup Department

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Kirsten Veysey ... makeup artist
Cheryl Williams ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Leigh Ammitzboll ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Brendan Campbell ... first assistant director
Damien M. Grant ... third assistant director
Rob Visser ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Godric Cole ... draftsperson
Jim Gannon ... set painter
Colin Gearman ... carpenter
Denise Goudy ... property buyer / set dresser
Eliza Greenhatch ... draftsperson / storyboard artist
Robin Hartley ... construction foreman
Phillip Hyde ... carpenter (as Phil Hyde)
Suki Ibbetson ... graphics
Chris James ... stand-by props
John Kinealy ... plaster advisor / plaster technician
Gus Lobb ... scenic artist (as Fergus Lobb)
Daryl Mills ... property buyer / set dresser
Greg Reid ... construction hand
Frank Savage ... carpenter
Simone Semen ... art department coordinator
Walter Sperl ... construction manager
Norman Sterling ... erotica consultant
Tao Weis ... art department runner

Sound Department

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Steve Burgess ... adr artist
Peter Craig ... boom operator
Mark DeSimone ... adr: New york (as Mark Desimone)
Helen Field ... liaison: Soundfirm
James Harvey ... assistant sound effects editor
Gerry Long ... foley artist (as Gerard Long)
Gavin Myers ... dialogue editor
John Phillips ... sound recordist
Paul Pirola ... foley artist
Livia Ruzic ... dialogue editor
Roger Savage ... sound mixer
Gareth Vanderhope ... sound effects editor
Mark J. Wasiutak ... boom operator (as Mark Wasiutak)
Gary Wilkins ... sound recordist

Special Effects by

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Jeff Little ... special effects
Peter Stubbs ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Kevin Williams ... optical effects

Stunts

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Szumai Anderson ... stunt double: Sophie
Rainey Carah ... stunt double: Gloria
Chris Peters ... stunt coordinator
Lea Reid ... stunt liaison
Russell Frost ... stunts (uncredited)
Mark Hennessy ... stunt coordinator (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Scott Brokate ... grip
Greg De Marigny ... camera department attachment (as Greg deMarigny)
Warwick Field ... focus puller
Jon Goldney ... key grip
Darren Hansen ... fourth electrician
Rob Henry ... fourth electrician
Chris Hobbs ... clapper loader
Paul Jackson ... camera equipment: Samuelson Film Service
Jennifer Mitchell ... still photographer (as Jennifer K. Mitchell)
Harry Panagiotidis ... Steadicam operator
Nick Payne ... gaffer
Greg Ryan ... focus puller
Chris Shanahan ... third electrician
Peter Stockley ... third grip
Anthony Tulloch ... best boy electric

Casting Department

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Katherine Dodd ... casting assistant (as Kathryn Dodd)
Kate Finsterer ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Neville Kerr ... assistant stand-by wardrobe
Louise McCarthy ... wardrobe assistant
Rachel Nott ... stand-by wardrobe
Susi Thompson ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Maurice Burns ... location scout
Greg Ellis ... location manager
Chris Odgers ... location manager

Music Department

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Ric Formosa ... orchestrator
Michael Grabowsky ... music score coordinator
Paul Grabowsky ... conductor / orchestrator
Xie Kun ... musician: tenor
Diana Manson ... music consultant
Susan Pierotti ... musician: solo violin
George Spiro ... musician: bazookie
Robin Gray ... music scoring engineer (uncredited)
Justine Jones ... music copyist (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Bruce Alsop ... facility driver
Allan Boyd ... facility driver
Kevin Bryant ... facility driver
Alison Coop ... facility driver (as Allison Coop)

Other crew

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Antonia Barnard ... completion guarantor: Film Finances Inc.
Sam Bathurst ... caterer
Teresa Blake ... choreographer
David Bowden ... caterer
Sheila Buzza ... caterer
Dennis Davidson ... publicity campaign
John Faithful ... caterer
Rachel Garnsey ... production coordinator
Paul Grabowsky ... arranger: "Gloria"
Robert Hall ... unit attachment
Pamela Hammond ... liaison: Digital Film Laboratories
Ben Holgate ... assistant to director
Tony Leonard ... insurance agent
Jacinta Lomas ... production secretary
Ed McShortall ... safety officer (as Eddy McShortall)
Sarah Norris ... assistant to producer
Rudolf Osadnik ... leader: Victoria Philharmonic Orchestra (as Rudi Osadnik)
Juanita Parker ... production accountant
Meg Rennie ... stand-in: Gia Carides
Karen Robson ... lawyer
Fiona Searson ... unit publicist: Dennis Davidson Associates
Cameron Stewart ... production runner
Justin Stewart ... stand-in: Anthony La Paglia
Victoria Sullivan ... continuity
Steve Taysom ... film stock contact: Kodak Australasia
Shaynee Yaffe ... publicity liaison
Clive Young ... accounting assistant
Sharon Young ... accounting assistant
Ann Darrouzet ... liaison: Australian Film Finance Corporation (uncredited)
John Fox ... armorer (uncredited)
Mark Hennessy ... safety report (uncredited)

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Brett Newman ... special thanks: Professional Helicopter Services
Sue Wills ... special thanks
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Plot Summary

Sophie, a writer of racy romance novels, is working on one of her stories in the library, when Eddie overhears her. Sophie, embarrassed by her paralyzed leg from childhood polio, spurns his advances, but when Sophie breaks her leg, she has the perfect way of hiding her disability from Eddie. As Sophie struggles to win over Eddie and hide her disability, Eddie's jealous fiance and a police officer investigating a jewel heist threaten their relationship. Written by Mike Myers

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Taglines If she can hide her past, and he can hide his present, they just might have a future. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Paperback Romance (United States)
  • Lucky Break - Leidenschaft in Gips (Germany)
  • Golpe de suerte (Spain)
  • Srecan prelom (Serbia)
  • Um Golpe de Sorte (Brazil)
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  • 94 min
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Goofs When riding in the back seat of Eddie's car, after convincing the doctor to leave her leg cast on for two more weeks, Sophie is wiggling her supposedly paralyzed toes. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in She's So Lovely/Hoodlum/Excess Baggage/Paperback Romance/M/Le Samurai (1997). See more »
Soundtracks Love and Affection See more »
Crazy Credits Very special thanks to Elizabeth Hastings and her broken leg. See more »

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