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Good Luck (1996)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 7 March 1997 (USA)
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Hines plays a former dental student, Bern Lemley, who had to quit school just before finals because of a car accident that left him in a wheelchair. D'Onofrio plays a former pro football ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard LaBrie

Writer:

Bob Comfort
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gregory Hines ... Bernard 'Bern' Lemley
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Tony 'Ole' Olezniak
James Earl Jones ... James Bing
Max Gail ... Farmer John
Joe Theismann ... Self
Roy Firestone Roy Firestone ... Self
Robert O'Reilly ... Bartender
Jack Rader ... Drag Queen
Ramsay Midwood Ramsay Midwood ... Santa Claus
Maria O'Brien ... Peggy
Sarah Trigger ... Heidi
Ross Huffman-Kerr Ross Huffman-Kerr ... Olsen
Kathryn Howell ... Doris
William C. Simmonds William C. Simmonds ... Steve
Douglas Mace Douglas Mace ... Clock Hat Man
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Storyline

Hines plays a former dental student, Bern Lemley, who had to quit school just before finals because of a car accident that left him in a wheelchair. D'Onofrio plays a former pro football player, Ole Olezniak, who was blinded in a freak accident on the field. Before their accidents, Bern had been a tutor for Ole, and, after quitting his post-accident job as a denture technician, he approaches Ole about teaming up to enter a white-water rafting race on Oregon's Rogue River. Written by Katherine Smith

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Reach for your dreams!

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sex-related language | See all certifications »
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Goofs

In the scene when "Ole" throws his furniture through the window falling on top of the car parked on the street, we can see when he throws the sofa that there are a couple of policemen at the bottom of the shot moving away the traffic to do that scene. See more »

Quotes

Tony 'Ole' Olezniak: I dunno...maybe I need a balls check, myself.
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That's Amore
Written by Harry Warren (as H. Warren) and Jack Brooks (as J Brooks)
Performed by Dean Martin
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Hines and D'Onofrio shine as a paraplegic and a blind in this enjoyable film but with gratuitous profanities
10 August 2007 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Two disabled create an odd couple formed by a previous football star named Ole(Vincent D'Onofrio: Law and order)who was blinded in a sport accident and a paraplegic named Bern(Gregory Hines:Cotton club) wheelchair bounded.Both cripples decide participate in a popular rafting competition called ¨Gold City Regatta¨ on Oregon's Rogue River(The event is actually celebrated in Portland,Oregon).In the beginning the head-strong Ole refuses but is early convinced by Bern to compete in the contest defying all those who think that two handicapped can drive a raft along the river.

This independent film with good intentions mingles humorous dialogue with chuckles,giggles and drama-comedy ,besides of numerous sex jokes and profanities .This comedy and sometimes drama is quite grossed but has its good moments here and there.The film relies heavily on the continuous relationship between two friends but is plenty of pranks and sexual and scatological references like the continuous talking lustfully by the opposite sex and the description of bowel moment.The highlights film are the train scenes,the exciting football competition between OLe and Bern against the villagers and of course the final rafting with the sensational participation of our starring. Terrific performance by the protagonists, engaging acting by Gregory Hines(He was an accomplished tap dancer,born 1946, died 2003 by liver cancer)as an obstinate paralytic and top notch Vincent D'Onofrio as a stubborn blind.Plus appear as secondaries Max Gail,Sara Trigger and uncredited James Earl Jones as a sports commentator on the start film.The flick is written by Comfort with a feel-good script and direction by Richard Labrie is amateurish although sometimes gets depth, sensitivity and feeling good in its handling about blindness and paraplegia matter.This is his only film,he's usually editor for Playboy movies.Rating : Acceptable and entertaining with marvellous performance by the two stars.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Guys Like Us See more »

Filming Locations:

Coos Bay, Oregon, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,962, 9 March 1997

Gross USA:

$39,962

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,962
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1.37 : 1
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