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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 »

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Richard LaBrie

Writer:

Bob Comfort
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Cast

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 ... Himself
Roy Firestone Roy Firestone ... Himself
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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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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DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Tony 'Ole' Olezniak: Do you remember the Donner Party? I'm not going to starve to death in the freakin' woods!"
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End of Your Rope
Written and Performed by Jay Bolton and Mary Ekler
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Good,with reservations
27 January 2004 | by wardicus2002See all my reviews

GOOD LUCK is an entertaining, frequently very funny, and extremely well-acted film. Unfortunately, it can't quite make up its mind whether it wants to be a realistic depiction of the problems facing the disabled or a feel good film. The strong language and sexual situations make it the former--some of the more unrealistically upbeat scenes the latter. Still, it's a lot better than many films that get more publicity. And the acting is superb. Max Gail is wonderful in a small but crucial part. The late Gregory Hines is excellent, although there's something disconcerting about such a great dancer confined to a wheelchair (although that may have been the point of his casting). And look here--Vincent D'Onofrio in what probably is the most conventional starring role of his career. And he looks terrific, right from the film's start, when he's speeding along in a sports car. He's believable as a football star, and, as always, a terrific actor.

Can I recommend it? Definitely for D'Onofrio and Hines fans. It would also be a nice antidote to the usual sports film. It certainly deserves to be better known.

Wardicus


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