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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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Taglines:

Reach for your dreams!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$39,962, 9 March 1997
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Company Credits

Production Co:

East-West Film Partners See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

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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Soundtracks

Ogi No Mato
Performed by The Soloists of the Ensemble Nipponia
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A Good Comedy
31 August 2002 | by KfirstSee all my reviews

A very funny, laugh-out-loud movie. I checked Vincent D'Onofrio's credits after seeing this movie and realize I have seen him so many times in very good roles but this film really showcased his comedic talent. Good Luck told a good story about two totally different guys who really aren't so different after all. They captured the essence of how to give meaning back to your life, when you don't think things are going the way you thought they would. Don't miss this - it's one of the good ones out there! 3 out of 4.


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