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Luckytown (2000)

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Kirsten Dunst plays a young woman (Lidda), who is searching for her father (James Caan). She finds herself at odds with her boyfriend who wants nothing but a carefree lifestyle.

Director:

Paul Nicholas

Writer:

Brendan Beseth
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirsten Dunst ... Lidda Doyles
James Caan ... Charlie Doyles
Vincent Kartheiser ... Colonel
Luis Guzmán ... Jimmy
Robert Miano ... Tony DeCarlo
Jennifer Gareis ... Sugar
Federico Dordei ... Frankie
Theresa Russell ... Stella
Nick Paulos Nick Paulos ... Gill
Joseph D. Kucan Joseph D. Kucan ... Hector
Joe Lacoco Joe Lacoco ... Tough Looking Man
Joe La Due Joe La Due ... Motel Manager (as Joe LaDue)
Dom Angelo Dom Angelo ... Dealer
Sly Smith ... Mario
Brian Le Baron Brian Le Baron ... Kid (as Brian LeBaron)
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Storyline

If you find your dad, what happens next? When she turns 18, unhappy Lidda Daniels leaves Southern California to look for Charlie, her father, a professional gambler who abandoned her years before. On her way to Vegas, she picks up Colonel, a video store clerk whom she finds attractive even though they've never spoken. He's is happy to go, in part because he sees himself as a great poker player. It takes Lidda time to track down Charlie, who's involved in his own tangles: he's freshly back in Vegas for high-stakes poker with Tony, an old nemesis. Tony is jealous of Charlie over a woman, plus Tony has a new habit of hiring a hit man to kill anyone who beats him. Can anyone win? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Luck always runs out, true love doesn't. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexuality/nudity, language and drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Luckytown Blues See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Lida: is he gonna chase after us
colonel: Who Gill? Nah he still rides a bicycle.
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Connections

References Buffalo '66 (1998) See more »

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Written by Phillip Lammonds & Robert Houck
Performed by Blue Dogs
Produced by David Lowery
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Not Writer's Fault
3 February 2013 | by dbholt_99See all my reviews

Indeed, dumb. But don't blame the writer--he had written a kick ass script before this clumsy director got involved and made him re-write it 2-3 times and sucked all the life out of it. The original script was great and had Martin Sheen set to play Charlie. The writer, fresh out of UCLA, was set to direct it. At the last minute the funding dried up and one of the actors got the script to Paul, who then took over as director. He was flush with money from a German media company. He pushed Brendan aside as director and this mess was created. Probably destroyed the confidence (and career) of a promising young writer in the process.


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