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88 days before his scheduled release from a state mental hospital Lucky O'Donnell returned home on the journey of a lifetime.

Director:

Jack Rubio

Writer:

Kirk Harris
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Rubio Jr. Jack Rubio Jr. ... Lucky O'Donnell - 7 Years Old
Brytane Garvin Brytane Garvin ... Sheryl Billings - 7 Years Old
Cameron Kuykendall Cameron Kuykendall ... Eric Billings - 7 Years Old
Kirk Harris ... Lucky O'Donnell
Jack Rubio ... Larry
Gareth Williams ... Raymond
Tony Longo ... Bobby
Renée Humphrey ... Sheryl Billings
Ron Gilbert ... Lou Billings
Art Chudabala ... Michael
Matthew Faber ... Eric Billings
Darrell Bryan ... Matt Johnson
Matt Clifford ... Store Clerk (as Matthew Clifford)
Nina Magnesson Nina Magnesson ... Jenny Livingston
Joanne Baron ... Gretchen
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88 days before his scheduled release from a state mental hospital Lucky O'Donnell returned home on the journey of a lifetime.

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Film Kitchen | Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 2001 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Ashland, Oregon, USA See more »

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Film Kitchen,Rogue Arts See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Happy Surprise
28 May 2003 | by zachehSee all my reviews

What a happy surprise this film was when I popped it into my deck. Usually when I pick a random indie film I regret it. Occasionally it pays off as it did with this wonderful, largely unknown gem. HARD LUCK is the kind of film Hollywood had the balls to make 30 years ago. It reminded me of some of the best 70's deterministic character-driven films like FIVE EASY PIECES (it even has Karen Black in a wonderful cameo!) BADLANDS or THE GAMBLER. Kirk Harris is beautifully understated in the ironically named character "Lucky". His humanistic and yet self-destructive decisions are heartbreaking. The film is very low-budget. Unfortunately, with the advent of the "block buster Independent" consuming the alternative distribution market, this type of film can only be made on the outer margins of the "un-dependent" world. Highly recommended.


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