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Lucky Break (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Romance | 19 April 2002 (USA)
Under the leadership of a small-time bank robber, British inmates hatch a plan to escape by staging a musical.

Director:

Peter Cattaneo

Writers:

Ronan Bennett (screenplay), Stephen Fry (book)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Nesbitt ... James 'Jimmy' Hands / Lord Nelson in Show
Olivia Williams ... Annabel Sweep / Lady Hamilton in Show
Timothy Spall ... Cliff Gumbell
Bill Nighy ... Roger 'Rog' Chamberlain / King George III in Show
Lennie James ... Rudy 'Rud' Guscott / Hardy in Show
Ron Cook ... Mr. Perry, the Guard
Frank Harper ... John Toombes
Raymond Waring ... Darren
Christopher Plummer ... Graham Mortimer
Julian Barratt ... Paul Dean
Peter Wight ... Officer George Barratt
Celia Imrie ... Amy Chamberlain
Peter McNamara Peter McNamara ... Ward
Andy Linden Andy Linden ... Kenny
Ram John Holder Ram John Holder ... Old Billy Morris
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Storyline

Half-way through his 12-year prison sentence for an incompetent armed robbery, Jimmy Hands gets a lucky break: he's transferred to a prison from which he can probably escape. He convinces the governor to stage a musical in an old chapel next to the prison's outer wall. He rounds up volunteer actors and puts his escape plan into production. Two other barriers, besides the wall, confront him: the arrival of a nasty inmate, John Toombes, who insists on joining the escape, and Jimmy's feelings of attraction for Anabel, a social worker who agrees to appear in the play. Opening night approaches: is this Jimmy's breakout performance? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

An escapist comedy from the director of "The Full Monty"

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some sexual references | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Our Lucky Break See more »

Filming Locations:

Devon, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,495, 7 April 2002

Gross USA:

$54,606

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,572,403
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Roger 'Rog' Chamberlain: I understand you fellas have lost interest in long-term imprisonment.
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Crazy Credits

During the credits we are shown what happens to the escapees, the security guard, and the warden, along with a short piano song by Cliff. See more »

Connections

References South Pacific (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

54-46 Was My Number
(1966)
Written by Toots Hibbert
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd.
Performed by Toots & The Maytals
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nice
1 September 2001 | by jimK-3See all my reviews

....and for one reason only, it didn't do what every single brit com, has done this year, in fact every one since i can remember has done. Whats that you ask? SHOWN EVERY SINGLE FUNNY BIT IN THE TRAILER. ok so the yanks do it a hell of a lot too but we British seem very guilty of it. anyway i've got that off my chest now so i'll continue. I went into this film with fairly low expectations, coz there were few funny bits in the trailer so i figured thats all it has to offer, and i came out with that warmish glow inside, you know that one you get when you've seen a really 'nice' film.Yes this film is nice, its one of those that makes you go awwwww, especially if you stay right to the very end of the credits, and once you have finished laughing James Nesbit's wig you'll realize this. Cattaneo has but together a superb supporting cast especially in Tim Spall and Christopher Plummer who both do superb turns. Go and see this film if you just want to see something you'll come out feeling nice after


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