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House of Luk (2001)

Three lives are about to change...three fortunes are about to unfold...three cookies are about to be eaten... House of Luk is more than just a Chinese Restaurant. It's where people talk ... See full summary »

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Derek Diorio

Writer:

Dan Lalande
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Cast

Credited cast:
Pierre Brault Pierre Brault ... Chuck Warden
Dan Lalande Dan Lalande ... Marshall Cotton
John Ng John Ng ... Ho Fook
Michael Moriarty ... Mr. Kidd
Pat Morita ... Kwang Luk
Lorraine Ansell Lorraine Ansell ... Melinda
Linda Goodwin Linda Goodwin ... Francine
Elaine Klimasko Elaine Klimasko ... Mrs. Warden
Mark Bastianelli Mark Bastianelli ... Chuck's Son
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Norman Mikeal Berketa Norman Mikeal Berketa ... Man In Car (as Norm Berketta)
Peter Michael Dillon ... Dick Hope
Tori Hammond Tori Hammond ... Principal
Yvette Harper Pouliotte Yvette Harper Pouliotte ... Sandy
James O'Regan James O'Regan ... Al
Gilles Plouffe Gilles Plouffe ... Client
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Three lives are about to change...three fortunes are about to unfold...three cookies are about to be eaten... House of Luk is more than just a Chinese Restaurant. It's where people talk about their problems, fall in love and learn about life. Follow the comic mis-adventures of three men as they figure out what it means to eat at the House of Luk. Marshall Cotton, is a balding, middle-aged down-and-out salesman who's always selling the wrong thing-including his ex-wife! Ho Fook Lao is a bumbling Feng Shui Consultant whose life is in constant dis-harmony, until he meets the woman of this dreams. Problem is, she's a lesbian. Chuck Warden is a building contractor who lives with his silent mother and emotionally distant son. Desperate to bring harmony into his home he discovers a very special way of reaching out to his family and communicating the love he feels for them. Lording over them all is Kwang Luk, the restaurant's Buddha-like proprietor who gives Marshall, Ho Fook and Chuck each a... Written by Joanna D'Angelo <dangelo@distinctfeatures.com>

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Life is like a fortune cookie... it has to come apart before you get the message

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Drama | Family | Comedy

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Budget:

CAD 600,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Tip of the Iceberg
16 March 2001 | by filmbuff-ottawaSee all my reviews

House of Luk is the 'tip of the iceberg' of great things to come from this Ottawa production house!

This film takes an entertaining look at three unsuspecting characters' twists of fortune cookie fates. It's a good mix of fun, laughter and a few tears that leaves the viewer happily musing over one's own potential 'fortune cookie' read on life.

The three separate stories thread themselves nicely through the film. Nuances of Canadian humour add an interesting flavour to the stories. There were some strong performances from the local talent. In particular, John Ng, the Feng Shui expert, was one of my favourites. I was impressed with the cinematography of this newly formed production house. The music chosen was excellent! In fact I craved for more of it through the quieter passages of the film. It's clear Distinct Features has the talent to make excellent films!! Watch as this will become one of this production house's early classics.

All in all, it's a 'feel good and laugh' film. Go see it! It may influence your own fortune!


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