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Lucy (2003)

Not Rated | | Biography, Comedy, Drama | TV Movie 4 May 2003
MOW about the life of Lucille Ball, focusing on the loving yet tumultuous relationship with Desi Arnaz.

Director:

Glenn Jordan

Writers:

Katie Ford, T.S. Cook
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachel York ... Lucille Ball
Danny Pino ... Desi Arnaz
Ann Dowd ... Dede
LaChanze ... Harriett
Madeline Zima ... Teen Lucy
Rebecca Hobbs ... Vivian Vance
Merv Smith ... Grandpa Fred
Russell Newman Russell Newman ... Bill Frawley
Zoe Carides Zoe Carides ... Lolita De Acha
Christopher Brougham Christopher Brougham ... Adult Freddy (as Chris Brougham)
Ray Woolf ... Ed Sedgwick
Peter Mochrie ... Don Sharpe
Andrew Robertt ... Bob Carroll Jr. (as Andrew Mitchell)
Lauchlin MacDonald ... Jess Oppenheimer (as Lachlan Macdonald)
Theresa Healey Theresa Healey ... Madelyn Pugh
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Storyline

After her grandfather is financially ruined in a lawsuit over a shooting accident, Lucille 'Lucy' Ball pursues her dream of fame as actress. She succeeds in comical parts, often the girl who gets the cake in her face. Then she meets and soon marries the love of her life, Desiderio 'Desi' . Ricky, Latin band leader and aristocratic son of an exiled Cuban mayor. Desi proves a business genius, who gets a revolutionary method adopted to gain production control of the sitcom "I Love Lucy", a format devised for him and Lucy to star in. Despite offspring, their family life soon gets into stormy waters, mainly due to his infidelity, gambling and temper. Written by KGF Vissers

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When the comedy stopped...real life began.


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Did You Know?

Goofs

Eddie Cantor did not direct Roman Scandals as stated in this wildly inaccurate film - Frank Tuttle did. See more »

Quotes

Desi Arnaz: I work hard, I play hard, I drink hard and I love hard.
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Connections

References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

User Reviews

Pretty cool..very worth watching

It was on tv last night..kinda surprised no one has commented on it yet. I actually missed the first 20 minutes or so of this because the alarm didn't wake me like it should have, but the rest of the film was very gripping. I never realized how much drama there was in Lucille's life..it's quite sad to think about. She was very happy on-stage, clearly.

The looks of the actors, Rachel and Daniel, were very off from the real Lucy and Desi (sometimes they actually find people who look like the people) which kinda threw me and made it hard for me to like see everything happening to the real Lucy. However their voices and accents were really good, so that helped. I noticed they kinda changed around a few things whenever they were recalling an episode...like the chocolate factory one...it was the bossy lady who called the machines to go faster..not Lucy..oh well. It's also sad that it ended so early in the story of their lives, but I suppose it was just to portray the story of "Lucy". It was still excellent and stuck in my mind.


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Official Sites:

CBS Primetime Movies

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lucy See more »

Filming Locations:

Auckland, New Zealand See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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