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Seven Times Lucky (2004)

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An aging con-man and a beautiful, ambitious student cross paths in a scam that promises to make them both rich.

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Gary Yates

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Credited cast:
Kevin Pollak ... Harlan
Liane Balaban ... Fiona
Jonas Chernick ... Sonny
James Tolkan ... Dutch
Aleks Paunovic ... Sacco
Babs Chula ... Eddie (as Babz Chula)
Gordon Tootoosis ... Mr. Five Wounds
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Anniko ... Bartender
Mike Bell Mike Bell
Ryan Rajendra Black ... Five Wounds "Nephew" (as Ryan Black)
John Bluethner John Bluethner ... Francois
Paul Christie Paul Christie ... Police Officer
Allan Wallace Dunkeld Allan Wallace Dunkeld ... Hooded Thief
Ernesto Griffith Ernesto Griffith ... Kurt the Dealer
Robert Huculak Robert Huculak ... Lanky Gambler
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Christmas on the Canadian prairie: Harlan, a small-time grifter, plans a big con with his moll Fiona, scraggly and half his age. Expensive watches "on loan" from a jeweler, cash borrowed at a high vig from a tribal fund manager, and an old violin are props in the con; a pawnbroker with a safe full of money and various well-armed or well-protected thugs get their ores in as well. Problems, crosses, and double-crosses mount: Harlan finds himself on the stick's short end as the night progresses. Whose money will end up where? And for whom will this be a silent night? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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You only con the ones you love.

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

7 golpes de suerte See more »

Filming Locations:

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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There is purposely no discernible timeframe for the movie. There are '70s and '80s cars and rotary dial phones coupled with the latest cellphones. See more »

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Canadian Noir
1 February 2004 | by BillSee all my reviews

Film noir Canadian style shot on a shoestring budget. Kevin Pollak in a rare lead role. Some interesting twists and turns. Lies and deception. Happy ending. It is refreshing to have the film set at Christmas, and creates opportunities for delightful contrasts with low-lifes and Christmas music.

I love the genre and I liked the movie. Not great by any means. But it moved along nicely and had enough subtleties and nuances that it felt fresh and not simply derivative. Oh, and Liane Balaban is fetching without working too hard at it.


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