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Tough Luck (2003)

A tense and intricate web of deceit and betrayal entangles Archie, a wandering grifter who is hired by a traveling carnival owner to murder his beautiful wife.

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Gary Ellis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Norman Reedus ... Archie
Marco St. John ... Charlie
Rick Negron ... Rafael
David A. Flood David A. Flood ... Bally Talker
George McArthur George McArthur ... Borachov (as George 'The Giant' McArthur)
Fahnohlee Harris Fahnohlee Harris ... Pretty Girl
Marcus Lyle Brown ... Sailor
Dagmara Dominczyk ... Divana
Charles Grant Charles Grant ... Bermuda
Armand Assante ... Ike
Ted Manson ... Saully
F.X. Vitolo ... Vladamir (as Frank Vitolo)
John McConnell John McConnell ... Detective
Jack Radosta Jack Radosta ... Bartender
Patricia Cheron Patricia Cheron ... Floozy
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Storyline

A tense and intricate web of deceit and betrayal entangles Archie, a wandering grifter who is hired by a traveling carnival owner to murder his beautiful wife, Divana, only to be seduced into acting as her accomplice. He tries to fake the murder and collect his payment, but is double-crossed and framed for the crime. On the run, and believing Divana dead, he chances upon her in New Orleans where he discovers the fake murder was just a diversion for her and the carney owner to steal a quarter of a million dollars in laundered casino money. In a seductive play for trust fueled by passion, Divana convinces Archie to take part in a new plot to steal the casino money and start a new life. In a twisted finale he discovers the true meaning of double-cross in a deadly collision of money and revenge. Written by Aaron Rogers

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There's a sucker born every minute.

Genres:

Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and sexual content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 2004 (United Arab Emirates) See more »

Also Known As:

Cruel Divana See more »

Filming Locations:

Alabama, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital | DTS (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Actor Steve Comisar, who played Stan in Tough Luck, appeared in the 1985 X-Rated Film "Sister Dearest" with porn star Traci Lords. See more »

Goofs

Archie opens a case that contains identical bundles of $100 bills, although the money is the takings from casino punters. See more »

Quotes

Archie: I always think of women like casinos. They love you when you are up. They hate you when you are down. They throw you out when you cheat. But still you keep coming back for more.
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Round and round she goes ...
23 February 2006 | by ruffriderSee all my reviews

This is a quirky heist/caper film, one that seems predictable at first then keeps surprising until the last scene. The protagonist is a grifter who goes to work in a little carnival, where he's paid to kill the manager's belly dancer wife Divana then ends up falling for her himself. She's alluring, tricky and deadly and she keeps disappearing and popping up again like some sort of magician's trick. The film's other props include her duplicitous husband/employer (played by the talented Armand Assante), some nasty Dominican mobsters and most important to the plot, a suitcase full of money. Just like the old "shell game," the one where you have to guess which one the pea's under, you'll be guessing who's got the money, and like the victims of the hucksters who run such games, you'll probably guess wrong. Dagma Dominczyk, as lovely Divana, is a talented performer and an eyeful, whether she's dancing with the huge snake around her shoulders or working her grift on all the unfortunate men in her orbit. Norman Reedus is fine as the young con who is flummoxed by the elusive beauty he was paid to kill. Don't count him out, however, for he turns out to be smarter than anyone gave him credit for. This oddball film is worth a look.


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