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Mario Van Peebles

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wesley Snipes ... Lucky
Jackie Quinones ... Angela (as Jacquelyn Quinones)
Cybill Shepherd ... Cass
James Hiroyuki Liao ... Chang (as James Liao)
Aubrey Dollar ... Rainn
Kevin Thoms ... Roland
Adrain Washington ... Lucky (as Adrian Washington)
Noah Fleiss ... Sol Rosenbaum
Bill Cobbs ... Cobb
Kevin Chapman ... Franklin
Tom Kemp ... Gino Gambetta
Mike Messier ... Eugene
Mario Van Peebles ... Captain Davis
Tony Hua Tony Hua ... Detective Lee
Luis Guzmán ... Million Dollar Mendez
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Storyline

Two converging story lines involving corrupt cops ripping off drug dealers and serial killers are followed as former drug dealer Lucky, trying to go straight after doing a prison stint, gets entangled within by a series of bad breaks. Shepherd plays a sadistic and vindictive mother of a handicapped son who along with her young kung-fu kicking boyfriend, abducts and tortures people who she feels scorn her son. Lucky, caught up in a shootout between dealers and cops, grabs two briefcases with $500,000 and goes on the run and has the hard luck of happening upon the serial killer's cabin. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

If it wasn't for bad luck, there would be no luck... See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence including some aberrant situations, sexual content/nudity and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hard Luck See more »

Filming Locations:

Providence, Rhode Island, USA See more »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Color
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The actor under the Old man mask in the Grocery store scene was not Wesley Snipes. See more »

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References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

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Round and Round
Written by Tree Adams, David Leggo Rojas (as David 'Leggo' Rojas) & Tyler Coomes (as J.Tyler Coomes)
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Snipes attempt at trying to re-package himself
13 November 2006 | by mozliSee all my reviews

HARD LUCK with Wesley Snipes, Mario Van Peebbles and Cybill Shepherd. Not bad but I think its a little late coming. It feels like it should have been released at least six to seven years ago. It is part of the post-Pulp Fiction style of movies of the last 12 years. It has that Tarantino, DePalma, David Lynch feel to it at times that I think Van Peebles(and Snipes I would imagine)wanted to try and capture. Its a very good attempt. Because its another straight-to-video flick it won't likely make any best of list or even honorable mention but I thought it was worth checking out. One goes in thinking its another straight forward action-thriller and you realize that it is an absurdist black comedy. An African-American take on Joe Orton or Harold Pinter. Not all the writing is at that level but definitely the atmosphere is. Very different kind of role for Ms. Shepherd. I don't want to spoil anything so you'll might be curious enough to see it. She made my eyebrows rise a few times. I felt it could have been better edited with a higher grade cinematographer. It just didn't have enough polish to give it a higher rating. I sensed that Mr. Snipes might have been a little nervous working on this kind of material that didn't position him in an familiar and easy to accept context. Its his way of acknowledging that TIME catches up to all of us. No matter how willful, handsome, charismatic or gifted we may be. Up to now Wesley has played easy to read heroes or villains and this guy was more of an Everyman. Not that he hasn't done regular guys in the past like WATERDANCE, ONE NIGHT STAND and DOWN IN THE DELTA. This character was an echo from his earlier work in NEW JACK CITY and SUGAR HILL but with far more apprehension and less cockiness.


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