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Hard Luck (2006)

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Ex drug dealer Lucky goes straight after prison. He's a street vendor in NYC. An old friend invites him to a strip club but uses him as muscle in a drug deal. When cops come, he leaves with the money and stripper.


Mario Van Peebles


Larry Brand (screenplay), Mario Van Peebles (screenplay) | 1 more credit »





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


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


One day could turn out to be the luckiest day in an unlucky man's life. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


Features a collaboration between Wesley Snipes, Mario Van Peebles and Bill Cobbs reunited the trio for the first time since 1991's New Jack City (1991). See more »


[last lines]
Cass: You want to hear me beg?
Rainn: [whips out a switchblade] Nah I wanna here you scream
[starts stabbing her]
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References Scream (1996) See more »


Faded Beauty Queen
Written by Tree Adams and Cydney Robinson and Erina Sako
Performed by Cydney Robinson and Erina Sako
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User Reviews

Straight to Late Night Basic Cable Syndication is too good for this mess
12 May 2009 | by adammrosenbergSee all my reviews

Faded/fading stars, newbies just out of school, a plot which makes little sense, clichés tired and banal, dialogue which adds insult to injury, performances which range from good jokes to bad, to just tired as well. You hope everyone was stoned and having fun enough to actually laugh at the mess they're making which at least aspires on occasion to camp, however hard it falls on its face. Dreck, grade D product with grade B- production values. Only the dregs of basic cable could pass this off as a way to kill a couple of late-night hours, which might work as you also do your toenails (and/or beat weed), listen to music, and chat online.

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Release Date:

17 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hard Luck See more »

Filming Locations:

Providence, Rhode Island, USA See more »


Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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