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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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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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Color
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Shot in 56 days on October 3 and November 28, 2005. See more »

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References Saturday Night Fever (1977) See more »

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Snipes worst film period
26 December 2008 | by scorpion-52See all my reviews

How come people give this lousy film so many good reviews but superior Snipes films like Art Of War II and The Marksman get so many negative reviews? This has got to be one of the most boring thrillers i've ever had the displeasure of sitting through, there's long stretches of boredom without anything interesting happening. Plus to make things worse the terrible serial killer subplot is shoehorned in and takes away the focus from the main story with Snipes character. These have to be the most pathetic and least intimidating serial killers ever, they just look so ordinary, but maybe that was the point? Well I like serial killers to be threatening and they failed miserably at that here, and they're torture methods aren't so much disturbing as confusing, exactly what the hell did those helmet things do to people? Didn't look so bad to me. Snipes along with his female companion at least look they're trying to make the best out of lousy film but the awful performances from everyone else make it a lost cause, even the half-way decent finale dosen't make the film worth watching. It's surprising how bad this film is, considering it was directed by Mario Van Peebles, who's proved to be a talented director, I certainly hope his next film has more thought and effort put into it then this crap fest.


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