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The Lucky Ones (2008)

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The story revolves around three soldiers - Colee, TK and Cheever - who return from the war after suffering injuries and learn that life has moved on without them. They end up on an unexpected road trip across the U.S., with Colee on a mission to bring her boyfriend's guitar back to his family because he saved her life, TK seeking confidence to face his wife after a shrapnel injury that threatens his sexual function and middle-aged Cheever planning to hit the casinos in a desperate effort to pay for his son's college tuition. Written by anonymous

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Three strangers with nothing to lose. And everything to find. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | War

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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26 September 2008 (USA)  »

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The Return  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$183,088, 28 September 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$183,088, 28 September 2008
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This is Tim Robbins's third time portraying a soldier. The first times were Top Gun (1986) and Jacob's Ladder (1990). In the latter film, he starred alongside Elizabeth Peña, who shares the same surname with Robbins' The Lucky Ones (2008) co-star 'Michael Pena' See more »

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T.K. Poole: [T.K. talks to his platoon while in Iraq] The key is listening to the signals and hearing what they're saying. If she touches you soft, that's how she wants to be touched. You do that until you can hear her get wet. You gotta know women. I'm serious. Last time I went home, my girl was so grateful, she went right outside and started to wash my car. Detailed it, everything, just to thank me. Nah, we gotta stop talking about pussy, 'cause if we're not careful, pussy's gonna get us ...
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Honey wagon driver - Gary Suckahosee See more »

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References The Fly (1986) See more »

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Ragged Wood
Written by Robin Pecknold
Performed by Fleet Foxes
Published by Foxes Fellowship (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records
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Excellent
2 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

This is excellent. This movie is a great example of how those in the military take care on one another. After my five years of military service as a Marine, I have found no other organization that works so well. This was a great example of how we (those in the military) get it done each and every day. It also illustrates that in the military we learn to work with both men and women and all colors. It is a simple matter of what is required to get the job done. Thanks for a good example of life in and out of the military.

The characters were true to form and based on my experience showed the way it really is as one tries to adapt and adjust to live after returning from a deployment. It was so smart to include a woman and to write the lines in such a way to show that she was an equal. While only a newbie to the military, she demonstrated life experiences and knowledge that helped the more senior members of the cast. A great job of balancing and showing that life experiences help those in the military deal with situations.

I do not think I can say enough how much I enjoyed watching this movie and experiences the life of military members through the characters in this film. Again, great job!


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