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Lucky Luke (2009)

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Fearless gunslinger Lucky Luke is ordered by the President to bring peace to Daisy Town.

Director:

James Huth

Writers:

Sonja Shillito (scenario), James Huth (scenario) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Dujardin ... Lucky Luke
Michaël Youn ... Billy The Kid
Sylvie Testud ... Calamity Jane
Daniel Prévost ... Pat Poker
Alexandra Lamy ... Belle
Melvil Poupaud ... Jesse James
Jean-François Balmer ... Le gouverneur
André Oumansky ... President
Gabriel Corrado Gabriel Corrado ... Luke's Father
Pompeyo Audivert ... Undertaker
Atilio Pozzobón Atilio Pozzobón ... Barman
Alberto Laiseca Alberto Laiseca ... Dick Digger
Mathias Sandor Mathias Sandor ... Young Luke
Carolina Presno Carolina Presno ... Luke's Mother
Carlos Kaspar Carlos Kaspar ... Hank
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Fearless gunslinger Lucky Luke is ordered by the President to bring peace to Daisy Town.

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Trivia

There are many anachronisms, historical inaccuracies and factual errors in the film, as well as switching between English and French in the language used on signs. The "Lucky Luke" comic was never meant to be an accurate depiction of life in the American West; creative freedom would often be used to enable a good laugh. See more »

Goofs

The credit for "Saloon Girls" is misspelled as "Saloon Gilrs". See more »

Quotes

Lucky Luke: Lucky Luke - Put 'em up!
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Crazy Credits

The forty-sixth acting credit is 'Painter Emeritus - Henry Fonda". "Emeritus" refers to a famous person in retirement - the joke is that Fonda died in 1982, so he is a retired Western film actor. See more »

Connections

References The Searchers (1956) See more »

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Love Me
Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Misguided western
1 July 2011 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

Unlike 99% of the English-speaking population of North America, I have some familiarity with the French "Lucky Luke" comic books. The filmmakers of this cinematic adaptation managed to get some things right. The production values, for one thing, are top-notch. The locations (the film was shot in Argentina) look gorgeous and look like the American west, and the sets are elaborate and eye-catching. Also, the actor chosen to play Lucky Luke was a good choice, looking somewhat like how the character appears in the comics, and has some natural comic talent.

Unfortunately, despite positive points like those, the movie has some serious problems that make me unable to recommend it. For one thing, there is barely a plot here, and things are stretched out to last 105 minutes. There are also some inconsistencies, like how some signs are in English, and others are in French. But what really sinks the movie is its tone. The comics were breezy and amusing, but this movie for the most part plays out in a surprisingly bleak and dark manner. There's no joy or amusement here.

Even if you are curious about how France tries to compete against Hollywood blockbusters, I recommend that you skip this movie and try something better, like "The Crimson Rivers" or even "Don't Die Too Hard".


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Official Sites:

Official site [France]

Country:

France | Argentina

Language:

French

Release Date:

21 October 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Laimingasis Lukas See more »

Filming Locations:

Argentina See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR27,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,854,472
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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