Lucky follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off the map desert town.


John Carroll Lynch


Logan Sparks (screenplay), Drago Sumonja (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Dean Stanton ... Lucky
David Lynch ... Howard
Ron Livingston ... Bobby Lawrence
Ed Begley Jr. ... Dr. Christian Kneedler
Tom Skerritt ... Fred
Barry Shabaka Henley ... Joe
James Darren ... Paulie
Beth Grant ... Elaine
Yvonne Huff ... Loretta (as Yvonne Huff Lee)
Hugo Armstrong ... Vincent
Bertila Damas ... Bibi
Pam Sparks Pam Sparks ... Pam (as Pamela Sparks)
Mouse Mouse ... Mouse
Ulysses Olmedo Ulysses Olmedo ... Juan Wayne (as Ulysses Olemdo)
Ana Mercedes ... Victoria


Lucky is an old US Navy veteran of rigid habits and attitudes in a small town. When his routine is interrupted by a sudden collapse at home, Lucky finds himself realizing that his remarkably healthy old age is going to face an inevitable decline and he has to accept it. In that difficult reassessment, Lucky must face up to what he believes in and how much it compares to his neighbors' priorities. In doing so, Lucky finds that his life has its positive side as he searches for some meaning that he can accept. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (

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Comedy | Drama


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The film reunites Harry Dean Stanton and Tom Skerritt after 38 years since they appeared in Alien (1979). See more »


Lucky: We come here and we go out alone.
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References Deal or No Deal (2005) See more »


Arboles de la Barranca
Performed By Nati Cano's Mariachi Los Camperos (as Mariachi Los Camperos)
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A film of reflection on life, thought, time, and journey at one's end of the road.
25 October 2017 | by blanbrnSee all my reviews

Just recently saw an independent film called "Lucky" with the now late character actor Harry Dean Stanton and clearly it was a touching swan song for Harry and for those who viewed it. Stanton is Lucky a living 90 year old man who's probably at the end of the tunnel despite okay health. And you guessed it he's set in his ways especially with the belief that he doesn't want to face death or he's not too set on the believe of a higher power.

Living in the southwest Lucky's days are spent walking, and going to the local bar and diner to drink and he passes his time during the day after getting up working puzzles and watching game shows. Plus he even smokes some weed with a new African American female friend. And the chats and visits with locals and friends help Lucky move along.

Still thru it all this old man is set in his ways he who doesn't want new acceptance or change in which he fears in his small town life it's a long last reflection on life and being who he is. The supporting cast is well rounded here with David Lynch, Ed Begley Jr., Tom Skeritt and others. Overall well done film of one looking at their life and surroundings and coming to terms with time and reflection without change.

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

29 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Piru, California, USA See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$43,293, 1 October 2017

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Dolby Digital | Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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