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Lucky (2017)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 29 September 2017 (USA)
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The spiritual journey of a ninety-year-old atheist.


John Carroll Lynch


Logan Sparks (screenplay), Drago Sumonja (screenplay)
3,079 ( 3)
10 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »





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 ... Juan Wayne
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 (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Comedy | Drama


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English | Spanish

Release Date:

29 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lucky: Un joven de noventa años See more »

Filming Locations:

Piru, California, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,293, 1 October 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$955,925, 21 December 2017
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The diner scenes were shot at the same location as Train's "Marry Me" video. See more »


Lucky: There's a difference between lonely and being alone.
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I Stole The Right To Live
Written and Performed by Michael Hurley
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The older you are, the more you will see in this movie.
9 January 2018 | by tomindc-54452See all my reviews

When born actors live long enough to perfect their talent, and they share the insight that their characters experience in life, you get a masterpiece. But, like the Mona Lisa, viewers perceive nuance as THEY age; even though the painting ITSELF remains unchanged.

What cannot be seen with young eyes waits for older eyes to catch up. The younger viewer perceives the ironic as insight. The emotion they experience evolves from the pathetique. In contrast the emotion I felt was that of fulfillment and apprehension regarding the next chapter of existence.

When it was first unveiled, I doubt that people came from the world over to stare at Mona Lisa as they do today. Harry could not have spun a better yarn, nor crafted a better legacy for future generations. How lucky some of us have been to see his career flower - what a thrill to watch its last petal set free.

Watch this movie every 10 years.

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