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Lucky

USA, English, 88 mins

  • Director: John Carroll Lynch
  • Writer: Logan Sparks; Drago Sumonja
  • Producer: Ira Steven Behr; Logan Sparks

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Feature film debuts don't come much better than this...nor with such pathos and pedigree. Harry Dean Stanton's final film...he died 2 weeks before its US release...leaving behind a cannon of mighty films...and this...a masterwork of his profession.

Lucky lives alone, never married, ex-Navy, no kids, drinks cocktails and loves Liberace...it doesn't take a super sleuth to detect that Lucky may be in cahoots with Dorothy...although not explicitly said, the evidence is pointing - distinctly - towards Oz!

Harry Dean Stanton takes us on a whistlestop tour of every emotion...when his wizzened face breaks into a smile, when he sings, when he shows his fear and loneliness...when his regrets are plain to see...his audience, like the faithful, go wherever he leads them. Reflections such as these are all too rare in the cinema nowadays.

This is an old-fashioned film about an old-fashioned man...that blossoms with old-fashioned humour and sentiment. Exceptional and un-missable.


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The(ir) Blurb...

Follows the journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off-the-map desert town. He finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self-exploration.

Cast & Characters

Harry Dean Stanton as Lucky;
David Lynch as Howard;
Ron Livingston as Bobby Lawrence;
Ed Begley Jr. as Dr. Christian Kneedler;
Tom Skerritt as Fred;
Beth Grant as Elaine;
James Darren as Paulie;
Barry Shabaka Henley as Joe;
Yvonne Huff as Loretta;
Hugo Armstrong as Vincent;
Bertila Damas as Bibi;
Ana Mercedes as Victoria;
Sarah Cook as Debbie;
Amy Claire as Frances;
Ulysses Olmedo as Juan Wayne

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