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Lucky Numbers

also known as “Bilhete Premiado,” “Combinación ganadora,” “Combinaison gagnante,” “Há horas felizes,” “Laimingi skaičiai,” “Le bon numéro,” “Lucky Numbers - Ein Wetterfrosch auf Abwegen,” “Lucky numbers - kaikki pelissä,” “Magic Numbers,” “Numer stulecia,” “Números de suerte,” “O afacere cu numere,” “Srećni brojevi,” “Sretni brojevi,” “Telitalálat,” “Tyheroi arithmoi,” “Τυχεροί Αριθμοί,” “Печелившата комбинация,” “Счастливые номера”
MPA Rating: R-Rating (MPA) for language, sexuality, some drug use and brief violence.
Not Recommended
Moviemaking Quality:
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Primary Audience:
Adults
Genre:
Comedy Romance
Length:
1 hr. 45 min.
Year of Release:
2000
USA Release:
October 27, 2000
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Copyright, Paramount Pictures Copyright, Paramount Pictures
Featuring John TravoltaRuss Richards
Lisa KudrowCrystal
Tim RothGig
Michael RapaportDale
Bill PullmanDet. Pat Lakewood
Richard Schiff … Jerry Green
Michael MooreWalter
Ed O'Neill … Dick Simmons
Daryl Mitchell … Det. Chambers
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Director Nora Ephron
John Lindley
Producer G. Mac Brown, Nora Ephron, Andrew Lazar, Jonathan Krane, Sean Daniel
Distributor Distributor: Paramount Pictures Corporation. Trademark logo.Paramount Pictures

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: Down on his luck, a popular Los Angeles weatherman, Russ Richards (John Travolta), convinces his coworker, the Lotto lady Crystal Leroy (Lisa Kudrow), to rig the numbers so that he can make a little extra cash. Having squandered his own earnings on trival pursuits such as a snowmobile business in Pennsylvania, Richards is desperate for a financial break. However, his plan goes terribly wrong.


Viewer Comments
Negative
Negative—This movie was full of obscenities and references to illicit sex. It had scenes from strip bars and murder as well. The whole storyline is only secondary to all the trash in it and for a John Travolta movie this was one big disappointment. My husband and I both regretted watching it. We made the mistake of not reading any reviews on it first! My Ratings: [Extremely Offensive / 1½]
Laura Andrews, age 32
Negative—This is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. It consisted of obscene language, extra-marital sex, gambling, cheating and murder with a foolish plot. Plus, the actors acted silly throughout the entire movie. From a Christian’s standpoint, I would recommend not seeing this movie at the theater or on video. I’m also disappointed in John Travolta for making this kind of movie. My Ratings: [1/1]
David, age 43
Movie Critics
…over 70 obscenities combined with many regular profanities and moderate crude terms assault the ears…
Preview Family Movie and TV Review
…sexual innuendo, including references to masturbation, genitalia, anal sex, oral sex, rape, lesbianism, biblical sex and sex with blow-up dolls…
Kids-in-Mind
…scantily clad exotic dancers/strippers… casual sex…
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