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      Luckytown

      R 2000 1h 41m Drama List
      Reviews 21% Audience Score 100+ Ratings On her 18th birthday, Lidda (Kirsten Dunst) receives a check from her long-absent father, Charlie (James Caan), who is apparently a professional gambler in Las Vegas. She decides to leave her Tulsa, Okla., home to see him, and soon picks up Colonel (Vincent Kartheiser), a young cardsharp wannabe who's also heading for Vegas. Lidda and her travel companion hit it off, but it turns out Charlie is mixed up with dangerous types at the casinos, and his rivalries could put Lidda's life in danger. Read More Read Less

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      Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Aug 14, 2005 Full Review Christopher Null Filmcritic.com Ludicrous. Rated: 2/5 Aug 18, 2001 Full Review Ryan Cracknell Apollo Guide Rated: 47/100 Jul 19, 2001 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member s/b called more 'las vegas tales' Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Too many things happening... Yet, nothing happening. Not worth the time. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member Seems writer Brendan Beseth had never heard of the old adage "write what you know" as this is as artificial a gambling movie as you're likely to find. Prime example is the laughable lone cardplaying scene where two old nemeses play for $300,000. One of them owns a swank nightclub which affords plenty of privacy, but for some unknown reason they meet in a dingy, sweaty boxing gym after hours. Then, the showdown is over after one hand! The script is equally poor in trying to force a phony love-hate relationship between two road-tripping youths where you get to decide who is the bigger douche. Is it Kirsten Dunst whose intentionally erratic driving leaves them stranded in the Nevada desert? Or is it Vincent Kartheiser who gambles away their money (after being up $40,000) and also neglects to inform her that he found her father, the reason she came to Las Vegas? Match a bad script with some subpar performances and you're drawing dead, only James Caan, Robert Miano, and Luis Guzman display any faint conviction in the material. Theresa Russell's role is over before her name even appears in the opening credits! Similarly, <i>Luckytown</i> craps out early. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Why? A film assembled from left overs so James Caan could cash a paycheck. Kirsten Dunst and Vincent Kartheiser act like someones holding a gun on them. 2 stars, 1 for Luis Guzman who can do no wrong even in a turd like this, and 1 for Jennifer Gareis who looks great naked and proves it in just about every scene she's in. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Two young Americans, a pretty girl named Lidda (Kirsten Dunst) and a twenty-year old named Colonel, set out on an impromptu road trip from Nebraska to Las Vegas. Lidda wishes a reunion with her long lost father, Charlie (James Caan), a professional poker player making a big comeback after a series of personal misfortunes. Once in 'Lucky Town' the two quickly learn that fate and fortune plays out in unpredictable ways. They find themselves seduced by a local gangster named Tony Decarlo, a virtuoso poker player, and Charlie's nemesis. also stars Vincent Kartheiser, Luis Guzman and Robert Milano. directed by Paul Nicholas. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member While searching for her father a young woman finds herself at odds with her boyfriend who wants nothing but a carefree lifestyle. stars Kirsten Dunst, James Caan, Luis Guzman, Vincent Kartheiser, Theresa Russell, Robert Milano, Jennifer Gareis and Robert Miano. directed by Paul Nicholas. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis On her 18th birthday, Lidda (Kirsten Dunst) receives a check from her long-absent father, Charlie (James Caan), who is apparently a professional gambler in Las Vegas. She decides to leave her Tulsa, Okla., home to see him, and soon picks up Colonel (Vincent Kartheiser), a young cardsharp wannabe who's also heading for Vegas. Lidda and her travel companion hit it off, but it turns out Charlie is mixed up with dangerous types at the casinos, and his rivalries could put Lidda's life in danger.
      Director
      Paul Nicolas
      Producer
      Paul Nicolas, Robert Miano
      Screenwriter
      Brendon Beseth
      Production Co
      A Plus Entertainment
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 1, 2010
      Runtime
      1h 41m