Pure Luck

Pure Luck

Director: Nadia Tass Cast: Martin Short
Martin Short
, Danny Glover
Danny Glover
, Sheila Kelley
Sheila Kelley
, Sam Wanamaker
Sam Wanamaker
Nadia Tass
Pure Luck

Pure Luck

Director: Nadia Tass Cast: Martin Short
Martin Short
, Danny Glover
Danny Glover
, Sheila Kelley
Sheila Kelley
, Sam Wanamaker
Sam Wanamaker
Nadia Tass


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This wacky buddy comedy was the fifth in a series of Hollywood remakes of films by French director Francis Veber, none of which were box office successes. Sheila Kelley is Valerie Highsmith, an heiress who, despite her family's wealth, suffers from horribly bad luck. On a vacation to Mexico, she takes a fall, causing amnesia, then is mugged and kidnapped for ransom. When her father (Sam Wanamaker) becomes frustrated with the failed attempts of a detective, Ray Campanella (Danny Glover) to find his daughter, he teams a very reluctant Ray with Eugene Proctor (Martin Short), an accountant whose bumbling bad luck is even worse than Valerie's. The theory is that perhaps two such incredibly unlucky people will act like magnets, with Eugene leading Ray to Valerie's location. Although Ray finds Eugene irritating, the unlikely partners eventually begin making surprising progress in the case, despite Eugene's never-ending screw-ups and pratfalls.

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Product Details

Release Date: 09/27/2013
UPC: 0025192052132
Original Release: 1991
Rating: PG
Source: Universal
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 6,390

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Martin Short Eugene Proctor
Danny Glover Raymond Campanella
Sheila Kelley Valerie Highsmith
Sam Wanamaker Mr. Highsmith
Scott Wilson Grimes
Jorge Russek Inspector Segura
Harry Shearer Monosoff
Rodrigo Puebla Fernando
John H. Brennan Tyler
Jorge Luke Pilot
Arminius Arzate Policeman
Julian Bucio Policeman
Willebaldo Bucio Purse Thief
Flavio Castillero Doorman
Ignacio Gomez Policeman
Nicholas Jasso Hood
Rolando Pimentel Hotel Porter
Jason Robards Actor
Hector Tavares Policeman
Abel Woolrich Prisoner
Patricia Gage Secretary
Ariane Pellicer Girl at Club
Alexandra Vicencio Nurse
Sharlene Martin Nurse
Ruben Cristiany Hotel Porter
Maria Rosa Manzini Girlfriend at Hotel Bar
Carlos Gonzalez Bouncer
Gerardo Moreno Hood
Rene Escandon Hood
Alfredo Gutierrez Hood
Andaluz Russell Reception Manager
Raul Martinez Gambling Club Bartender
Rodolfo de Alexandra Indian
Marco Antonio Arzate Bandaged Indian
Pepe Olivares Room Service Waiter
Fernando Elizondo Doorman
Gonzalo Sanchez Big Boyfriend
Sergio Calderon Night Club Bartender
Michael Puttonen Taxi Driver
Carlos Romano Airport Waiter
Josefina Echanove Nun
Malena Doria Nun
Magda Rodriguez Girl's Girlfriend
Gabriella Moreno Gambler's Girlfriend
Lionel Douglass Man at Airport Restaurant
Sammy Ortiz Gambler
Jorge Luis Corzo Purse Thief
Gabriel Pingarron Prison Guard
Pedro Altamirano Prison Guard
Alan C. Peterson Large Man
David Lisle Highsmith's Employee
Jorge Zepeda Airport Guard
Walter Marsh Airport Security Guard
Deryl Hayes Airport Employee
William MacDonald Airport Employee
Jesus Moreno Hotel Porter
Mario Arreola Concierge
Juan Manuel Hotel Bar Waiter
Ana Patricia Woman at Restaurant

Technical Credits
Nadia Tass Director
Sean Daniel Producer
Joe Dunne Stunts
Danny Elfman Score Composer
Lowell Ganz Screenwriter
Timothy Harris Screenwriter
Conrad Hool Producer
Lance Hool Producer
Babaloo Mandel Screenwriter
David Mirkin Screenwriter
David Parker Cinematographer
Grania Preston Costumes/Costume Designer
Hector Romero Art Director
Jonathan Sheffer Score Composer
Francis Veber Producer
Billy Weber Editor
Herschel Weingrod Screenwriter
Peter W. Wooley Production Designer

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