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Pure Luck (1991)

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An accountant with super bad luck is sent in search of a missing boss's daughter, also an incredibly unlucky.

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Nadia Tass

Writers:

Francis Veber (film La Chevre), Herschel Weingrod (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Short ... Eugene Proctor
Danny Glover ... Raymond Campanella
Sheila Kelley ... Valerie Highsmith
Sam Wanamaker ... Highsmith
Scott Wilson ... Frank Grimes
Harry Shearer ... Monosoff
Jorge Russek ... Inspector Segura
Rodrigo Puebla Rodrigo Puebla ... Fernando
John H. Brennan John H. Brennan ... Tyler
Jorge Luke ... Pilot
Abel Woolrich Abel Woolrich ... Prisoner
Patricia Gage ... Secretary
Ariane Pellicer Ariane Pellicer ... Girl at Club
Alexandra Vicencio Alexandra Vicencio ... Nurse
Sharlene Martin Sharlene Martin ... Nurse
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Storyline

The daughter of a wealthy businessman has disappeared in Mexico, and all the efforts to find her have been unsuccessful. A psychologist, knowing that the girl has an ultra bad luck, persuades her father to send to Mexico one of his employees, an accountant with super bad luck, to find her. Perhaps he will be lucky, and his bad luck could help to find the unlucky girl... Written by Luis Carvacho <lcarvach@lascar.puc.cl>

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Taglines:

One's a detective searching for a missing heiress. The other's an accident waiting to happen. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Mystery

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

9 August 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Danger public See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,010,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,010,810, 11 August 1991

Gross USA:

$22,641,969

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,941,969
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Martin Short sports red hair in this film rather than his natural dark brown hair he usually has. This stems from his work on "Clifford" for Orion Pictures which had been filmed around this time. Rather than change it from the dutch-boy hair cut featured in that film, he wore it in a perm instead to give it a wacky, unlucky look. See more »

Goofs

After Eugene backs the Jeep halfway off the edge of the cliff, Raymond ends up falling out the back of the Jeep, knocking the tail gate open. Raymond is hanging upside down by his foot which is caught in a strap of some kind. A minute later, we see a shot from Eugene's point of view and see Raymond's hands gripping the top of the tail gate which is in back in the upright (closed) position. See more »

Quotes

Eugene Proctor: Fish what I wanted
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Referenced in Special Collector's Edition: Especial Top Comedias (2012) See more »

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Funny, funny movie
25 June 2004 | by likemindedSee all my reviews

This is a very funny movie that deserves to rated much higher than it is! I have seen it several times and always laugh hard. It was witty and cleverly written, and I think Short and Glover play very well off of each other (contrary to what many reviewers have said.) The scene in the mission is among the funniest things ever put to film. I don't need to write a book about this...you just need to rent it for yourself and you'll understand. It is a true comedy classic despite being a lesser-known film (like some of the other "bests" I might add.)

While there is not a lot of "substance" to this movie, for pure comedy, it is amongst the best!


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