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Lucy (2003)

Not Rated | | Biography, Comedy, Drama | TV Movie 4 May 2003
MOW about the life of Lucille Ball, focusing on the loving yet tumultuous relationship with Desi Arnaz.

Director:

Glenn Jordan

Writers:

Katie Ford, T.S. Cook
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachel York ... Lucille Ball
Danny Pino ... Desi Arnaz
Ann Dowd ... Dede
LaChanze ... Harriett
Madeline Zima ... Teen Lucy
Rebecca Hobbs ... Vivian Vance
Merv Smith ... Grandpa Fred
Russell Newman Russell Newman ... Bill Frawley
Zoe Carides Zoe Carides ... Lolita De Acha
Christopher Brougham Christopher Brougham ... Adult Freddy (as Chris Brougham)
Ray Woolf ... Ed Sedgwick
Peter Mochrie ... Don Sharpe
Andrew Robertt ... Bob Carroll Jr. (as Andrew Mitchell)
Lauchlin MacDonald ... Jess Oppenheimer (as Lachlan Macdonald)
Theresa Healey Theresa Healey ... Madelyn Pugh
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Storyline

After her grandfather is financially ruined in a lawsuit over a shooting accident, Lucille 'Lucy' Ball pursues her dream of fame as actress. She succeeds in comical parts, often the girl who gets the cake in her face. Then she meets and soon marries the love of her life, Desiderio 'Desi' . Ricky, Latin band leader and aristocratic son of an exiled Cuban mayor. Desi proves a business genius, who gets a revolutionary method adopted to gain production control of the sitcom "I Love Lucy", a format devised for him and Lucy to star in. Despite offspring, their family life soon gets into stormy waters, mainly due to his infidelity, gambling and temper. Written by KGF Vissers

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When the comedy stopped...real life began.


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

CBS Primetime Movies

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lucy See more »

Filming Locations:

Auckland, New Zealand See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

A placard featuring the famous I Love Lucy heart logo against a satin backdrop is visible in a scene set in 1951 or thereabouts; in reality, that logo was not used until show was released for syndication years later and up until then opening featured animated Lucy/Desi cartoon characters plugging various sponsors. See more »

Quotes

Desi Arnaz: I work hard, I play hard, I drink hard and I love hard.
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Connections

References Too Many Girls (1940) See more »

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A fairly good treatment
5 May 2003 | by macarlSee all my reviews

I saw "Lucy" last night and found it to be a pretty good general overview of the star's rise. It seemed to dwell a bit too much on her relationship with Desi(which never really changed) instead of the other things going on in her life as she became more and more famous.

The acting was very good. I remember Rachel York from Les Mis back in 1991. She has a great deal of talent. Danny Pino, I don't remember seeing in anything before.

All in all - worth seeing.


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