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Logan Lucky (2017)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 18 August 2017 (USA)
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Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina.

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Steven Soderbergh

Writer:

Rebecca Blunt
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Farrah Mackenzie ... Sadie Logan
Channing Tatum ... Jimmy Logan
Jim O'Heir ... Cal
Riley Keough ... Mellie Logan
Rebecca Koon ... Purple Lady
Katie Holmes ... Bobbie Jo Chapman
Boden Johnston ... Dylan Chapman
Sutton Johnston ... Levi Chapman
David Denman ... Moody Chapman
Charles Halford ... Earl
Adam Driver ... Clyde Logan
Seth MacFarlane ... Max Chilblain
Alex Ross ... Max's Non-Tourage #1
Tom Archdeacon ... Max's Non-Tourage #2
Eric Perez ... Construction Worker
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Storyline

When Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) gets fired, he convinces his brother Clyde (Adam Driver) and sister Mellie (Riley Keough) to help him rob the Charlotte Motor Speedway during a NASCAR Race. But they will need the help of Joe Bang (Daniel Craig), a convicted safe-cracker who is currently doing time. All they have to do is break Joe out, blow the racetrack vault, get away with the cash, return Joe to prison, and get Jimmy to his daughter's beauty pageant on time. What could possibly go wrong? Well, there is the Logan family curse . Written by Cinemaniacal

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

2 Brothers. 3 arms. 1 incredible plan. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and some crude comments | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Logan Lucky See more »

Filming Locations:

Douglasville, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,600,036, 20 August 2017

Gross USA:

$27,780,977

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,453,605
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The trainer that appeared with Dayton White (Sebastian Stan) in his interview video was Stan's real-life personal trainer, Don Saladino. See more »

Goofs

When Joe puts the explosive bag into the cash container, the top of the bag is caught in the lid. The container is is fired through the tube with the lid at the back. The container is then fired back and into Clyde's chest with the lid facing away from Clyde. This wouldn't have happened as the lid was last in it should have been first back out of the tube. See more »

Quotes

Joe Bang: You Logans must be as simple-minded as people say.
Clyde LoganJimmy Logan: People say that?
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Crazy Credits

And Introducing Daniel Craig See more »

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Featured in Sean Bradley Reviews: Logan Lucky (2017) See more »

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Revolt Of The Dyke Brigade
Written by John Fahey
Performed by John Fahey
Courtesy of Takoma Records
Under license from Concord Music Group, Inc.
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Southern twist on a familiar heist formula
16 April 2018 | by nightwishougeSee all my reviews

Steven Soderbergh has never been one of my favorite directors, but you have to respect the diversity of his output. He appears to be about as whimsical as a filmmaker can be, given the dedication and discipline of such a medium, taking on projects as they intrigue him for the pure pleasure of the craft and the journey of the creation. I almost wonder if he even pays much attention when his films are released; it seems more likely he's already preoccupied at that point with whatever's next.

Logan Lucky is another take on the "cool heist" subgenre already explored by Soderbergh in the Ocean's Eleven franchise. This one takes place in the South and leaves no character archetype of such a milieu unexploited. The cast is great, with Adam Driver's laconic, minimalistic performance as an ex-soldier-turned-bartender being the standout for me. He gives Buster Keaton a run for his money as far as brilliantly expressive stone-faced characters are concerned.

Like a lot of heist movies (or con man films), the plot is a bit too intricate for its own good. Much of the fun in the first act of the film (the dry wit of the character interactions) subsides as the complexities of the plan are illustrated for the audience. Such movies tend to fall in love with the cleverness of their own mechanics, and that's not particularly what I'm there for. Fortunately there are a couple of uproarious set pieces sprinkled amidst the job itself that redeem all the exposition and the a-to-b-to-c logistics. It also takes too long to end. But I watched Logan Lucky with a group of friends and it was a definite crowd-pleaser, so obviously the flaws are not overwhelming.


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