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Good Luck
Good Luck
Actors: Gregory Hines, Vincent D'onofrio, James Earl Jones, Max Gail, Joe Theismann
Director: Richard LaBrie
Genres: Comedy, Drama
R     2000     1hr 32min

Good Luck--which played the 1997 film festival circuit under the unwieldy title The Ox and the Eye--is a casebook example of good intentions getting in the way of good filmmaking. This is one of those eager-to-please movie...  more »


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Actors: Gregory Hines, Vincent D'onofrio, James Earl Jones, Max Gail, Joe Theismann
Director: Richard LaBrie
Creators: Andrzej Kamrowski, Bob Comfort, Chet Halperin, Deborah K. Axel, Evan Brownstein, Gerry McKean
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Drama
Studio: Allumination
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 10/17/2000
Original Release Date: 03/07/1997
Theatrical Release Date: 03/07/1997
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 32min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Heart Warmer
C. A. Luster | Burke, VA USA | 10/01/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this because when Gregory Hines recently died I wanted to see those movies he did that I had missed. Perhaps a poor reason, but better late than never. He was an accomplished actor and dancer. This DVD has a great price on it as well for the entertainment you will get out of it. I was pleasantly surprised. This is one of those feel good sleepers you run across now and then. When Hines, playing a paraplegic, decides to enlist the aid of a blinded football star, played by D' Onofrio, to win a white water race, anything can happen. The friendship that develops is earned through hard work and the realization that no matter what, we can move forward with our lives.Fans of movies like "Brian's Song", "Field of Dreams", "Cool Runnings", and "Amazing Grace" should enjoy it. Other than some ocassional bad language the movie is suitable for most the family."
This film is an satisfactory way to spend 96minutes.
D. Sheff | Inkster, Michigan United States | 04/01/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this film sight unseen as that is the only way I could see it. No video store had it.{most had never heard of it}And waiting for it to show up on t.v. could take months. I have had mixed results buying films unseen but this one did not disappoint. It won't go down as one of the best I have seen but I don't get the feeling the people behind it were shooting for greatness. They were just trying to tell the story of two men trying to rise above a handicap. And as that it works well. It contains a GREAT deal of bathroom humor. I'm not bothered by it but it's dwelt on to the point it becomes a little tiresome. Otherwise it's an enjoyable film. The performances by Hines and D'Onofrio are VERY good. I found D'Onofrio very belivable as a blind man and most of the films dramatic burden is carried by him. I am sure I'll spend 96 minutes with it agian."
Four stars for the warm-fuzzy!
D. Sheff | 07/13/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"What a "happy movie!" Okay, so I'm a bit of a "Pollyanna," but I landed on this movie by chance one evening channel-surfing and found myself on the edge of my chair, chin resting on my hands, big grin across my face -- it's a "happy" movie ... I laughed, I cried -- I liked it so much I made my husband watch it with me the next night -- we laughed, we cried ... It's got humor (some kind of raunchy, but funny in its context), it's got relationship stuff, overcoming adversity stuff, struggles, victories -- it just made me feel "happy." Some of the situations these guys get into made us laugh out loud. I really, really liked the movie. Oh, and what a treat, for a former Barney Miller fan, to see good ol' Max Gail on screen! Great fun, great movie."
Good Luck is Great Fun
K. Hicks | OHIO | 02/22/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is full of fun. But more than that it goes deep into the feelings of all of us by examing the stories of two handicapped and unlikely companions on an impossible dream. Be aware, the language is crude and the discussions on the level you might expect for two single guys alone on the road for days as they travel to a white water raft race. AND every single cast member (not just the stars) seems perfect for their roles, right down to the bit parts. A great film that will make you laugh, cheer, and maybe examine your own life. Definitely delivers what it says...a feel good film.

[Based on the principle of SOAR, an organization that takes disablied persons on outdoor experiences.]"