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Tough Luck (2003)

A tense and intricate web of deceit and betrayal entangles Archie, a wandering grifter who is hired by a traveling carnival owner to murder his beautiful wife.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Norman Reedus ... Archie
Marco St. John ... Charlie
Rick Negron ... Rafael
David A. Flood David A. Flood ... Bally Talker
George McArthur George McArthur ... Borachov (as George 'The Giant' McArthur)
Fahnohlee Harris Fahnohlee Harris ... Pretty Girl
Marcus Lyle Brown ... Sailor
Dagmara Dominczyk ... Divana
Charles Grant Charles Grant ... Bermuda
Armand Assante ... Ike
Ted Manson ... Saully
F.X. Vitolo ... Vladamir (as Frank Vitolo)
John McConnell John McConnell ... Detective
Jack Radosta Jack Radosta ... Bartender
Patricia Cheron Patricia Cheron ... Floozy
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Storyline

A tense and intricate web of deceit and betrayal entangles Archie, a wandering grifter who is hired by a traveling carnival owner to murder his beautiful wife, Divana, only to be seduced into acting as her accomplice. He tries to fake the murder and collect his payment, but is double-crossed and framed for the crime. On the run, and believing Divana dead, he chances upon her in New Orleans where he discovers the fake murder was just a diversion for her and the carney owner to steal a quarter of a million dollars in laundered casino money. In a seductive play for trust fueled by passion, Divana convinces Archie to take part in a new plot to steal the casino money and start a new life. In a twisted finale he discovers the true meaning of double-cross in a deadly collision of money and revenge. Written by Aaron Rogers

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There's a sucker born every minute.

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Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and sexual content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 2004 (United Arab Emirates) See more »

Also Known As:

Cruel Divana See more »

Filming Locations:

Alabama, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Actor Steve Comisar, who played Stan in Tough Luck, appeared in the 1985 X-Rated Film "Sister Dearest" with porn star Traci Lords. See more »

Goofs

After Divana's trailer explodes, the police car that responds is a City of Mobile (Alabama) cruiser instead of a New Orleans cruiser, which is where the film takes place. See more »

Quotes

Stan: The bitch stole my credit cards and all of her shit is gone.
Stan: Son of a bitch!
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Like a twisty country road.....
26 December 2007 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Like a twisty country road, "Tough Luck" takes the viewer for a ride. There is nothing wrong with plot curves, as long as believability doesn't fly out the window. Unfortunately in the end the film does challenge an audience's belief tolerance. Nevertheless, it is easy to forgive this fault due to the superior acting, character development, and wonderful carnival atmosphere. Do not expect to like any of the characters. Armand Asante, Norman Redus, and Dagmara Dominczyk, play shady con-artists, not exactly the type of person easily admired. The double crosses come fast and furious, and the final cross is a bit of a stretch. Recommended. - MERK


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