Lucky Numbers

Synopsis: Winter, 1988: Harrisburg PA's celebrity weatherman, Russ Richards, is broke: he's borrowed heavily to open a snowmobile dealership, and it's still unseasonably warm. Gig, his seedy pal, advises him to run an insurance scam; when it goes awry, Russ is out another $10,000 and in trouble with Dale, a bat-wielding thug. Gig convinces Russ to rig the state lottery with the help of Crystal, a gold-digging ditz with a heart of tin. They have to find a beard to buy the ticket, and then they have to cash it. Soon, murder and various double-crosses add to Russ's nightmare. A lazy cop zeroes in. Jail is closer than riches. Will Russ have to choose between his money and his life?
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Director(s): Nora Ephron
Production: Paramount Pictures
  2 wins & 1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
5.0
Metacritic:
31
Rotten Tomatoes:
22%
R
Year:
2000
105 min
$9,534,013
Website
136 Views


Tell me something I don't know.

Do we have anything else?

I think we're through here.

Unless you want to torture me

about the f***ing weather chopper.

Like that was a bad idea.

Weather chopper?

Come on, I'm a weatherman.

You know what the truth is?

I feel bad foryou, Dick. I do.

One day you're gonna wake up,

and you're gonna realize...

you had a diamond in your hand,

and you let it slip away.

To where, Atlantic City?

- Oh, that's what this is about.

- To be a big game show host.

That's right. I hear everything.

I'm like a satellite in outer space.

Did you get your audition?

- My agent is all over it.

- Right. [ Chuckles ]

[Russ] Mace Kornberg, please.

Yes, this is Russ Richards. Mm-hmm.

You know, this is getting

a little ridiculous.

I've already left,

like, five messages.

Allright, your boss, Mace Kornberg,

saw me on TV, okay?

He loved me, okay?

He wants to represent me.

We... We sat at

my personal booth at Denny's...

for over an hour,

and i told him all about myself.

And now for some reason,

he's not returning my phone calls.

Well, what part ofthat

was too long?

Just tell him Russ Richards called,

okay? Thankyou.

[ Sighs ]

What's happening?

Still not there?

Nah, but, the whole agency

is out for the week.

- A retreat or something.

- What's a retreat?

Oh, I'm not sure,

but I think it's a religious thing.

- Hey, i got great news for you.

- Oh, yeah?

Yeah. Remember my brother's car,

the one that was in a wreck?

For the sake of expediency,

i am going to say yes.

Well, he's finally ready to sell it.

It's all pounded out, repainted,

and ready to go.

Beautiful lime-green finish.

Looks just like a popsicle.

Now, Larry, is there some reason

that I should know this?

Just if you decide the Jag

is too much of an extravagance.

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Adam Resnick

Adam Resnick is an American comedy writer from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He is best known for his work writing for Late Night with David Letterman. Additionally, Resnick co-created and wrote for Get A Life with Chris Elliott. more…

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