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.
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

I'm not selling the Jag.

I'd sell my body parts

to South America before that.

Okay. You're the boss.

Yeah, I am the boss.

Here's another news flash for you.

I'm not losing the house either.

You know what you laymen

fail to realize?

It's not about the snowmobiles.

Come on.

It's about the weather, okay?

One cold front,

a little moist air, and bam!

I'm Rockefeller. I'm on Broadway.

I'm doing the cha-cha-cha.


[ Moaning ]

Oh, God!

Oh, whip me forever!

Oh! Oh! Oh!

[ Both Moaning ]

[ Russ Sighs ]

Boy, whew!

That is always such a treat.

Oh, with Dick,

it's like having sex with a sloth.

Don't put that image in my head.

Here. Try this just one time.

- No.

- Yeah, it'll help you relax.

I don't even want a contact high.

It makes me nauseous.

You shouldn't even be smoking it.

You're the lotto girl.

You practically work for the state.

Put it out.

Okay, I'm putting it out.

- I have a question to ask you.

- Yeah?

If you had an agent, and you tried

to get him for two weeks,

eight times, and he didn't return

your call, what would you think?

- Um...

- Huh?

I can't relate. I've never had

a guy not call me back.

Oh! I just don't get it.

When I met... I met this guy,

he was... he was gushing.

He wanted to do this for me,

he wanted to do that.

I've had my ass kissed,

but this was really special.

So he is officially your agent?

It's not like you had one meeting.

It's splitting hairs here, you know.

I mean, it was clear

he wanted to sign me.

You know what he said to me?

He said that I delivered the weather

forecast with a Shakespearean flair.

[ Chuckles ]

Was he drunk?

No, he wasn't drunk.

What's wrong with you?

Look. If the guy's not returning

your calls, then fire his ass.

Just hire someone else.

What's the biggie?

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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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