Lucky You

Synopsis: In Las Vegas, Huck Cheever is a poker player, brilliant but also prone to let emotion take over. It's the week of the poker world series, and Huck must come up with the $10,000 entry fee, which he wins, loses, borrows, and loses - and even steals part of from Billie Offer, an earnest young woman who's new in town and who catches Huck's eye. By the time the tournament starts, Huck owes everyone. Complicating things is the arrival of Huck's father, whom Huck detests for having left his mother, a champion player in town to win. Can Huck learn to play poker the way he lives and to live the way he plays poker? Or is his only flush the sound of his life going down the toilet?
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Director(s): Curtis Hanson
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
124 min

AII very good decisions.

Especially you, water boy.

How do you Iike that river, water boy?

Sixteen is the bet.

It'II only hurt for a Iittle while.


You're betting Iike you have the eight

for the belly straight.

Or you might have caught

a third seven.

No matter how I Iook at it,

you probably got me beat.

Then again...

...maybe you don't.

It's raised to 32.

Thank you.

Screw it.

Never touch another player's cards.

Nothing. You raised me with nothing?

Sometimes nothing's enough.

-Let's Iine them up, please.

-Show cards, please.

Pair of queens.

Maverick. Jacks and queens.

Two pair is good, sir.

The winner.

Thank you.

Gentlemen. It's great to be alive, isn't it?


Sometime today, sunshine.

You in a hurry?

PIaces to go? People to see?


Let's see if we can get you there

a Iittle faster, cowboy.


Back at you.


Okay, it's eight, 1 0,000...

...two hundred and twenty-eight.

Do you want that in cash or chips?

Give me the ten in chips, Larita.

Robin, grab Huck's box for me, please.

-What time's your shift end?

-Not for another three hours.

My first bad beat tonight.

Get it over.

-What was that?

-Here you go. Here you go.

AII right, the over and under is three.

AII right, I got the under, who's got over?

-Hey, Huck. How you doing?

-Hey, Eddie.

Hey, three times over the net pays off,

five pays double.

-You want some of the action? Okay.

-No thanks, Eddie.

AII right, all right.

Who's got ponytail's side?

That's payday. That's payday.

Come on, you can do better than that.

Smell this, it's new.

-Smells good, right?


But it's not cologne

or deodorant or anything...'s just me.

It's just Iike my natural--

I know it's weird--

Sorry. Time got away from me.

It happens.

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Eric Roth

Eric Roth (born March 22, 1945) is an American screenwriter. He won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Forrest Gump (1994). He also co-wrote the screenplays for several Oscar-nominated films: The Insider (1999), Munich (2005), and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008). more…

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