Hard Luck

Synopsis: Two converging story lines involving corrupt cops ripping off drug dealers and serial killers are followed as former drug dealer Lucky, trying to go straight after doing a prison stint, gets entangled within by a series of bad breaks. Shepherd plays a sadistic and vindictive mother of a handicapped son who along with her young kung-fu kicking boyfriend, abducts and tortures people who she feels scorn her son. Lucky, caught up in a shootout between dealers and cops, grabs two briefcases with $500,000 and goes on the run and has the hard luck of happening upon the serial killer's cabin.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Mario Van Peebles
Production: Sony Pictures Entertainment
 
IMDB:
5.3
R
Year:
2006
101 min
15 Views

Some people say luck...

...ain't nothing

but karma in work clothes.

Cause and effect.

You'll get us killed, motherf*cker.

You get the f*ck out of my car.

This is my car. Hell, no!

What are you, on crack?

Stop the f*cking car!

Look, now get out and let me drive!

Get out!

Oh, yeah.

You have to go to a hospital.

Yeah, you're wondering,

how the f*ck did I get here?

I made some bad choices.

If it hadn't been for prison,

I never would've met Philomene.

Knowledge is power.

I'm Cape Verdean.

Got me expanding my horizons.

Classic falling-for-your-caseworker,

you know.

Philomene wasn't having it or me.

All I could do was read

and watch movies.

Anything but gangster flicks.

This shit reminded me

too much of my past.

And I was determined

to make sure my past...

...would not be my future.

You know, I worked odd jobs...

...and Philomene finally

took me seriously.

And we put what we had together,

bought a nice little place down south.

And as luck would have it,

she couldn't have kids.

So we got a dog.

She wanted to name him Lucky,

after me.

I said, hell, no.

Give the mutt a chance.

We called him Scraps.

For a moment, I thought

my luck might have changed.

Now, ain't that a bitch?

All the bullets I done caught over

the years and I get diverticulitis.

They said they had to

operate right away.

Maybe luck is a matter of timing.

When I woke up...

...seemed like

time had run out on all of us.

Anybody down here?

Shit. What the f*ck is going on?

At first, I thought

the rapture had come and... and...

Like those end-of-the-days preachers

are always talking about.

And J.C., he had come down

and taken everybody except me.

Hello?

- Hey, come here, boy.

- I repeat:

- Come here.

- This has been a class-five hurricane.

- Yeah, Pops.

- Hurricane Katrina, class-five.

Authorities are

now urging everyone...

...to make their way immediately

to the Superdome.

Don't you trust them. Don't go.

Don't go.

We are told that the

National Guard is on its way.

But we have conflicting reports

as to when that will be.

Maybe Mother Nature...

...was trying to give us

one last wake-up call.

Or...

...maybe it's like my grandpa said:

"If it wasn't for bad luck,

I wouldn't have no luck at all."

Say, hi, Daddy.

No Philomene, no Scraps...

...no house.

Freeze.

Roger. Another looter.

Ninth ward, Sector 8.

Situation, Main and Parrish,

request backup.

I'm on it.

Two years ago,

Hurricane Katrina underscored...

...the deep economic and class

divide that still exists in this country.

I figured I could be another brother

waving for help from a rooftop...

...or take my ass back to New York.

It ain't easy being king of the city.

I've got that book.

Holiday cheer, right here.

I got what you need.

Look, a black reindeer.

I got that for you. I've got watches.

I've got your Kwanzaa needs.

I've got your Hanukkah needs.

I've got what you need.

I've got the ties. I've got the coats.

I've got some panties.

Anybody need panties?

- I've got panties.

- Ain't that what's-his-name?

Used to run 135th Street?

Hell, no, that ain't him right there,

man, you bugging.

- That's him, son.

- He died a while back.

He got popped for no telling.

- We out of here, man.

- You too.

Look at them,

I got the glasses for you now, baby.

You know what I'm saying?

You can see how it goes down.

All right, beautiful, right?

I've got them.

Two for 5. Two for 5.

- How's this?

- Better.

Oh, whoa, okay, hey, hey. Cass?

Would you watch it with the 1 K,

because you're flaring me out here?

Could you be a little louder?

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