The Lucky Ones

Synopsis: The story revolves around three soldiers - Colee, TK and Cheever - who return from the war after suffering injuries and learn that life has moved on without them. They end up on an unexpected road trip across the U.S., with Colee on a mission to bring her boyfriend's guitar back to his family because he saved her life, TK seeking confidence to face his wife after a shrapnel injury that threatens his sexual function and middle-aged Cheever planning to hit the casinos in a desperate effort to pay for his son's college tuition.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Director(s): Neil Burger
Production: Lionsgate
Rotten Tomatoes:
115 min

The key is listening to the signals

and hearing what they're saying.

If she touches you soft,

that's how she wants to be touched.

You do that until you can hear her get wet.

You gotta know women. I'm serious.

Last time I went home,

my girl was so grateful,

she went right outside and

started washing my car.

Detailed it.

Everything. Just to thank me.

Now, we gotta stop talking about p*ssy

'cause if we're not careful,

this is gonna get us killed.

Especially in this neighborhood,

and I'm not gonna let p*ssy get us killed.

Wanna go left?

All right, get around this right here.

Move left.

Watch it.

Come on, man.

You gotta speed up.

Sarnt, you ever had

two girls at the same...

Go! Go! Go!

Go! Go!

Fire! Fire! West!

I.E.D. I.E.D. I.E.D.

Five points south of Najaf.

Third vehicle.

We got it.

That was f***ed up!

Came right through the door!

Sh*t, that was close.

You all right, sir?


You all right?


Sarnt, look.


Look at your pants, Sir.

Did you tell your girlfriend

what happened yet?

No, sir.

You're gonna have to tell her.

I'll tell her when it's working again, sir.


But you don't become

functional overnight.

You're gonna have to be

patient with yourself.

She's gonna have to be

patient with you.

Can you do that?

I guess.

All right, then.

Good luck to you, Sergeant.

Thank you, sir.

I've gotta be on there.

I don't want to miss this plane.

Told you already.

- You gotta see the MCNCO.

- Thank you.

- Airport?

- Yeah.

Sergeant T.K. Poole.

Listen, buddy, all I want to do

is get back to my wife and kid.

- You gotta help me out here.

- I just go by the list.

Can I see the list?

Hey. Here it is.


Sergeant Fred Cheaver.

Hello. It's right here.

That's how you spell it?

With a C-H?

How else would you spell Cheaver?

Probably lots of ways.

Not in English.

Welcome aboard

Flight 6240 to New York.

Our estimated flying time

this evening to JFK

will be 8 hours and 20 minutes.


We're all on the same team.

You got leave?

Yeah. 30 days.

Oh, yeah?

Me, too.

How long you got?

The rest of my life,

thank you very much.

My tour's over.

I'm going home.

If we go down in the water...

you're gonna be sitting pretty.


I said if we crash in the ocean,

your donut's gonna come in handy.

It'll be like an extra life preserver.

If we crash in the ocean,

it's not gonna matter.

Don't talk about planes crashing

when you're on a plane.

Why not?

It's basic common sense.

It's the same reason

that when you're on a cruise ship,

they're not showing Titanic.

It scares people.

Who wants to think about

drunk pilots and midair collisions?

Nothing you can do about it, anyway.

It's good to be home.

We're gonna miss the whole thing.

What the hell?

Please do not leave

your baggage unattended.

All unattended baggage

will be confiscated.

Oh, God. I gotta get to Vegas.

I can't be sitting around here.

You're going to Vegas?

Yeah. I'm going to Vegas.

- Hey, are you going to Vegas?

- St. Louis.

Excuse me.

Do you know what happened here,

why all the flights are cancelled?

There was a blackout here.

The city was dark for five hours.

The lights just came back on

a little while ago.

The lights are back on in the Northeast,

but the planes are still not moving.

Airline officials say it could be

at least two days

until they get their planes

to the right airports

and resume their schedules.

- Two days.

- Yeah.

They don't know sh*t.

Supposedly, planes are flying

out of Pittsburgh,

but they can't even get us there

till tomorrow night.

And even that's a big maybe.

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Neil Burger

Neil Norman Burger is an American film and television director, writer and producer known for the fake-documentary Interview with the Assassin (2002), the period drama The Illusionist (2006), Limitless (2011), and the sci-fi action film Divergent (2014), based on the dystopian novel of the same name by Veronica Roth. more…

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