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The Lucky Star (1980)

PG | | Drama | 28 May 1982 (USA)
In the war-torn Netherlands, a local Jewish boy has vivid escapist fantasies of being in a Hollywood western where good always triumphs.

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Max Fischer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rod Steiger ... Colonel Gluck
Louise Fletcher ... Loes Bakker
Lou Jacobi ... Elia Goldberg
Brett Marx Brett Marx ... David Goldberg
Yvon Dufour ... Burgomeister
Helen Hughes ... Rose Goldberg
Isabelle Mejias ... Marijke
Jean Gascon ... The Priest
Kalman Steinberg Kalman Steinberg ... Salomon
Pierre Gobeil ... Peter
Guy L'Ecuyer ... Antique Dealer
Rijk de Gooyer ... 1st Gestapo Officer
Joop Admiraal Joop Admiraal ... Thomas
Derek de Lint ... Lieutnant Steiner
Aubert Pallascio ... Kees
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In the war-torn Netherlands, a local Jewish boy has vivid escapist fantasies of being in a Hollywood western where good always triumphs.

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jew | dutch | cowboy | independent film | See All (4) »

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Drama

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lucky Star See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD3,700,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Ella's song
Written and Performed by Lou Jacobi
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I have a copy
18 November 2006 | by mombasa_peteSee all my reviews

Hi i actually have a copy of this movie, I recorded it on VHS when it was shown by the BBC in the 1980s! However all my tapes are in storage right now, as I am in the process of moving house in the next few months, after this is done, I will look it out, maybe I can make some copies of it. I think it is a very fine film and I really liked the fact it was also filmed in Holland, it made good use of the landscape, and had much beautiful scenery. It actually made me want to visit the town where it was filmed called DeRijp. I am now planning a trip there later this year. I am surprised we didn't hear any more about Brett Marx as he seemed a very good actor. It is a pity Canada doesn't make this kind of film any more. I think it is a very unique and poignant effort.


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