Run time: 101 mins
In Theaters: Friday 4th August 2000
Contactmusic.com: 2 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 24%
IMDB: 4.8 / 10
Director: Paul Nicholas
Producer: Paul Nicholas
Screenwriter: Brendan Beseth
Starring: Kirsten Dunst as Lidda Doyles, James Caan as Charlie Doyles, Vincent Kartheiser as Colonel, Luis Guzmán as Jimmy, Robert Miano as Tony DeCarlo, Jennifer Gareis as Sugar, Theresa Russell as Stella, Federico Dordei as Frankie
Normally, a movie that takes place largely in a Vegas strip joint would a shoo-in for five stars. Unfortunately, the ludicrous tale told in Luckytown doesn't merit the time spent in its nudie joints.
A combination of pot-boiling gambling flicks and mob thrillers, with a sweet searching for daddy undertone, Luckytown gives us the headstrong Dunst up-n-headin' to Las Vegas in order to track down her dad. Dad (Caan) splits his time between the poker table and his arch-rival's strip club. There's money owed and gunplay aplenty, but neither the story nor none of the characters make much sense -- most notably when Kirsten's Lidda takes to the runway in an abortive strip show of her own.
Aka Lucky Town and Luckytown Blues.