Lucky Numbers (2000)

Director
Nora Ephron

Main cast
John Travolta; Lisa Kudrow; Tim Roth; Ed O'Neill; Michael Rapaport

Genres
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller

Description
Russ Richards is a TV weatherman and local celebrity on the verge of losing his shirt. Desperate to escape financial ruin, he schemes with Crystal the TV station's lotto ball girl to rig the state lottery drawing. The numbers come up right, but everything else goes wrong as the plan starts to unravel and the game turns rough.


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