Lucky Break

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Lucky Break

Lucky Break

Release Date: August 24, 2001

Year    :   2001
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Action, Comedy
Production Companies    :   Lucky Break Productions, Fragile Films, Film4 Productions
Director    :   Peter Cattaneo
Producers    :   Lesley Stewart, Barnaby Thompson, Hanno Huth, Paul Webster, Janey Fothergill, Elinor Day, Peter Cattaneo, Caroline Moore
Writers    :   Stephen Fry, Ronan Bennett
RunTime    :   107 mins.

Half-way through his 12-year prison sentence for an incompetent armed robbery, Jimmy Hands gets a lucky break: he's transferred to a prison from which he can probably escape. He convinces the governor to stage a musical in an old chapel next to the prison's outer wall. He rounds up volunteer actors and puts his escape plan into production. Two other barriers, besides the wall, confront him: the arrival of a nasty inmate, John Toombes, who insists on joining the escape, and Jimmy's feelings of attraction for Anabel, a social worker who agrees to appear in the play. Opening night approaches: is this Jimmy's breakout performance?




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