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By Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat


Good Luck
Directed by Richard LaBrie
Unapix Home Entertainment 03/97 DVD/VHS Feature Film
R - some sex related language

When Tony "Ole" Olezniak (Vincent D'Onofrio), a tight end for the Seattle Seahawks, is viciously tackled, he is left blind from a spinal injury. To make matters worse, his ex-wife has written a book about what it's like to live with an impotent has-been. Stewing in the juices of self pity and anger, Ole is brought back into the land of the living by Bernard Lemley (Gregory Hines), a paraplegic dental technician who once tutored the football player in biology. He wants this athlete to team up with him in a whitewater raft race in Oregon.

"Hope," according to William Sloane Coffin, "arouses, as nothing else can arouse, a passion for the possible." People who awaken this faculty in others are miracle workers. Written by Bob Comfort and directed by Richard LaBrie, Good Luck" is a rousing tale of camaraderie and the overcoming of obstacles. Despite their very different approaches to being disabled, these two men manage to find some common ground in a game of blackjack, a day spent crabbing, and a pivotal touch football game. With the help of another outsider named Farmer John (Max Gail), Bernard and Ole even get to show their stuff on the river.


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