Lucky Break


1h 47m 2001

Brief Synopsis

Smalltime crook Jimmy botches a bank robbery, lands in prison and stages a musical, with his fellow British inmates, that turns out to be Act One of the perfect escape plan. The musical, about Napolean's adversary Lord Nelson, is ultimately the cover plan to orchestrate a jailbreak. But it's Act Two

Film Details

Also Known As
Our Lucky Break
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Cineimage; Ealing Studios; Film4 Productions; Filmfour; Filmfour International; Fragile Films; Frameline Ltd; MIRAMAX; Paramount Pictures; Wild Bunch AG
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX/PARAMOUNT PICTURES; A-Film Distribution; Alta Films; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Bac Films Distribution; Central Film Verleih Gmbh; CinTart; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Film4 Productions; Film4 Productions; Filmfour; MIRAMAX; Paramount Home Media; Paramount Pictures; Rai Cinema; Sam Film; Senator Film Verleih; Shaw Organization; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International; Wild Bunch AG
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Synopsis

Smalltime crook Jimmy botches a bank robbery, lands in prison and stages a musical, with his fellow British inmates, that turns out to be Act One of the perfect escape plan. The musical, about Napolean's adversary Lord Nelson, is ultimately the cover plan to orchestrate a jailbreak. But it's Act Two that's stumped Jimmy. His leading lady has captured his heart, and with one leg already over the wall, he's got to come up with a new ending... as the curtain falls fast on his freedom.

Crew

Niall Acott

Other

Nick Adams

Supervising Sound Editor

Peter Adams

Other

James Andrews

Adr Mixer

Nicola Armstrong

Post-Production Coordinator

Ken Barry

Song Performer ("There'S No Business Like Show Business" "There Is Nothing Like A Dame")

James Bellamy

Music Editor

Ronan Bennett

Screenwriter

Erica Bensly

Production Manager

Dave Bishop

Saxophone/Bass/Flutes (Dead Pigeons)

Andy Bradford

Stunt Coordinator

Sinclair Brebner

Tattoo Artist

Veronica Brebner

Hair/Make-Up Designer

Gordon Brown

Adr Editor

Gordon Brown

Dialogue Editor

Jonathan Bullock

Special Effects Technician

Hugh Burns

Guitar (Dead Pigeons)

Prince Buster

Song Performer ("Enjoy Yourself (It'Sater Than You Think)")

Peter Cattaneo

Producer

Jonathan Cronin

Foley Editor

Elinor Day

Co-Producer

Melanie Dicks

Assistant Director

Anne Dudley

Music Conductor & Orchestrations

Roger Dudley

Score Producer

Dado Dzihan

Foley Artist

S Billy Edwards

Model Maker

Ffion Elinor

Costume Designer

Karen Elliott

Other

Ed Evennett

Assistant Director

Janey Fothergill

Casting

Stephen Fry

Book/Song ('Nelson The Musical')

Liz Gallacher

Music Supervisor

David Gamble

Editor

Peter Gleaves

Adr Mixer

Max Gottlieb

Production Designer

Frederick Hibbert

Song Performer ("54-46 Was My Number")

Nicky Hinkley

Choreographer ('Nelson The Musical')

Alistair Hopkins

Post-Production Supervisor

Leon Horrocks

Additional Adr Editor

Hanno Huth

Executive Producer

Mark Ingram

Assistant Director

Zlaia Ivanisevic

Foley Artist

Alwin Kuchler

Director Of Photography

Srdjan Kurpjel

Foley Mixer

Tony Lewis

Music Editor

Jem Lovett

Special Effects Supervisor

Mervyn Loymes

Senior Special Effects Technician

Dave Mcgrath

Adr Mixer

Heather Millington

Makeup/Hair Artist

Caroline Moore

Production Coordinator

Andrew Munro

Art Director

Rob Nash

Musical Director ('Nelson The Musical')

Steve Pearce

Bass (Dead Pigeons)

Christopher Plummer

Song Performer ("There Is Nothing Like A Dame")

Alistair Rae

Steadicam Operator

Adrian Rhodes

Re-Recording Mixer

Ben Rimmer

Location Manager

Neesh Ruben

Set Decorator

Bob Saker

Song Performer ("There'S No Business Like Show Business" "There Is Nothing Like A Dame")

Ralph Salmins

Drums (Dead Pigeons)

Sarah Shepherd

Assistant Director

Timothy Spall

Song Performer ("Sunny")

Lesley Stewart

Co-Producer

Hattie Storey

Scenic Artist

Adam Suschitzky

2nd Unit Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)

Phil Symes

Publicity

Sven Taits

Re-Recording Mixer

John Taylor

Sound Mixer

Barnaby Thompson

Producer

Jacqueline Thorogood

Production Coordinator

Phil Todd

Saxophone/Bass Flutes (Dead Pigeons)

Roger Tooley

Steadicam Operator

Damien Waters

Additional Assistant Director

Carl Wayne

Song Performer ("There'S No Business Like Show Business" "There Is Nothing Like A Dame")

Paul Webster

Executive Producer

Marion Weise

Costume Supervisor

Liz West

Script Supervisor

Peter Wignall

Steadicam Operator

Rolf Wilson

Other

Mike Wood

Additional Dialogue Editor

Film Details

Also Known As
Our Lucky Break
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Cineimage; Ealing Studios; Film4 Productions; Filmfour; Filmfour International; Fragile Films; Frameline Ltd; MIRAMAX; Paramount Pictures; Wild Bunch AG
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX/PARAMOUNT PICTURES; A-Film Distribution; Alta Films; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Bac Films Distribution; Central Film Verleih Gmbh; CinTart; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Film4 Productions; Film4 Productions; Filmfour; MIRAMAX; Paramount Home Media; Paramount Pictures; Rai Cinema; Sam Film; Senator Film Verleih; Shaw Organization; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International; Wild Bunch AG
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring April 5, 2002

Released in United States on Video October 22, 2002

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States August 2001

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Venice 58 - out of competition) August 29 - September 8, 2001.

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival August 12-26, 2001.

Began shooting September 4, 2000.

Completed shooting November 2000.

Released in United States Spring April 5, 2002

Released in United States on Video October 22, 2002

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Venice 58 - out of competition) August 29 - September 8, 2001.)

Released in United States August 2001 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival August 12-26, 2001.)