Lucky Break

Lucky Break (2001)

  • Genre: Action, Comedy
  • Release Date: 2001-08-24
  • User Rating: 6.4/10 from 19 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 47min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Lucky Break Productions
  • Production Country: Germany, United Kingdom
  • Director:
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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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  • James Nesbitt

    as James 'Jimmy' Hands
  • Olivia Williams

    as Annabel
  • Timothy Spall

    as Cliff
  • Christopher Plummer

    as Graham Mortimer
  • Bill Nighy

    as Roger
  • Lennie James

    as Rudy
  • Ron Cook

    as Perry
  • Peter Wight

    as George Barratt
  • Celia Imrie

    as Amy
  • Raymond Waring

    as Darren
  • John Pierce Jones

    as Mad Lenny
  • Peter McNamara

    as Ward
  • Ram John Holder

    as Old Billy Morris
  • Julian Barratt

    as Paul Dean
  • Frank Harper

    as John Toombes
  • Desmond McNamara

    as Arthur
  • Andy Linden

    as Kenny
  • Annette Bentley

    as Julie Gumbell
  • William Howe

    as Ritchie Gumbell
  • Ofo Uhiara

    as Wayne Wayne
  • Brian Abbott

    as Phillips
Sound Anne Dudley Original Music Composer
Sound Adrian Rhodes Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Production Lesley Stewart Co-Producer
Writing Stephen Fry Book
Production Barnaby Thompson Producer
Production Hanno Huth Executive Producer
Editing David Gamble Editor
Production Paul Webster Executive Producer
Camera Alwin H. Kuchler Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Veronica McAleer Hair Designer
Costume & Make-Up Veronica McAleer Makeup Designer
Production Janey Fothergill Casting
Production Elinor Day Co-Producer
Art Max Gottlieb Production Design
Directing Peter Cattaneo Director
Production Peter Cattaneo Producer
Costume & Make-Up Ffion Elinor Costume Design
Art Neesh Ruben Set Decoration
Writing Ronan Bennett Writer
Sound Nick Adams Supervising Sound Editor
Crew Gary Connery Stunts
Crew Andy Bradford Stunt Coordinator
Sound Liz Gallacher Music Supervisor
Crew David Anders Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Marion Weise Costume Supervisor
Sound James Bellamy Music Editor
Sound Tony Lewis Music Editor
Crew Nrinder Dhudwar Stunts
Crew Charles Jarman Stunt Double
Art Andrew Munro Art Direction
Crew Gordon Seed Stunts
Camera Peter Wignall Steadicam Operator
Sound Sven Taits Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Directing Liz West Script Supervisor
Camera Alastair Rae Steadicam Operator
Camera Roger Tooley Steadicam Operator
Camera Paul Chedlow Still Photographer
Crew Andy Merchant Stunts
Sound Gordon Brown ADR & Dubbing
Lighting Steve Philps Gaffer
Sound Jonathan Cronin Foley Editor
Crew Richard Bradshaw Stunts
Art Mike Houseman Construction Manager
Visual Effects Jem Lovett Special Effects Supervisor
Art Roger Phillips Title Designer
Costume & Make-Up Heather Millington Makeup & Hair
Editing Joanna Garrard First Assistant Editor
Production Caroline Moore Production Coordinator
Crew Nicky Hinkley Choreographer