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As Luck Would Have It (2011)

La chispa de la vida (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 13 January 2012 (Spain)
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An out-of-work publicist who suffers an accident looks to sell the exclusive interview rights to the highest bidder in an attempt to provide for his family.

Director:

Álex de la Iglesia (as Alex de la Iglesia)

Writer:

Randy Feldman (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
José Mota ... Roberto (as Jose Mota)
Salma Hayek ... Luisa
Blanca Portillo ... Mercedes
Juan Luis Galiardo ... Alcalde
Fernando Tejero ... Johnny
Manuel Tallafé Manuel Tallafé ... Claudio (as Manuel Tallafe)
Antonio Garrido ... Dr. Velasco
Carolina Bang ... Pilar Álvarez
Eduardo Casanova ... Lorenzo
Nerea Camacho ... Bárbara
Joaquín Climent ... Javier Gándara (as Joaquin Climent)
Juanjo Puigcorbé ... Álvaro Aguirre (as Juanjo Puigcorbe)
Antonio de la Torre ... Kiko Segura
José Manuel Cervino ... Presidente (as Jose Manuel Cervino)
Santiago Segura ... David Solar
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Storyline

An out-of-work publicist who suffers an accident looks to sell the exclusive interview rights to the highest bidder in an attempt to provide for his family.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Spain | France | USA

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

13 January 2012 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

As Luck Would Have It See more »

Filming Locations:

Cartagena, Murcia, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,340,269
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Salma Hayek worked in the movie 18 days. See more »

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References The Day of the Beast (1995) See more »

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Interesting Comparison with....
19 October 2018 | by VintageSoul56See all my reviews

I'm in the middle of watching this on Hulu and I will finish it. I want to see how it ends. I read the description and thought that it sounded interesting and Salma Hayak is always good.

Here's the comparison that I found. Yesterday, I wrote a review for "A Star is Born". I find the similarities in both movies interesting in the way that some people will exploit either themselves (As Luck Would Have It) for gain or let someone exploit them (A Star is Born) for the same reason, whether or not you realize that it's happing at the time.

Here's two totally different movies with a similar theme. Reality TV does it all of the time in today's age, but it's been going on since the dawn of humankind. There's no real reason why I wrote this, but the was my observation.


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