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LUCKY LOUIE

"It’s Never Too Late to Change"

What You Need To Know:

LUCKY LOUIE is a faith-based mystery about solving a 50-year-old bank robbery mystery. Retired police detective Wilbert Moser is obsessed with finding the mastermind behind the robbery, who left his three partners in the lurch by absconding with $350,000. Though the statute of limitations has run out, he still has nightmares about the case. To top it off, the men in his weekly Bible study, who are ex-cons that Wilbert brought to Christ, are tired of hearing about the case. When a young college student wants to write her thesis about the case, Wilbert reluctantly agrees to show her and his friends how the robbery occurred.

LUCKY LOUIE tells a fun, redemptive story with surprises. Everything leads to a satisfying, inspiring ending showing it’s never too late to change. Basil Hoffman of ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN and MY FAVORITE YEAR plays the retired detective. He delivers a great performance. The movie’s content is very wholesome and family-friendly, and the mastermind behind the robbery is revealed. Also, LUCKY LOUIE’s Christian, redemptive worldview stresses faith, repentance, making amends, prayer, and salvation through Jesus.

Content:

(CCC, BBB, PPP, V, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Very strong Christian, biblical worldview, with very strong support for American law and order and police, stresses faith, repentance, making amends, prayer, church, and salvation through Jesus Christ, plus a Catholic nun chaperones several young students

Foul Language:
No foul language

Violence:
Light violence includes a bank robbery where three of the four thieves threaten bank employees and customers, and one thief knocks security officer down while slapping the guard’s gun out of his hand

Sex:
No sex

Nudity:
No nudity

Alcohol Use:
No alcohol use

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Four masked men rob a bank, and the mastermind betrays his fellow thieves and gets away with the money, and the church in the movie has a female pastor, which many excellent Bible scholars believe is not scriptural.

More Detail:

LUCKY LOUIE is a faith-based mystery about a retired detective who gets help from four ex-cons he brought to Christ to help solve a 50-year-old case about a bank robbery where the mastermind behind the robbery got away with $350,000 in cash, leaving his partners in the lurch. LUCKY LOUIE tells a fun, redemptive story with multiple surprises and an inspiring ending showing it’s never too late to change.

The movie opens in 1972 where four masked robbers enter a bank to rob it. Posing as Donald Duck and his three nephews, Huey, Louie and Dewey, they threaten the bank workers and customers. However, one of the managers pulls the alarm. Donald Duck, the mastermind, escapes out the back. Huey and Dewey make off with the bag of money, but deliberately leave Louie behind as they speed away in the getaway car. Then, Huey leaves Dewey, the driver, in the car when Dewey refuses to run over some pedestrians in the middle of the street. Dewey surrenders, when the police catch up with him. However, the bag turns out to be full of magazines.

Now, 50 years later, the bank’s missing $350,000 has never been found, Donald Duck and Louie remain at large, and Huey and Dewey don’t know their identities because they all wore masks after they were hired by third parties. The case still bothers retired police detective Wilbert Moser. Even though the statute of limitations has run out, he has nightmares about the case. To top it off, the men in his weekly Bible study, who are ex-cons that Wilbert brought to Christ, are tired of hearing about the case.

When a young female college student studying criminology named Alex comes to Wilbert asking about the case, he refuses to talk about it. Eventually, though, he agrees to show her and his Bible-study friends how the robbery occurred. They end up enlisting Wilbert’s whole church in heling him solve the crime.

LUCKY LOUIE tells a fun, redemptive story with multiple surprises. Mystery fans, including fans of police procedurals in books, movies and television, will enjoy the story and its characters. Basil Hoffman of ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN and MY FAVORITE YEAR leads the cast as the retired detective. He delivers a great performance. Supporting his efforts are veteran character actor Daniel Roebuck as one of the ex-cons, Stephanie Zimbalist of TV’s REMINGTON STEELE, who plays the retired detective’s female pastor, and Madelyn Dundon of GETTING GRACE as the female college student who wants to be a police detective. Roebuck co-wrote and co-directed the movie with his daughter, Grace.

Everything in LUCKY LOUIE leads to a satisfying, inspiring ending showing it’s never too late to change. The movie’s Christian, patriotic worldview also stresses faith, justice, repentance, making amends, prayer, church, and salvation through Jesus Christ. Finally, the content in LUCKY LOUIE is very wholesome and family-friendly, and the mastermind behind the robbery is revealed in time-tested whodunnit fashion. Solving the bank robbery in LUCKY LOUIE may remind people of great comical TV mystery series like MONK and REMINGTON STEELE, with a dash of BARNABY ONES and MURDER, SHE WROTE.

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