The Lucky Ones

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When three very different U.S. soldiers find themselves on an unplanned road trip across America, they form a deep bond that may be the closest thing any of them has to real family. A humorous and timely drama about coming home, The Lucky Ones stars... read more
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When three very different U.S. soldiers find themselves on an unplanned road trip across America, they form a deep bond that may be the closest thing any of them has to real family. A humorous and timely drama about coming home, The Lucky Ones stars Rachel McAdams (The Notebook, Wedding Crashers), Tim Robbins (Mystic River, The Shawshank Redemption) and Michael Pena (Crash, World Trade Center), and is directed by Neil Burger (The Illusionist) from a screenplay by Burger and Dirk Wittenborn. T.K. Poole (Michael Pena), Colee Dunn (Rachel McAdams) and Fred Cheever (Tim Robbins) arrive in New York from Germany only to find their connecting flights canceled due to a power outage. Anxious to get to their respective destinations, they agree to share a rented minivan to suburban St. Louis where Cheever is to reunite with his wife and teenage son. From there, the other two plan to fly to Las Vegas where the macho T.K. wants to make an important stop before seeing his fiancee and the tough yet naive Colee plans to pay a visit to a fallen fellow-soldier's family. But when Cheever's homecoming turns out to be a far cry from what he anticipated, the trio's one-day drive expands into an impromptu cross-country marathon. Along the way, they experience a string of surprising adventures ranging from the hilarious to the heartbreaking. As their interstate journey takes them from a barroom brawl to a high society dance to a bizarre Sunday morning church service, T.K., Colee and Cheever discover that home is not quite what they remembered and the unlikely companionship they've found in one another might be what matters most of all.

Original Release

05/18/2007

US Release

03/10/2008

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Cast

Tim Robbins Cheaver / Fred Cheaver
Rachel McAdams Colee / Colee Dunn
Kerry Bishe College Girl
Molly Hagan Pat Cheaver
Mark L. Young Scott Cheaver
Howard Platt Stan Tilson
Arden Myrin Barbara Tilson
Coburn Goss Peter Tilson
John Heard Bob
Jennifer Joan Taylor Bob's Wife
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Neil Burger

Writers

Neil Burger, Dirk Wittenborn

Cast

Tim Robbins Cheaver / Fred Cheaver
Rachel McAdams Colee / Colee Dunn
Kerry Bishe College Girl
Molly Hagan Pat Cheaver
Mark L. Young Scott Cheaver
Howard Platt Stan Tilson
Arden Myrin Barbara Tilson
Coburn Goss Peter Tilson
John Heard Bob
Jennifer Joan Taylor Bob's Wife
Katherine LaNasa Janet
John Diehl Tom Klinger
Sarah Steele Girl with Jacket
Leo Ford Janet's Husband
Susan Yeagley Kendra
Emily Swallow Brandi
Annie Corley Jeanie Klinger
Katie Korby Shannon
Kirk B.R. Woller Army Psychologist
James Errico Soldier in Hospital

Producers

Steffen Aumueller Executive Producer
Bill Block Executive Producer
Said Boudarga Executive Producer
Claus Clausen Executive Producer
Elliot Ferwerda Executive Producer
Marina Grasic Executive Producer
Jan Korbelin Executive Producer
Brian McCormack Executive Producer
Adam Merims Executive Producer
Tom Ortenberg Executive Producer
Mark Brooke Executive Producer
Paul Hanson Executive Producer
Rick Schwartz Producer
Neil Burger Producer
Brian Koppelman Producer
David Levien Producer
Deborah Aquila Producer
John J. Kelly Producer
Glenn M. Stewart Producer
Dirk Wittenborn Producer
Ramez Tomeh Producer

Editors

Naomi Geraghty

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