Film, Comedy

Time Out says

This punchy, low-rent New York comedy turns the yuppie nightmare genre on its head by taking a lunkheaded blue-collar no-hoper and dropping him into the heat of Manhattan glitzery. Hank (the amiably lumbering Kelly) is at the bottom of the heap - out of work, out of money, out of love - with only his klutz of a wide-boy buddy for comfort. Then his number comes up in the lottery, and everyone wants to know him. You know from the start that there has to be a sting in store, but while you wait it's a very enjoyable ride. Crammed with larger-than-life stereotypes - hopheads, hustlers and ludicrous hipsters - it treads a narrow line between cracker barrel humanism and gleeful misanthropy, but mainly it exudes delight at its own cheap and cheerful sense of fun.


Release details

83 mins

Cast and crew

Erik Burke
Erik Burke
Brendan Kelly
John Salemmo
Bernice De Leo
Nadine Miral
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