Lottery Ticket
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Lottery Ticket

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Director: Erik White

Cast: Bow Wow, Brandon T. Jackson, Naturi Naughton

     
 

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A kid from the projects scores the jackpot in the lottery and fights to protect his ticket over the course of a treacherous holiday weekend in this all-star comedy featuring Ice Cube, Charlie Murphy, Terry Crews, and Loretta Devine. With the Fourth ofSee more details below

Overview

A kid from the projects scores the jackpot in the lottery and fights to protect his ticket over the course of a treacherous holiday weekend in this all-star comedy featuring Ice Cube, Charlie Murphy, Terry Crews, and Loretta Devine. With the Fourth of July fast approaching, Kevin Carson (Bow Wow) purchases a pair of lottery tickets and settles down in front of the television to catch the winning numbers. When Kevin realizes he's just won 370 million dollars, he knows his neighbors will all come knocking the moment word of his massive windfall gets out. And he's right, too; before long, the local thugs are looking to take the ticket by force, and the sexiest girls in the neighborhood are begging to bear his children. Unfortunately for Kevin and his grandma, the lottery-claims office doesn't open until Monday, and over the next 72 hours there are more than a million ways the winning ticket could fall into the wrong hands.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
Ice Cube has built a successful film career as a producer and actor in large part because he tells stories that he has an emotional connection to, even if the movies themselves don't seem overly concerned with much more than giving viewers a good time. Lottery Ticket is another example of Cube's acumen. The setup is as follows: Hard-working Foot Locker salesman Kevin Carson (Bow Wow) buys a lottery ticket that ends up being worth hundreds of millions of dollars. When he goes with his best friend, fast-talking Benny (Brandon T. Jackson), to collect his winnings at the lottery office, they discover that it's closed for a long holiday weekend. They plan to lay low for three days, but after Kevin's grandmother blabs to the neighborhood about his windfall, the two buddies have to stay hidden from loan sharks, religious leaders, and bad guys who will do anything to get their hands on the fortune. While the script for Lottery Ticket isn't anything special, the actors give it some life. Bow Wow and Jackson are both eager young performers, and they throw themselves into the material with a commitment that helps sell some of the lame jokes (like Kevin's persnickety boss), and drives home the two or three great ones (like the high-rolling shopping montage). They can't quite transcend the material, but they make it play as well as it possibly could. However, it's Ice Cube who steals the film as Mr. Washington, a retired boxer living like a hermit in the middle of the projects. The character is full of advice, and Cube's comic timing is pitch-perfect throughout his too-few scenes. It's through this character that the movie gets across the big message -- the importance of taking care of your neighborhood and your people. Sure it's a facile feel-good way to try to pin some substance on this otherwise breezy comedy, but it's welcome -- as is the sneaking suspicion that Cube likes getting a chance to take a swipe at all the people who probably started hitting him up for money when the bucks started rolling in from his N.W.A. days. Lottery Ticket isn't particularly memorable, but it's filled with fun little cameos and likable performers. And, if nothing else, it shows yet again that Ice Cube got rich because he's smart and talented, not because he hit the lottery.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/16/2010
UPC:
0883929121076
Original Release:
2010
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Warner Home Video
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time:
1:39:00
Sales rank:
63,531

Special Features

Lottery ticket: custom kicks; Junior's guide to the corner store; Everybody's in: casting for Lottery Ticket; The du-rag model; Additional scenes

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bow Wow Kevin Carson
Brandon T. Jackson Benny
Naturi Naughton Stacie
Loretta Devine Grandma
Ice Cube Mr. Washington
Keith David Sweet Tee
Terry Crews Jimmy the Driver
Mike Epps Reverend Taylor
Charlie Murphy Semaj
Bill Bellamy Giovanni
Gbenga Akinnagbe Lorenzo
Chris Williams Doug
Vince Green Malik
Leslie Jones Tasha
Malieek Straughter Deangelo
Jason Weaver Ray-Ray
Teairra Mari Nikki Swayze
Fahim Najm Junior
Stacie Davis Reporter
Andre Mayon Officer Ross
D.J. "Bishop" Rogers Customer
Brittany Eady Attractive Lady
Timfreit D'Rane Angry Man
Mike Pniewski Carl
Sky Cameron Little Girl
Eric J. Little Random Neighbor
Taneka Johnson Random Neighbor #2
Tonea Stewart Random Neighbor #3
IronE Singleton Random Neighbor #4
Darryl D. Moore Random Neighbor #5
Danielle Lewis Voice in the Crowd
Shantis Thompson Female Voice
Maria Duarte Bonnie Berry
Miko Defoor Janitor
Bobby L. Graham Brother Conner
L. Stephanie Ray Reverend Taylor's Ex-Wife
Lance Toland Helicopter Pilot
T-Pain Actor
Carl Rydlund Conductor

Technical Credits
Erik White Director,Original Story
Matt Alvarez Producer
Roshelle Berliner Production Designer
Timothy M. Bourne Executive Producer
Mark Burg Producer
Patrick Cady Cinematographer
Teddy Castellucci Score Composer
Yolanda Cochran Co-producer
H.H. Cooper Asst. Director,Co-producer
Ice Cube Executive Producer
Matteo DeCosmo Art Director
Sandra Hernandez Costumes/Costume Designer
Jesse Israel Co-producer
Broderick Johnson Producer
Dave Jordan Musical Direction/Supervision
Bradley Kaplan Co-producer
Andrew Kosove Producer
Oren Koules Producer
Whit Norris Sound Mixer
Ebony Star Parson Makeup
Carl Rogers Co-producer
Harvey Rosenstock Editor
Kim Taylor-Coleman Casting
Jojo Villanueva Musical Direction/Supervision
Steven P. Wegner Executive Producer
Abdul Williams Original Story,Screenwriter
Andrew Wilson Co-producer

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