Movie Preview: Harry Dean Stanton gets a fine curtain call in “Lucky”

Harry Dean Stanton has classed up many a small role, from “The Rose” to “Alien,” “Escape from New York,” and “Paris, Texas” to “Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada.”

Remember his famous line from “Red Dawn?”

“AaaahhhhhhVENGE me, boys!”

“Lucky” is a tour de old OLD age gives us Harry in his comically weathered, desert Southwest dotage, with support from David Lynch, Beth Grant, and Tom Skerritt, Ed Begley Jr.  and James Darren.


Stanton has long been the acting profession’s version of Keith Richards — aging, living on, surviving, smoking the whole way. And cool for just hanging on.

Remember, director John Carroll Lynch is NO relation to weird agent David Lynch. J.C. Lynch was the probable Zodiac killer in “Zodiac,” and the stressed-out McDonald brother in “The Founder” (Nick Offerman’s the other brother).

This looks and feels like a fall film, so thank heavens we won’t see it until the blockbuster dust has cleared the air.


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