Good Luck

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Good Luck ★★½ 1996 (R)

Inspirational buddy movie that manages to avoid the worst of sentimental excess. Tony Olezniak (D'Onofrio) is a football player left blind because of a game injury. He's on a downward spiral and winds up in jail, which is where paraplegic Bernard Lemley (Hines), once Tony's tutor, finds him. Bernard wants to enter a rigorous whitewater raft race held on Oregon's Rogue River and he needs Tony's strength to help him do it. The emotional payoff comes as the two bicker and bond. Lots of charm. 95m/C VHS, DVD . Vincent D'Onofrio, Gregory Hines, Max Gail, James Earl Jones, Sarah Trigger, Joe Theismann; D: Richard LaBrie; W: Bob Comfort; C: Maximo Munzi; M: Tim Truman.