Lucky Numbers is a 2000 black comedy film directed by Nora Ephron. The screenplay by Adam Resnick was inspired by the 1980 Pennsylvania Lottery scandal. It is the only film Ephron directed without also writing the screenplay.
Russ Richards (John Travolta), the weatherman for a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania television station, is revered as a local celebrity by his viewers, and fame affords him such perks as a reserved parking spot and his own booth at Denny's, where an omelet bears his name. His eternally optimistic demeanor conceals the fact his snowmobile dealership is on the verge of bankruptcy due to an unusually warm winter.
|keywords||asthma attack club owner denny\'s ed o\'neill financial problem hitman hospital room insurance scam kill local celebrity lottery ticket park pennsylvania lottery sleep strip club tick win|
|producer||Andrew Lazar Jody Hedien Jonathan D. Krane Nora Ephron Sean Daniel|
|theme||black comedy crime comedy|