Lucky Break (1994 film)

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Lucky Break
Paperback Romance Poster.jpg
US release poster
Directed by Ben Lewin
Produced by Judi Levine
Bob Weis
Written by Ben Lewin
Starring Gia Carides
Anthony La Paglia
Music by Paul Grabowsky
Cinematography Vincent Monton
Edited by Peter Carrodus
Distributed by Goldwyn Films
(United States)
Release date
  • 20 October 1994 (1994-10-20) (Australia)
  • 15 July 1997 (1997-07-15) (United States)
Running time
94 minutes
Country Australia
Language English
Box office $197,540 (Australia)[1]

Lucky Break (released in the United States as Paperback Romance) is a 1994 Australian romantic comedy film directed by Ben Lewin, about a woman with polio who breaks her leg and is treated normally for the first time in her life.[2] It was nominated for an award by the Australian Film Institute in 1995.[3]





  1. ^ "Australian Films at the Australian Box Office" Archived 9 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine.. Film Victoria. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  2. ^ Andrew L. Urban, "Ben Lewin", Cinema Papers, October 1994 p38-42.
  3. ^ Lucky Break, retrieved 2018-02-13 

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