Logan Lucky (2017) Poster



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The film was distributed by cutting out studios, in order to have creative control and make money directly from the film itself. Accordingly, for this atypical distribution, Steven Soderbergh raised the budget by selling off foreign distribution rights, and then sold everything except the movie showing up in a movie theater in order to pay for advertising and prints of the movie (for example, selling post-theatrical rights to the likes of HBO, Netflix, Video-On-Demand, television, and airplanes). By following these two steps, Soderbergh was able to sidestep a Hollywood studio, and had creative control the entire time (for instance, the trailers that dropped earlier this summer were by his design, as was the poster and the entire marketing plan). Also, according to Soderbergh, under this set-up, the box-office bar for success is lower. With nearly everything prepaid, and no hefty distributor fees coming off the top, even a modest fifteen million dollar opening would be a win.
Will be the first movie directed by Steven Soderbergh since announcing his retirement from film. The last being Behind the Candelabra (2013).
The state trooper who pulled over the elderly lady is recently retired NASCAR driver Carl Edwards.
Several NASCAR drivers have cameos in Logan Lucky. Ryan Blaney as the Cake Delivery Boy and Kyle Larson as the Limo Driver. Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch as West Virginia State Troopers. Brad Keselowski and Joey Lagano as the Security Guards. As well as Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip.
Michael Shannon and Matt Damon were a part of the cast. Both dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.
Katherine Heigl was originally cast, but dropped out, due to pregnancy. She was replaced by Katie Holmes.
Channing Tatum's fourth collaboration with director Steven Soderbergh. The others being Haywire (2011), Magic Mike (2012), and Side Effects (2013). Riley Keough also starred in Magic Mike (2012).
The list on Jimmy Logan's fridge is a reference to the movie How to Rob a Bank (and 10 Tips to Actually Get Away with It) (2007) directed by Andrews Jenkins. In fact it is the complete list of the 10 tips.
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The trainer that appears with Dayton White (Sebastian Stan) during his interview video, is Stan's real-life personal trainer, Don Saladino.
One of the two 2017 movies featuring Channing Tatum and the song "Take Me Home, Country Roads" by John Denver. The other one being Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017).
Sebastian Stan had to cut his hair short after Captain America: Civil War (2016) wrapped filming, in order to appear in this film, as well as another two films.
Daniel Craig had to dye his hair bleach blond, for the role of Joe Bang.
Adam Driver and Daniel Craig appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). Driver played Kylo Ren and Craig was a stormtrooper.
Early in the film when the Logan brothers go to Joe's brothers, Fish and Sam, to join the heist Jimmy says "They'll know what we want them to know". Later in the film there is a flashback to the same scene and the line changes to "They're gonna know what we want them to know."
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Second movie of Katherine Waterston which the song "Take Me Home, Country Roads" appears in. The other one is Alien: Covenant (2017)
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When Warden Burns, portrayed by Dwight Yoakam, appears in the cafeteria, he speaks to an inmate named Jessco. He is referring to the infamous Jessco White from the documentary The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia (2009).
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Riley Keough and Channing Tatum appeared in Magic Mike (2012).
Riley Keough previously starred in the first season of The Girlfriend Experience (2016), an anthology series on Starz based on the film of the same name, which was directed by Steven Soderbergh.
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Hilary Swank and Katie Holmes appeared in The Gift (2000).
Both David Denman and Jim O'Heir has worked with Greg Daniels. David Denman is in The Office (2005) and Jim O'Heir is in Parks and Recreation (2009)
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Second film of 2017 to feature both Channing Tatum in its cast and John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads" in its soundtrack. The other film being Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017).
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Jack Quaid's real-life mother, Meg Ryan, appeared with Adam Driver's on-screen mother from Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), Carrie Fisher, in When Harry Met Sally... (1989).


The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The ending of the movie hints at Clyde's (Adam Driver's) theory of the "Logan Curse". Earlier in the film, when Jimmy (Channing Tatum) is listening to Clyde's theory in the bar, Clyde claims that the Logans' bad luck comes right when things are going well. The same way how Jimmy blew his knee when he was the quarterback King in High School, and how Clyde's arm got blown off in Iraq on the way to the airport to go home. Agent Grayson's (Hilary Swank) appearance at the bar, suggesting that she'll stay for awhile, as she flirts with Clyde, and the final shot of Clyde's arm holding a beer all hint the famous Logan Curse.
Clyde's arm was blown off during his deployment in Iraq. In real-life, Adam Driver was a Marine before becoming an actor. He was supposed to deploy to Iraq, but he broke his sternum before deployment, and was medically discharged.
When the heist is being reported by a news station on various televisions in the film, one interviewee refers to the heist as "Ocean's Seven-Eleven" in reference to the Ocean's film franchise, three of which were directed by Steven Soderbergh.
When Max Chilblain's (Seth MacFarlane's) car is set on fire after the bar fight at the Duck Tape, he and his two cohorts pull out their phones. MacFarlane has his phone to his ear, with his other hand over his other ear. His two cohorts phones are blocking their mouth and eyes, respectively. This is a visual cue to the popular "hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil".
Despite being Sadie's uncle, Clyde Logan (Adam Driver) does not share any scenes with her throughout the film.
Clyde (Adam Driver) kicks Joe (Daniel Craig) down a garbage chute, then jumps down after him. Driver and Craig appeared in the Star Wars saga, in which Driver's father, Han Solo (Harrison Ford), does the same to Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew).

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