• Publication date: January 31, 2014

The Lucky Ones

Three veterans returning from a tour in Iraq decide to rent a van and drive across the country after a blackout in LA’s JFK airport stops outbound flights. Sgt. Cheaver just retired, Poole and Colee are on 30 days of R & R, as the three begin to really know each other on the road…

Program data

Duration: 105

Production Year: 2008

MBC Max:

April 23, 2014 22:30 (KSA) ~ April 23, 2014 21:30 (CLT)

Three veterans returning from a tour in Iraq decide to rent a van and drive across the country together after a blackout in LA’s JFK airport stops outbound flights. Sgt. Cheaver has just retired, Poole and Colee are on 30 days of R & R, they start sharing more of their lives as with every mile of road the three begin to really know each other for who they are…

Cheaver’s son Scott has just been accepted to Stanford but needs $20,000 immediately, which Cheaver doesn’t have to pay for his fall semester. Poole is concerned about his girlfriend leaving after an injury he sustained by shrapnel, while Colee is going to visit the parents of her boyfriend who died in Iraq to return his vintage guitar…

Starring:

  • Tim Robbins as Fred Cheaver
  • Rachel McAdams as Colee Dunn
  • Michael Pena as TK Poole
  • Molly Hagan as Pat Cheaver
  • Mark L. Young as Scott Cheaver
  • Howard Platt as Stan Tilson
  • John Heard as Bob

Directed by:  Neil Burger

Rating:  R for language and some sexual content