• The Lottery (1996)

The Lottery

Release Date: 1996

DVD Release Date: February 4th, 2003

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

A man (Dan Cortese) discovers horror while fulfilling a request to scatter his father's ashes in a sleepy New England burg.

Cast: Dan Cortese, Keri Russell, William Daniels, Stephen Root, Salome Jens, M. Emmet Walsh, Veronica Cartwright, Morgan Sheppard

Director: Daniel Sackheim

Genres: Horror

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    With fierce arguments, often drawn on partisan lines, raging across the country, The Lottery will be of vital interest to anyone interested in the topic, especially the parents of young children. show more

  • 50
    V.A. MusettoNew York Post

    The film has no ready answers, although it becomes abundantly clear that both those for and against charter schools are more concerned with covering their own asses than with helping students get a quality education. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    The documentary shows the stranglehold that the teachers union has on politicians, particularly Democratic politicians. The arrogance and ignorance of some of these politicians is galling. show more

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