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Wheels of Fortune (film)

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Wheels of Fortune
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Promotional poster.
Directed byShaun Piccinino
Produced by
  • Ali Afshar
  • Ava Rettke
  • John Ducey
  • Christina Moore
  • John Schouweiler
  • Daniel Carrey
Written byJohn Ducey
  • Matt Jones
  • Noureen DeWulf
  • Jeff Fahey
Music byJamie Christopherson
CinematographyReuben Steinberg
Edited byBrett Hedlund
  • ESX Entertainment
  • Forrest Films[1]
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
  • November 1, 2020 (2020-11-01) (Netflix)[2]
Running time
106 minutes
CountryUnited States

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Wheels of Fortune is a 2020 comedy film directed by Shaun Piccinino, and written by John Ducey. The film stars Matt Jones as a mechanic who is given the chance to claim the inheritance of his late father by completing four challenges in less than a month.


To claim a big inheritance, a down-on-his-luck mechanic must win a series of competitions as outlined in his birth father’s will.


  • Matt Jones as Bo Jackson
  • Noureen DeWulf as Mandy
  • Matty Cardarople as Noodle
  • John Ducey as Jason Wilmore
  • Christina Moore as Chrissy Davis
  • Gabriel Tigerman as Oswald Davis
  • Jeff Fahey as Phineus Davis
  • Ali Afshar as Eskandar
  • Jessica Serfaty as Vanessa
  • Tyler Jacob Moore as Tommy



Casting for Wheels of Fortune was announced on July 31, 2018, with filming taking place in Petaluma, California from August 20 to September 8, 2018.[3][4] Finishing touches for the film lasted until 2019.[5]


Originally planned to be released in theaters, Wheels of Fortune was released on Netflix on November 1, 2020.[6][7]


From Netflix Life, Mae Harrington O'Neill recommended the film, stating that "If you’re feeling nostalgic for movies like The Hangover and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, you should definitely add Wheels of Fortune to your watch list."[8]


  1. Kevin Lally (December 19, 2018). "Forrest Lucas and Ali Afshar Launch Theatrical Distribution Venture". Boxoffice Pro. Archived from the original on November 17, 2020. Retrieved November 17, 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. Kasey Moore (November 5, 2020). "What's Coming to Netflix in November 2020". What's on Netflix. Archived from the original on November 6, 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. @ESXentertain (July 31, 2018). "Yup... we're at it again! Performing artsMovie camera #ForrestFilms #ESXEntertainment #movie #movies #moviemaking #makingmovies #casting #actor #actress #film #director #producer #WarnerBros #entertainment" (Tweet). Archived from the original on November 7, 2020. Retrieved November 7, 2020 – via Twitter.
  4. Lorna Sheridan (August 15, 2018). "Casting call for new Ali Afshar feature film shoot in Petaluma". Sonoma Index-Tribune. Archived from the original on November 7, 2020. Retrieved November 7, 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. @linseyweenk (March 30, 2019). "Finishing touches on #wheelsoffortune movie". Retrieved November 7, 2020 – via Instagram.
  6. @ForrestFilms_ (July 31, 2018). "Determination and a great haircut are just a few ways to get ahead in this world! Join childhood friends on a wild cross-country ride in Wheels of Fortune, coming to cinemas soon. @mattjonesisdead" (Tweet). Archived from the original on November 7, 2020. Retrieved November 7, 2020 – via Twitter.
  7. Hilary Lewis (October 31, 2020). "Netflix's New Releases Coming in November 2020". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on November 8, 2020. Retrieved November 8, 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. Mae Harrington O'Neill (November 2, 2020). "What is Wheels of Fortune on Netflix about?". Netflix Life. Archived from the original on December 4, 2020. Retrieved December 4, 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)

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