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Hook, Line and Sinker (1969)

G | | Comedy | 6 June 1969 (USA)
Man (Lewis) is told by his doctor (Lawford), and best friend, that he has a terminal illness. At his wife's urging, he lives life to the fullest, racking up insurmountable debts. When the ... See full summary »

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Peter J. Ingersoll / Fred Dobbs
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Dr. Scott Carter
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Nancy Ingersoll
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Kenyon Hammercher
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Mrs. Hardtack - Baby Sitter
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Man (Lewis) is told by his doctor (Lawford), and best friend, that he has a terminal illness. At his wife's urging, he lives life to the fullest, racking up insurmountable debts. When the damage is done, his friend the doctor tells him that he's not dying. Unfortunately, his life will eventually be ruined by his actions. So, they decide to stage his death so that his wife and family will not have to suffer for what he's done. Lewis eventually discovers that his friend, the doctor, set the entire scenario up so that he could get Lewis' wife. Written by <duggarr@erols.com>

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Jerry has to get away from it all! Even if it means a $100,000 spree on credit cards! See more »

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6 June 1969 (USA)  »

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Kook's Town  »

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Trivia

Final film of director George Marshall. See more »

Goofs

The sink can be seen to wiggle (obviously loose) moments before Peter pulls it up with the plunger. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Scott Carter: There's only one decent thing left for you to do: turn yourself in.
Peter Ingersoll: Decent thing? That's insane!
Dr. Scott Carter: I'll be behind you all the way.
Peter Ingersoll: Oh, sure you will. A mile behind me.
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Referenced in I Walk the Line (1970) See more »

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16 June 1999 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

If anybody is ever wondering why Jerry Lewis' film career stalled in the early 1970's one need only look at this fiasco. While the central plotline isn't particularly fresh the potential for comedy is there but the makers of this film never find it. The lowpoint in a film of many lows must be the wooden performance of Anne Francis, who perhaps thought she was still a mannequin from "The Twilight Zone".


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