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The Fortune (1975)

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Two bumbling hustlers in the 1920s attempt to gain the fortune of an heiress. Nothing will stop them . not even murder.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Nicky
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Oscar
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Freddie
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Mrs. Gould
Richard B. Shull ...
Chief Detective Sergeant Jack Power
Tom Newman ...
John the Barber
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Fisherman
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Justice of the Peace
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Boy Lover
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Airline Steward
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Rattlesnake Tom
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Girl Lover (as Nira Barab)
Rose Michtom ...
His Wife
Jim Antonio ...
1st Policeman
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Storyline

The early 1900's with its Mann-Act (disallowing women to be transported across State lines for immoral reasons) brings a married man to devise a scheme for taking his upper-class girlfriend away with him... he simply has her marry his unmarried buddy. However, it doesn't take very long before both men start laying claim to her affection... until, that is, she's about to be cut out of her parent's fortune. So, a new scheme is devised, which only adds to their problems, as well as to the sly whimsy of this film. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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It takes three to tango (if you don't count the chicken) See more »

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16 October 1975 (Argentina)  »

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Spite and Malice  »

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Trivia

This film was one of the two movies that Jack Nicholson made while waiting for production on One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) to start. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, where Freddie is kissing Nicky, she lifts her head up and the makeup line can clearly be scene on the bottom of her jaw. See more »

Quotes

Nicky Wilson: [To Frederica who's screaming because Oscar is walking on the plane's wing during flight] Just ignore him.
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Referenced in The Lion Roars Again (1975) See more »

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Classic comedy
18 November 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty, and Stockard Channing are at their comedic best in this movie. It's kind of one of those goofy 'buddy' movies where Nicholson and Beatty play off each other marvelously with Channing thrown into a great ditzy role. If you want to see comedy acting at its finest...


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