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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
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Near the beginning of the film, set in the 1920's, when Nicky and Oscar are eating breakfast on a train, they pass another train as seen through the windows. One of the train cars they pass displays a Burlington Northern railroad logo that did not exist before 1970. See more »
[To Frederica who's screaming because Oscar is walking on the plane's wing during flight]
Just ignore him.
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I'm sorry gridoon didn't get the plot. I thought it was hilarious.
Stockhard Channing must be one of the most underrated comediennes about. This is an hilarious film. gridoon, who found it disappointing, seems to base his critique on the quality of the cast; Nicholson; Beatty & Channing. His expectations were probably pitched too high - and, sure, Five Easy Pieces is amazing, and Bonnie & Clyde is a classic. But The Fortune can stand on its own. It is very funny. The pace is hectic and the storyline has resonances of "It Happened One Night". The difference being that in the "The Fortune", the heroine is kidnapped - a botched attempt by two incompetents (Nicholson & Beatty). The so-called Swedish Syndrome seems to have rooted here, in that the captive falls for her captors & doesn't want to be saved.
This film is well worth putting into DVD format - all Regions, please.
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