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The Fortune (1975)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Romance  |  16 October 1975 (Argentina)
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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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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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Photographer
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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
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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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Comedy | Crime | Romance

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16 October 1975 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

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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Connections

Referenced in The Lion Roars Again (1975) See more »

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I Must Be Dreaming
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Written by Al Sherman, Pat Flaherty and Al Dubin
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A 'comedy' that got on my nerves
12 November 2007 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

I don't know why I sat through this movie. Perhaps I thought there would be some redeeming moment but it just got on my nerves and never left until the end credits rolled. With actors like Channing and Nicholson, I expected a decent film but alas! The direction loses (or has no) focus. The screenplay's a big mess though. The actors are loud. Although Nicholson himself isn't as bad because he's quite different from his other films and does provide a few funny moments. Channing too has one funny moment where she runs away with a chicken. Seeing the positive comments, maybe I missed something but anyway, for me it was a waste of time.


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