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Jinxed! (1982)

R | | Comedy | 22 October 1982 (USA)
Harold, a professional gambler, and his girlfriend Bonita, a lounge singer, follow Willie, a young blackjack dealer, around the western U.S. Harold has a jinx on Willie and can't lose with ... See full summary »

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Bonita Friml
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Willie Brodax
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Harold Benson
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Milt Hawkins
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Otto
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Mr. Wing
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Woman Bettor
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Art
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Morley
George Dickerson ...
Tahoe Casino Manager
Cletus Young ...
Dealer
Tom Pletts ...
Tahoe First Monitor
Archie Lang ...
Tahoe Second Monitor
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Miss Nina
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Father (as Jim Nolan)
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Harold, a professional gambler, and his girlfriend Bonita, a lounge singer, follow Willie, a young blackjack dealer, around the western U.S. Harold has a jinx on Willie and can't lose with him. Bonita and Willie meet and fall for each other and plot to do away with Harold and collect on his life insurance. Written by Dan Larsen <djlarse_acs>

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America's favorite tootsie is on a roll.

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Comedy

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22 October 1982 (USA)  »

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Hot Streak  »

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$13,400,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Bette Midler and co-star Ken Wahl made no secret of their open hatred of one another, battling constantly throughout filming. Wahl described to the press how much he disliked kissing Midler. See more »

Goofs

When Willie starts to carry Harold over his shoulder, Harold's arm is sticking straight out. Before they go through the door, Harold crooks his arm which is surprising since he's dead. See more »

Quotes

Bonita Friml: You're gonna love the fuckin' tropics!
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Referenced in Biography: Bette Midler (2004) See more »

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No Jinx
Music and lyrics by Bruce Roberts, Allee Willis and Brock Walsh
Performed by Bette Midler
Produced by Bruce Roberts
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One Of my All Time Favorites
19 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Harold,(Rip Torn) a professional gambler, and his girlfriend Bonita,(Bette Midler) a lounge singer, follow Willie,(Ken Wahl)a young blackjack dealer, around the Reno Tahoe area. Harold has a jinx on Willie and can't lose with him. Bonita and Willie meet and fall for each other and plot to do away with Harold and collect on his life insurance. Thats when the movie gets really good, do not quite understand the negative comments of this movie. fun for all I moved to the Reno area a few months after its filming and finally watched the movie years later its one of my favorites

Harold leaves a scavenger hunt for Bonita to find so she would'not be left flat after he dies For years I have used the same scavenger hunt for my kids

loads of fun!


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