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4 March 1983 (Denmark) See more »
America's favorite tootsie is on a roll.
Harold, a professional gambler, and his girlfriend Bonita, a lounge singer, follow Willie, a young blackjack dealer... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Shadows of Film Noir: The Lineup
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bette Midler ... Bonita Friml

Ken Wahl ... Willie Brodax

Rip Torn ... Harold Benson

Val Avery ... Milt Hawkins

Jack Elam ... Otto
Benson Fong ... Mr. Wing

Jacqueline Scott ... Woman Bettor

F. William Parker ... Art

Ian Wolfe ... Morley
George Dickerson ... Tahoe Casino Manager
Cletus Young ... Dealer
Tom Pletts ... Tahoe First Monitor
Archie Lang ... Tahoe Second Monitor

Kathryn Kates ... Miss Nina
James Nolan ... Father (as Jim Nolan)
Kathleen O'Malley ... Mother

Woodrow Parfrey ... Insurance Agent
Joan Freeman ... Woman Agent
Don Siegel ... Owner Adult Bookstore
Patrick Braley ... Auto Museum Guard
Barry Michlin ... Talent Booker (segment "Max")
Gay Hagen ... Tahoe Woman Player
Read Morgan ... Reno Player
Jeff Crawford ... Reno Monitor
Sterling Swanson ... First Bettor
Ken Koc ... Pit Boss
Kristy Syverson ... Cigarette Girl
Sylvia Allen ... Woman Player (Tag)
William H. Dunn ... Security Officer
Kyle Thatcher ... Tahoe Man Player #1
Kenneth M. Eardley ... Tahoe Man Player #2
Jeffry Rense ... Reporter
Kerry McGrath ... Woman Dealer

Directed by
Don Siegel 
Writing credits
Frank D. Gilroy (screenplay) (as Bert Blessing) and
David Newman (screenplay)

Frank D. Gilroy (story) (as Bert Blessing)

Produced by
Herb Jaffe .... producer
Howard Jeffrey .... executive producer
Carol Rydall .... associate producer
Original Music by
Miles Goodman 
Bruce Roberts 
Cinematography by
Vilmos Zsigmond 
Film Editing by
Douglas Stewart 
Casting by
Jennifer Shull 
Production Design by
Ted Haworth 
Art Direction by
Angelo P. Graham  (as Angelo Graham)
Set Decoration by
Robert R. Benton  (as Robert Benton)
Costume Design by
Robert De Mora 
Makeup Department
Jeff Angell .... makeup artist: Ms. Midler
Richard Blair .... makeup artist (as Richard R. Blair)
Lynda Gurasich .... hair stylist
Production Management
Joseph C. Cavalier .... unit production manager
Neil A. Machlis .... executive in charge of production
Neil A. Machlis .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Luigi Alfano .... first assistant director
Deborah Love .... second assistant director
Daniel McCauley .... first assistant director (as Daniel J. McCauley)
Joseph Paul Moore .... second assistant director
Sam Peckinpah .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
Dennis Butterworth .... greensman
Jim Coverdale .... props
Frank Escobedo .... assistant property master
Dale Ettema .... construction foreman
Wally Graham .... set designer
Julia Harmount .... set designer (as Julie Harmount)
Jerry Kobold .... lead man (as Gerald Kobold)
Joseph Kuri .... property master
Maurice Larson .... stand-by painter
Michael J. Smith .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer
Clint Althouse .... boom operator
Michael H. Ford .... sound effects editor (as Michael Ford)
Scott Hecker .... sound effects editor (as Scott A. Hecker)
Chris Jenkins .... sound re-recording mixer (as Christopher Jenkins)
Al Overton .... sound recordist
Barton Palmer .... cable person (as Bart Palmer)
Robert R. Rutledge .... supervising sound editor
Nowell Siegel .... cable person
Jerry Stanford .... sound effects editor
Larry Stensvold .... sound re-recording mixer
Jack Woods .... dialogue editor
Lee Strosnider .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Gunter Jennings .... special effects
Stan Parks .... special effects: second unit
Ken Pepiot .... special effects: second unit
Visual Effects by
Don Hansard .... process coordinator
Gary Baxley .... stunts
Will Harper .... stunts (as William Wells Harper)
Tommy J. Huff .... stunt coordinator (as Thomas J. Huff)
Richard Humphreys .... stunts
Sherry Peterson .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert J. Banks .... electrician trainee
Bill Beaumont .... best boy
John Boccaccio .... second assistant camera
Donald Boebel .... electrician
Vito Carenzo .... grip
Doug Dale .... electrician
Dick Deats .... key grip (as Richard Deats)
Jerry Deats .... best boy grip
Jessie Deats .... grip
Michael Gershman .... camera operator
Jan Kiesser .... camera operator
John LeBlanc .... first assistant camera
Dennis Mikulich .... grip
Ralph Nelson .... still photographer (as Ralph Nelson Jr.)
Jimmy Nichols .... electrician
Ken Nishino .... first assistant camera
Gary Parker .... dolly grip
Edward T. Smith .... electrician
Larry Whitehead .... gaffer
Louis Niemeyer .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Mary Ellen Flaherty .... location extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Seth Banks .... costume supervisor: men
Jennifer L. Parsons .... costume supervisor: women (as Jennifer Lynne Parsons)
Editorial Department
Anthony Spano .... assistant editor (as Anthony M. Spano)
Jerry Temple .... assistant editor
Music Department
Ralph Burns .... reunion scene arranger and orchestrator
Daniel Allan Carlin .... music editor (as Daniel Carlin Jr.)
Snuff Garrett .... musical supervisor of cowgirl's dream
Gary Goetzman .... radio source music
Dennis Kirk .... reunion scene musical supervisor
Joel Moss .... song production assistant
Mike Piccirillo .... radio source music
Bruce Roberts .... song producer
Transportation Department
Ed Arter .... transportation coordinator
Leroy Reed .... transportation captain
Other crew
Bruce Bahrenburg .... unit publicist
Bonnie Bruckheimer .... associate: Ms. Midler
Kiku Cavalier .... production office coordinator
Gerald Compton .... band member: The Reinsmen
Shirley Dale .... location consultant
Oga Danylo .... secretary to Mr. Jaffe
Doc Denning .... band member: The Reinsmen
Judi Dolan .... location projector operator
Bettiann Fishman .... production assistant
Karlene Gallegly .... location manager
Mauri Syd Gayton .... production office coordinator (as Mauri Syd Blumenfeld)
Richard Goodman .... band member: The Reinsmen
Larry Hand .... assistant accountant (as Laurence Leo Hand Jr.)
Lester Hoyle .... script supervisor (as Les Hoyle)
Mario Iscovich .... location manager
Kathy Kenworthy Roe .... secretary: Mr. Jeffrey (as Kathy Kenworthy)
Carol Lefko .... secretary: Mr. Siegel
Mary Meacham .... title designer
Don Richardson .... band member: The Reinsmen
Marge Rowland .... production accountant
Christian Drew Sidaris .... production assistant
Don Spinney .... cat trainer
Robert Thompson .... choreographer
Jerry Trent .... dancer
Fran Vanzella .... assistant: Ms. Midler
Leigh Webb .... first aid
Sharon Willford .... technical advisor
Barry Woodruff .... dancer
Steve Cohen .... production assistant (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Jinxed" - USA (alternative spelling), USA (DVD title)
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103 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Lalo Schifrin composed and recorded what would have been his sixth score for director Don Siegel, but it was rejected by the studio despite Siegel's objections. This was one of several fights Siegel had on this, his last film. Reported by the Los Angeles Times in 1982.See more »
Willie Brodax:How 'bout a beer?
Bonita Friml:That's no good for a radiator!
Willie Brodax:Thought it might start your motor.
Bonita Friml:I haven't got a motor!
Willie Brodax:You will.
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Movie Connections:
References The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)See more »
No JinxSee more »


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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Similar films aren't making today, unfortunately!!!, 10 June 2012
Author: vintkd from Russia

It's a very dynamic and funny comedy with young and always shining Bette Midler, who I love very much and I have been watching everything by her performance with great pleasure for a long time. In "Jinxed!" there is too many grim humor and even is a little of thriller and mysticism, and though this movie from the far '82, its nice to watch with all family today and personally me it makes laugh much more than some "Hangover", "The Dictator" and other modern comedies. I love old movies, because they are in the majority clever, kind and more emotional than cinema today. I'm sad what modern generation not need it and similar comedies lately are making maybe just in France.

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