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The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Mystery  -  24 August 2001 (USA)
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An insurance investigator and an efficency expert who hate each other are both hypnotized by a crooked hypnotist with a jade scorpion into stealing jewels.

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Storyline

CW Briggs is a veteran insurance investigator, with many successes. Betty Ann Fitzgerald is a new employee in the company he works for, with the task of reorganizing the office. They don't like each other - or at least that's what they think. During a night out with the rest of the office employees, they go to watch Voltan, a magician who secretly hypnotizes both of them, in order to use them for his dirty schemes. The next evening already, Briggs makes his first robbery, and when he wakes up in the morning he has no memory of it. Things get really complicated when he starts investigating the case. Will he be able to uncover... himself? Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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24 August 2001 (USA)  »

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Woody Allen Fall Project 2000  »

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Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$696,164 (France) (14 December 2001)

Gross:

$7,585,551 (Europe) (14 December 2001)
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According to Woody Allen, this is one of his worst movies because he's leading it. He couldn't find anyone to play the lead and had to do it himself, even though he felt he wasn't a good fit for the part. See more »

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After returning to her apartment and waking up CW, Betty Ann turns on the radio and music plays immediately. However, the tubes in the radio hadn't been given any time to warm up. See more »

Quotes

C.W.: We'll have lunch. I know a great restaurant you'll love. Gestapo food.
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How High The Moon
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Excellent Woody Allen Love Triangle
31 October 2004 | by (Los Angeles, California, United States) – See all my reviews

I would recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys Woody Allen movies. I've always enjoyed the movies he's starred in, the roles he's played, and his self-deprecating yet undaunted sense of humor, and this movie proved true to all of this!

Besides the comedy I expected in a Woody Allen movie, I found suspense, an excellent plot, and even some heart-warming romance.

Helen Hunt plays one of his character's antagonists, as well as his love interest, forming a three-dimensional love triangle or pyramid, with Dan Aykroyd's character, their characters' boss, as the third member/cornerstone.

Dan Aykroyd and Helen Hunt remained true to their forms in this movie, as the professional and unique actors they are, so if you like any or all three of these stars, you should enjoy "The Curse of the Jade Scorpion"!


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