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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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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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When being introduced by Voltan in his act at the nightclub, C.W. says he works for North Coast Casualty and Fidelity Insurance Company. The office door, however, reads North Coast Fidelity and Casualty Insurance Company. See more »

Quotes

C.W.: There's a deck of cards with naked women on it.
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C.W.: I used to date the six of spades.
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Soundtracks

Sunrise Serenade
Music by Frankie Carle
Lyrics by Jack Lawrence
Performed by Glenn Miller
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superb, clever and funny
16 December 2002 | by (Belfast) – See all my reviews

The basic storyline alone of this film is simple and has been repeated in various forms countless times. However it is the clever and extremly funny script that make this a very good film. I recommend it.

While not a total departure for Woody, it is definitely a funny film paying homage to another era of filmmaking in many ways.


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