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The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)

PG-13  |   |  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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$26,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,459,315 (USA) (24 August 2001)

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$7,585,551 (Europe) (14 December 2001)
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In its opening weekend, the film played at slightly over 900 screens, the largest opening engagement for any Woody Allen film. However, the box office take that weekend was only $2.5 million. See more »

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In the opening news room scene set in 1940, Briggs asks the sports desk reporter "Who won the 6th race at Aqueduct?" Aqueduct did not come in to existence until 1959. Jamaica Raceway would have been the operating track. See more »

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Chris: Many a man has gone to the gallows on circumstantial evidence.
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Two Sleepy People
Music by Hoagy Carmichael
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Performed by Earl 'Fatha' Hines
Courtesy of Fantasy, Inc.
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By Far Best Woody Allen in 30years,Helen Hunt Should Win Oscar!!!
20 August 2001 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

Acting is great and the dialog smart and fresh. Well have you rolling in the isles. All the difference a bigger budget can do for Woody. The 1940's is caught in all it's splendor, with color and superb taste of decor. This is just a good evening of entertainment without all the special effects, and refreshing to see a role that a first rate actress can get her teeth into. Woody should be congratulated for taken second spot for Helen Hunt to shine in all her Glory. One of the best films this season in a run of death pan,juvenile comedies,without talent and very little acting. Makes you want the star system to be put back in place.


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