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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 »

Director:

Don Siegel

Writers:

Frank D. Gilroy (screenplay) (as Bert Blessing), David Newman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 George Dickerson ... Tahoe Casino Manager
Cletus Young Cletus Young ... Dealer
Tom Pletts Tom Pletts ... Tahoe First Monitor
Archie Lang Archie Lang ... Tahoe Second Monitor
Kathryn Kates ... Miss Nina
James Nolan ... Father (as Jim Nolan)
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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jinxed See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,209,311, 24 October 1982, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$2,869,638
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Final film of Director Don Siegel. 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

Willie Brodax: Actually Ma'am, you DO need a vacuum cleaner, but I ain't selling any.
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Connections

Referenced in Biography: Bette Midler (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

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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quirky, ridiculous and fun. so bette
24 November 2003 | by trvwatsonSee all my reviews

This film, had a very good feel to it, although it did seem to be taking the micky out of itself a little, but that didn't matter because, it was a story that delved into the ridiculous, the storyline was quirky enough to carry the film through.

Bette Midler was a slight more subdued than her usual roles, but then again, it was way before she was really known for for her more famous films, like BIG BUSINESS AND GYPSY but towards the end her character perked up a little.

But how 2 people can fall in love so quickly, and then to plan her husbands end was a bit ( right)ok

but you should really go rent it if you want laughs and enjoyable oneliners like saying to the stripper, HEY YOU KNOW HAROLD BENSON, stripper replys YEA I KNOW THE CREEP, WELL GUESS WHAT HE'S DEAD. and they both fall about laughing, great stuff.


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