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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.

Director:

Woody Allen

Writer:

Woody Allen
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Tormey ... Sam
John Schuck ... Mize
Woody Allen ... CW Briggs
Elizabeth Berkley ... Jill
Kaili Vernoff ... Rosie
Brian Markinson ... Al
Maurice Sonnenberg Maurice Sonnenberg ... Office Worker
John Doumanian John Doumanian ... Office Worker
Peter Gerety ... Ned
Helen Hunt ... Betty Ann Fitzgerald
Kevin Cahoon ... Lunch Delivery Man
Philip Levy Philip Levy ... Rocky's Waiter (as Phil Levy)
Wallace Shawn ... George Bond
Dan Aykroyd ... Chris Magruder
Vince Giordano ... Rainbow Room All Star
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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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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 C.W. is packing up to leave, he is carrying a box with a lamp and two picture frames. He hands the box to Sam and in the next shot, the lamp is tipped over and there are no more picture frames. See more »

Quotes

C.W.: I hate her just like I hate that German Chancellor with the moustache.
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Connections

Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #1.5 (2002) See more »

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Tuxedo Junction
Written by Buddy Feyne, William Johnson, Julian Dash & Erskine Hawkins
Performed by Dick Hyman & The Rainbow Room All Stars
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Enjoyable, better than expected - ignore the bad reviews
13 March 2011 | by phd_travelSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie. Although it wasn't that well reviewed it was really very good if not his best work.

This is a charming comedy mystery which is original and well written. There are lots of very good one liners you have to concentrate to catch. Many of the situations are delightful to watch unfold.

The cast is good. Helen Hunt's deadpan insults are tailor made for her. Charlize is alluring - just wish she had more screen time.

The main fault is Woody is a bit old looking for the romantic part of the role. I guess that's why he hasn't been acting in too many more of his own movies.


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Official Sites:

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Language:

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Release Date:

24 August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Woody Allen Fall Project 2000 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,459,315, 26 August 2001

Gross USA:

$7,517,191

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,914,307
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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