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The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)

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Release Date
 USA: Aug 24, 2001
 UK: 6 Dec 2002
DVD Release Date
 R1: Jan 29, 2002

Budget $26,000,000

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MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for some sexual content.

Running Time
1 hour, 43 minutes

Country USA, Germany

Studio Gravier Productions, VCL

More info on IMDb.com

Other Titles
• The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
• Woody Allen Fall Project 2000 (2000)
• Im Bann des Jade Skorpions (2001)



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Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama, Comedy, Thieves, Escape, Police, Infidelity, Detectives, Femme Fatale, Love Triangle

Tagline: Love stings

Plot: Woody Allen's funny, frantic THE CURSE OF THE JADE SCORPION is part screwball romantic comedy, part 1940s noir detective story, and part ingenious heist film. Allen stars as C.W. Briggs, a set-in-his-ways old-time insurance investigator who refuses to get along with the bright new efficiency expert, Betty Ann Fitzgerald (Helen Hunt), brought in to streamline his office's operations. Their back-and-forth bickering is reminiscent of the interplay between Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in HIS GIRL FRIDAY. When a magician, played by the always excellent David Ogden Stiers, hypnotizes them as part of his stage act, Briggs unknowingly becomes a jewel thief while falling in and out of love with the exceedingly more confused Fitz, who is carrying on a secret affair with the married head of the company (Dan Aykroyd). Mayhem ensues as a pair of brother detectives zero in on the criminal, a sexy debutante comes on to Briggs, and Briggs and Fitz start suspecting each other. Production designer Santo Loquasto, who has been working with Allen for more than twenty years, once again has created beautiful sets, and the soundtrack, featuring such 1940s jazz treasures as Glenn Miller and Duke Ellington, is simply splendid.

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 Directed by
Woody Allen
Match Point, Everyone Says I Love You, Bullets Over Broadway
 Written by
Woody Allen
Don't Drink the Water, Annie Hall, Antz
 Cast
Woody Allen
Annie Hall, Antz, Manhattan
Elizabeth Berkley
Any Given Sunday, Showgirls, The First Wives Club
Helen Hunt
As Good as It Gets, Cast Away, Twister
Wallace Shawn
The Princess Bride, The Incredibles, Toy Story
Dan Aykroyd
Pearl Harbor, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Ghost Busters
John Tormey
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, The Honeymooners, Stay
John Schuck
MASH, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
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