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The Fortune Cookie

Not Yet Rated| 2 hr. 5 min.

Plot Summary
While taping a football game, cameraman Harry Hinkle (Jack Lemmon) ends up slightly injured after a collision with star player "Boom Boom" Jackson (Ron Rich). When Hinkle's scheming brother-in-law, lawyer Willie Gingrich (Walter Matthau), catches wind of the incident, he wants Hinkle to feign paralysis to scam the insurance company. Hinkle agrees to the plan, if only to win back his ex (Judi West). But Hinkle's growing friendship with a guilt-ridden Jackson has him questioning the ploy.

Cast: Jack Lemmon , Walter Matthau , Ron Rich , Cliff Osmond , Judi West , Lurene Tuttle , Harry Holcombe , Les Tremayne

Director: Billy Wilder

Genres: Comedy drama

The Fortune Cookie (1966)

Release Date: October 19th, 1966|2 hr. 5 min.

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