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Jinxed (1982)






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Jinxed is an apt name for this disastrous project which, sadly, turned out to be Don Siegel's final film. The film takes place in Reno, where blackjack dealer Willie Brodax (Ken Wahl) becomes an innocent victim of a broken-down gambler named Harold Benson (Rip Torn). Such is Willie's luck that when he sees Benson sit down at his blackjack table, he realizes that he will soon be out of a job. Benson is also giving his girlfriend Bonita Friml (Bette Midler) a difficult time. When she notices Willie and sees how Bensen is putting him through the wringer, she begins to fall for him and gets him involved in a scheme to kill her boyfriend.more
Rating: R
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: David Newman, Frank D. Gilroy, Bert Blessing
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On DVD: Dec 7, 2004
United Artists

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Bette Midler
as Bonita Friml
Ken Wahl
as Willie Brodax
Rip Torn
as Harold Benson
Val Avery
as Milt Hawkins
Benson Fong
as Dr. Wing
Jacqueline Scott
as Woman Bettor
Woodrow Parfrey
as Insurance Agent
Ian Wolfe
as Morley
Joan Freeman
as Woman Agent
George Dickerson
as Tahoe Casino Manager
Don Siegel
as Owner Adult Bookstor...
Barry Michlin
as Talent Booker ("Max"...
Read Morgan
as Reno Player
Tom Pletts
as Tahoe First Monitor
Sterling Swanson
as First Bettor
Archie Lang
as Tahoe Second Monitor
Kathryn Kates
as Miss Nina
Richard Goodman
as The Reinsman
Jim Nolan
as Father
Joan Freeman
as Woman Agent
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Critic Reviews for Jinxed

All Critics (1)

Unfunny black comedy.

Full Review… | June 22, 2005
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Audience Reviews for Jinxed

I caught this on TV one night, I wasn't sure if it was supposed to be funny or not, but it wasn't funny if it was trying to be. It's mostly pretty boring, and not much happens.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Poor Bette after such a great start with the "Rose" she got stuck with this stinker where the best thing where the details of behind the camera's fight with the director and her co star. Jinxed it is

richard s

Get out the popcorn and get your friends together for this one. Jinxed is the funny and cute story about a "jinxed" blackjack dealer Willie (Ken Wahl --HOT!!) who is being followed from job to job by a gambler (Rip Torn) and his wife (Midler), as they make money off him! Naturaly, Willie can't keep a job, until one day he meets up with Midler and they have some steamy love scenes and they fall in love. One problem--her husband is a possessive, abusive low-life who won't allow her to leave him. So Midler and Willie devise a scheme to murder her husband and run off together with his life insurance policy and gambling winnings! Not all goes according to plan, and there are some big surprises and laughs along the way.

This is one of those movies where everything is quite absurd, but lovable and fun just the same. The plot is actually quite clever and the performances are very good. Just a light, funny, so-bad-its-good movie that would be entertaining to just about anyone. Yeah, it was a flop, but that's part of its charm. Lighten up and enjoy it!

Austin Hayes

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