Fortune Cookie - D FORT 2
MGM/UA (1966)
Comedy, Drama, Romance
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121 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1
Jack Lemmon Harry Hinkle
Walter Matthau Willie Gingrich
Ron Rich Luther 'Boom Boom' Jackson
Judi West Sandy Hinkle
Cliff Osmond Purkey
Lurene Tuttle Mother Hinkle
Harry Holcombe O'Brien
Les Tremayne Thompson
Lauren Gilbert Kincaid
Marge Redmond Charlotte Gingrich
Noam Pitlik Max
Harry Davis Dr. Krugman
Ann Shoemaker Sister Veronica
Maryesther Denver Nurse
Ned Glass Doc Schindler
Billy Wilder
Producer Billy Wilder
I.A.L. Diamond
Writer Billy Wilder
I.A.L. Diamond
Cinematography Joseph LaShelle
Musician André Previn

During a Cleveland Browns game, a CBS cameraman named Harry Hinkle (Jack Lemmon) is knocked down by a running back named Boom Boom Jackson (Ron Rich) and suffers a minor back sprain. When his lawyer former brother-in-law, Whiplash Willie (Walter Matthau) counsels him to fake paralysis up to make money, the two plan a case to sue the NFL and CBS. In the meantime, Harry’s conscience begins to nag at him when Boom Boom turns out to be a well-meaning nice guy and Harry’s ex-wife (Judi West) begins to find him sympathetic. Equally suspicious, the other side’s attorneys hire a private detective (Cliff Osmond) to put Harry under 24-hour surveillance to catch him as a fraud. It takes all of Whiplash Willie’s skill to maintain the ruse. Among the experts to try to expose Harry is Professor Winterhalter (Sig Ruman) who casts a jaundiced eye on this case. Lawyers, doctors, the NFL, and television, all are exposed for lies and greed when Whiplash Willie is on the job and in the courtroom in “The Fortune Cookie.”
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