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The Fortune Cookie Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Judi West, Ron Rich

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THE FORTUNE COOKIE is a movie written and directed by Billy Wilder in 1966. Jack Lemmon is a TV cameraman accidentally injured by a football player - Ron Rich - during a game. His brother-in-law, played by Walter Matthau, a crooked lawyer persuades him to feign a serious injury in order to fool the insurance company and obtain one million dollars. Lemmon's ex-wife - Judi West - smells the jackpot and wants to have a share of the profit.
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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   In-laws    -   Wife Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   (General) search for meaning/identity Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Comedy or Parody about    -   criminals Druggie/drunk problems?    -   alcohol

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   sports arena

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None

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