The Fortune Cookie

  • 1966
  • 2 HR 05 MIN
  • NR
  • Comedy, Sports

A very funny film, this morality tale is a deft mixture of cynicism, wit and idealism as only writer-director Wilder could do it. The only problem is that morality tales can get moralizing. While working the sidelines during a Browns-Vikings game, cameraman Harry Hinkle (Lemmon) is flattened by Browns running back Luther "Boom Boom" Jackson (Rich) and rushed...read more

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(Movie Clip) Next Voice You Hear
Whiplash Willie Gingrich (Walter Matthau) realizes how to get brother-in-law Harry (Jack Lemmon) to play along when his ex-wife Sandy (Judi West) call (more…)
(Original Trailer)
A crooked lawyer trumps up an insurance case for a cameraman injured at a pro football game in The Fortune Cookie (1966), directed by Billy Wilder and (more…)
(Movie Clip) Personal Tragedy
Shyster Willie Gingrich (Walter Matthau) dazzles the defense counsel, preparing for his lawsuit on behalf of his injured brother-in-law (Jack Lemmon, (more…)
(Movie Clip) Another Take
Fed up with the insurance scam, Harry (Jack Lemmon) performs for surveillance cameras and turns on ex-wife Sandy (Judi West), prompting brother-in-law (more…)
(Movie Clip) Accident
From Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, sportscaster Keith Jackson does play-by-play as cameraman Harry (Jack Lemmon) gets clobbered by Boom-Boom Jackson (more…)
(Movie Clip) Brother-In-Law
Shyster Willie Gingrich (Walter Matthau) is staking out his accident-victim brother-in-law's hospital room scheming a lawsuit in an early scene from B (more…)
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02:36 — Second trailer for The Fortune Cookie. A cameraman is knocked over during a football game. His brother in law as the king of the ambulance chasing law (more…)
Trailer
02:34 — Trailer for The Fortune Cookie. CBS cameraman Harry Hinkle (Jack Lemmon) gets injured when football player Luther 'Boom Boom' Jackson (Ron Rich) runs (more…)

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