The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)

7.5 / Rated by 2 people

103 min.
Plot  In 1940, C. W. Briggs (Woody Allen) is an insurance investigator in New York City who is highly successful, owing to his many connections and ability to think like a criminal. His work does not impress Betty Ann Fitzgerald (Helen Hunt), an efficiency expert who butts heads with C. W. over his old-fashioned views. Her advice is usually followed however, because she secretly is in a relationship with her boss, Chris Magruder (Dan Aykroyd), who constantly reassures her that they will be free to pursue their relationship in public once he finalizes his divorce with his wife.

While attending a dinner with some employees, Voltan (David Ogden Stiers), a stage magician calls on Betty Ann and C. W. to be in his hypnotism act. Using the words "Madagascar" and "Constantinople" on them respectively as trigger words to put them in a trance, the two are given the suggestion that they are newlyweds who are madly in love before being reawakened. When C. W. returns home for the evening, he rec...



Woody Allen
C. W. Briggs
Helen Hunt
Betty Ann Fitzgerald
Dan Aykroyd
Chris Magruder
Brian Markinson
Alvin "Al"
Wallace Shawn
George Bond
Charlize Theron
Laura Kensington


All Titles

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




Bultan rated The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001) with 8.0 stars / 09.03.2014

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