The Fortune

1975

Comedy / Crime / Romance

2
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 20%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 36%
IMDb Rating 5.7 10 1980

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Cast

Jack Nicholson as Oscar
Christopher Guest as Boy Lover
Stockard Channing as Freddie
Harry Dean Stanton as Prisoner in Holding Cell
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1hr 28 min
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English
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23.976 fps
1hr 28 min
P/S 1 / 5

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by stanistreet 9 / 10

I'm sorry gridoon didn't get the plot. I thought it was hilarious.

Stockhard Channing must be one of the most underrated comediennes about. This is an hilarious film. gridoon, who found it disappointing, seems to base his critique on the quality of the cast; Nicholson; Beatty & Channing. His expectations were probably pitched too high - and, sure, Five Easy Pieces is amazing, and Bonnie & Clyde is a classic. But The Fortune can stand on its own. It is very funny. The pace is hectic and the storyline has resonances of "It Happened One Night". The difference being that in the "The Fortune", the heroine is kidnapped - a botched attempt by two incompetents (Nicholson & Beatty). The so-called Swedish Syndrome seems to have rooted here, in that the captive falls for her captors & doesn't want to be saved.

This film is well worth putting into DVD format - all Regions, please.

Reviewed by shepardjessica-1 6 / 10

Amusing Nichols film with Hilarious Nicholson!

Mike Nichols' last good film that I'm sure bombed at the time. Stockard Channing almost steals the show as the young heiress, Warren Beatty is perfectly cast, and Nicholson is hilarious without doing much (great hair). There were a lot of good films in the 70's and this should have been included on most lists.

A 7 out of 10. Best performance = Jack Nicholson. There are scenes that fall flat, but the ones that work make it worthwhile. Great costumes and art-set direction as well. It's hard to imagine these two actors (Beatty & Nicholson) playing the characters they did in REDS six years later after playing these buffoons. Give it a shot.

Reviewed by JasparLamarCrabb 4 / 10

A trifle despite the heavyweight talent...

There's one very funny, very inspired moment in THE FORTUNE involving Stockard Channing, Jack Nicholson and the wing of an airplane. It's a shame the remainder of this short, lightweight movie isn't quite as amusing. Nicholson is blackmailed by shifty Warren Beatty into marrying kooky heiress Channing, thus allowing the already married Beatty to avoid any Mann Act related ramifications. The trio travels from New York to Los Angeles, where the boys attempt to bump off Channing in hopes of gaining her inheritance. It's directed by Mike Nichols and has a script by Carol Eastman (aka Adrien Joyce, writer of FIVE EASY PIECES) so it's very surprising how stillborn the film is. Channing tries mightily to channel Carole Lombard and Nicholson is hysterical, cast way against type as a dimwit. Beatty plays it broadly and is OK, although he's pretty out of sync with the rest of the performers. Excellent production values including pitch perfect 1930s art direction by Richard Sylbert and a fun score by David Shire help to make the film an enjoyable trifle, but an 88 minute trifle is not something you'd expect from such heavyweight talent. Bassett hound faced Florence Stanley has a few choice moments as a very hot and bothered landlady.

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