Taglines: America’s favorite tootsie is on a roll.
Harold Benson (Rip Torn) and his lounge-singer wife Bonita Friml (Bette Midler) follow a young blackjack dealer Willie Brodax (Ken Wahl) around the country. Harold has a blackjack winning jinx on Willie, and seemingly can’t lose to him. After Willie becomes suspicious, he starts following Harold and finds his trailer and starts talking to Bonita. Willie and Bonita eventually fall in love and plot to do away with Harold to collect Harold’s life insurance.
Jinxed! (also known as Jinxed on promotional media) is a 1982 American comedy film starring Bette Midler, Rip Torn and Ken Wahl. Directed by Don Siegel, the veteran filmmaker would suffer a heart attack during the troubled production. This would be Siegel’s final film.
Directed by: Don Siegel
Starring: Bette Midler, Ken Wahl, Rip Torn, Val Avery, Jack Elam, Benson Fong, Jacqueline Scott, Ian Wolfe, Kathryn Kates
Screenplay by: David Newman
Production Design by: Ted Haworth
Cinematography by: Vilmos Zsigmond
Film Editing by: Douglas Stewart
Costume Design by: Robert De Mora
Set Decoration by: Robert R. Benton
Art Direction by: Angelo P. Graham
Music by: Miles Goodman, Bruce Roberts
Distributed by: Metro Goldwyn Mayer, United Artists
Release Date: October 22, 1982