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Fortune Cookie, The

Cameraman Jack Lemmon gets run over by a footballer. Crooked lawyer brother-in-law Walter Matthau seeks to capitalise on his minor injuries for a CBS-suing fortune. Comic moral dilemma since rehashed in just about every American sitcom ever, from The Simpsons to Silver Spoons. The only downside is that in Britain it was released as ‘Meet Whiplash Willie’. Groo.

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