The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001) - About the Movie | Amblin

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"I may be a scummy vermin but I'm an honest scummy vermin."

C.W. Briggs

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion

Release Date: August 24, 2001

Woody Allen writes, directs and stars in his latest comedy, his second after Small Time Crooks for DreamWorks Pictures, also starring Dan Aykroyd (Twilight Zone The Movie), Elizabeth Berkley, Helen Hunt, Brian Markinson, Wallace Shawn, David Ogden Stiers and Charlize Theron (The Legend of Bagger Vance).

Allen stars as C.W. Briggs, the top insurance investigator in New York in 1940—or so he keeps telling the firm’s new efficiency expert, Betty Ann Fitzgerald (Hunt).

Briggs prides himself on being able to crack any insurance caper by getting into the mind of the thief, but now, thanks to the hypnotic powers of the Jade Scorpion, the mind of a thief is getting into Briggs.

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion is produced by Letty Aronson, with Helen Robin serving as co-producer. Stephen Tenenbaum is the executive producer, and Datty Ruth, Jack Rollins and Charles H. Joffe are the co-executive producers.

The film reunites the behind-the-scenes creative team who recently collaborated with Allen on Small Time Crooks, including cinematographer Zhao Fei, production designer Santo Loquasto, editor Alisa Lepselter, costume designer Suzanne McCabe, and casting directors Juliet Taylor and Laura Rosenthal.

About the Film

About the Film

CAST
  • WOODY ALLEN,
  • DAN AKYROYD,
  • HELEN HUNT,
  • CHARLIZE THERON
DIRECTOR
  • WOODY ALLEN
SCREENWRITER
  • WOODY ALLEN
PRODUCER
  • LETTY ARONSON
CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • ZHAO FEI
PRODUCTION DESIGNER
  • SANTO LOQUASTO
COSTUME DESIGNER
  • SUZANNE MCCABE
EDITOR
  • ALISA LEPSELTER

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