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Jinxed ★★ 1982 (R)

Las Vegas nightclub singer tries to convince a gullible blackjack dealer to murder her crooked boyfriend, but the plan backfires when the gangster electrocutes himself while taking a shower. Offscreen cast disputes were probably much more interesting than on-screen comedy. 104m/C VHS, DVD . Bette Midler, Ken Wahl, Rip Torn; D: Donald Siegel; W: David Newman, Frank D. Gilroy; M: Miles Goodman.