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Hook, Line and Sinker (1969)

G
91 min | Comedy

Man (Lewis) is told by his doctor (Lawford), and best friend, that he has a terminal illness. At his wife's urging, he lives life to the fullest, racking up insurmountable debts. When the damage is done, his friend the doctor tells him ...See moreMan (Lewis) is told by his doctor (Lawford), and best friend, that he has a terminal illness. At his wife's urging, he lives life to the fullest, racking up insurmountable debts. When the damage is done, his friend the doctor tells him that he's not dying. Unfortunately, his life will eventually be ruined by his actions. So, they decide to stage his death so that his wife and family will not have to suffer for what he's done. Lewis eventually discovers that his friend, the doctor, set the entire scenario up so that he could get Lewis' wife. Written by See less
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Rod Amateau (screenplay) (story) | David Davis (story)
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Jun 6, 1969 (United States)

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Jerry Lewis
Peter J. Ingersoll / Fred Dobbs Peter J. Ingersoll / Fred Dobbs   See fewer
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5.4 / 10 | 611 votes