August 24, 2001
Genre(s): Romantic Comedy, Thriller, Mystery, Crime
This romantic comedy is an homage to the popular detective films of the 1940s and focuses on the problems of private investigator C. W. Briggs. A female efficiency expert is making his life miserable, until the two are hypnotized during a nightclub performance and led to believe they are in love with each other. But the hypnotist/magician keeps Briggs under his spell, programming him with a secret word that encourages him to steal valuables from homes of the well to do. In the meantime, Briggs can't seem to successfully solve any new cases and is at odds with his newfound attraction to his former nemesis, who is actually involved in an affair with the man who supervises them both.