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Born to Win
Born to Win
Actors: George Segal, Paula Prentiss, Karen Black, Jay Fletcher, Hector Elizondo
Director: Ivan Passer
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     2000     1hr 28min


     
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Actors: George Segal, Paula Prentiss, Karen Black, Jay Fletcher, Hector Elizondo
Director: Ivan Passer
Creators: Jack Priestley, Richard C. Kratina, Ivan Passer, Ralph Rosenblum, Jerry Tokofsky, Philip Langner, David Scott Milton
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Crime, Comedy, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Direct Source Label
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 01/10/2000
Original Release Date: 01/01/1971
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1971
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 28min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

A Sadly Neglected Film
Gus Mauro | Brandon,mb | 03/30/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This little film from the early seventies stars major film star Robert De niro in a role I'm sure even he can't remember doing along with george segal who plays JJ a sucsessful hairdresser who's hooked on heroerin and runs afoul of the mob. So JJ is up to his neck in trouble when the cops use him to get the goods on a drug smuggler. Absorbing at times very well acted By segal in this somewhat twisted comedy/drama Best scene is when JJ & His friend are shooting up in a washroom in an abandon office floor JJ'S friend overdoses on what he thinks is heroin but instead it's battery acid laced inside the drug meant for JJ. A powerful scene displaying Segal at his efftictive moment in the film. A bittersweet film more regareded and appriciated today then it was first relased over twenty years ago."
Powerful filmmaking
04/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There have been a number of "dope" films that have followed "Born To Win". None have been as searing, honest, funny, and profound as this one. The acting is superb, the writing brilliant, the direction first-rate. This is cinema at its best, powerful filmmaking. George Segals performance is as good as it gets. See it!"
Its not all that bad
07/04/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"DeNiro was only in the movie for a few moments but George Segal is the star and he gives a harrowing and brilliant performance as a hundred dollar a day heroin addict. The film is funny and sad unfortunately utterly truthful. This film forshadowed a whole generation of films about lost souls adrift in our blasted urban landscapes. Its a bit on the morbid side at first but will please you towards the beginning of the second half."
Misunderstood film
Gus Mauro | 03/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The dvd of "Born To Win" is being plugged as a DeNiro film, although he only has a small part in it. George Segal is the star and he gives a harrowing and brilliant performance as a $100 a day heroin addict. The film is funny and sad and utterly truthful; made in 1971, it forshadowed a whole generation of films about lost souls adrift in our blasted urban landscapes. In a class of its own."