Born To Win

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Released 1971

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Director:
Ivan Passer
Released:
1971
Rating:
R
Born to Win is a 1971 black comedy that stars George Segal, Paula Prentiss, Karen Black, Hector Elizondo, Robert De Niro, and Jay Fletcher. Jay Jay (George Segal) is a struggling addict who at one time has a promising career as a hairdresser. To make ends meet, he has begun doing various deals and tasks for Vivian (Hector Elizondo). When Jay Jay meets Veronica (Karen Black), the girl of his dreams, his addiction begins to get worse. In order to have the money to impress Veronica and buy his drugs, he begins committing more serious crimes. When Jay Jay is threatened with being arrested, he decides to become a narc for the police department. Jay Jay must fight his addiction while choosing to narc on his drug addict friends or be thrown in jail for robbery. As he is forced to make these choices, he begins to spiral down into a life of depression and addiction. Can he save himself before it's too late?moreless
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    Crime, Classics