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Born to Win (Born to Lose) (1971)

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Paula Prentiss Paula Prentiss
Jay Fletcher Jay Fletcher
Billy Dynamite
Ed Madsen Ed Madsen

Written by
David Scott Milton David Scott Milton
Ivan Passer Ivan Passer


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7 years, 2 months ago at Jan 6 4:11
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I admit that the only reason I sought this film out is because I'm trying to see all of Robert De Niro's early movies. Of the ones I've seen this one may be the best, it was better than I expected giving its limited stature, availability and horribly deteriorated picture. It's about a small-time hood played by George Segal who is being set up by police (one of whom happens to be De Niro in a small... read more

A good movie

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As you may have noticed, I’m a very obsessive movie watcher and one of my very first obsession was/is Robert de Niro. I just love this actor and I have been watching many of this movies during the last 18 years (65 so far and still 20 to go). However, since the beginning of this decade, he has been making about 3 or 4 movies a year and most of them were of a very dubious quality so I’m not as ... read more
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J.J. (George Segal) is a former hairdresser turned heroin addict trying to satisfy his $100 per day habit and deal with the New York City drug culture. In order to get by, he turns narc and starts ratting on his friends.
Release date: 13 July 1972
UPC: 645961140428
Tags: Heroin (2), Drug Smuggling (2), Drama (2), Comedy (2), Junkie (2), 1971 (2), Hair (1), Breaking (1), Car Chase (1), Addiction (1), Drug Addict (1), Informer (1), Melodrama (1), Drug Addiction (1), Hold Up (1), Theft (1), Limousine (1), Manhattan New York City (1), 1970s (1), Manhattan (1)
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