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45 Ratings

Born to Win

Directed by Ivan Passer
United States, 1971
Drama, Crime, Comedy


George Segal plays Jay Jay, an ex-hairdresser who struggles to support his expensive drug habit. To avoid arrest, Jay Jay turns “narc,” informing on his fellow junkies.

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Born to Win Directed by Ivan Passer

Critics reviews

The joy of scoring follows downbeat note after downbeat note as J’s friends melt away. Where today’s Sean Baker or the Safdie Brothers go for hyperbole and excess, Passer offers a sensitive and sincere, funny and sad portrayal of street hustling.
September 21, 2016
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