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Born to Win (Addict)

Born to Win (Addict) (1971)

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Born to Win is the grimly ironic title of this jet-black comedy about heroin addicts. 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. Eventually Jay Jay's sense of self-hatred threatens to overwhelm him. Also released as Born to Lose and Addict, Born to Win was the first American film for Czech director Ivan Passer. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Drama, Classics, Comedy

David Scott Milton, Ivan Passer

May 11, 1999

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The main event is George Segal's whirligig of hipsterisms in the face of accelerating disaster

November 15, 2009 Full Review Source: CinePassion
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Audience Reviews for Born to Win (Addict)

DeNiro's hardly in it; the gifts of George Segal are almost the whole movie; a queasy feeling when we never know whether someone is making a bad move or a fatal one
January 23, 2008
adammahler1

Super Reviewer

Robert De Niro fans be prepared for disappointment, De Niro's performance throughout the film, probably adds up to around 5 minutes.

The star of course was George Segal whol played a pretty interesting character, however the film did have it's fair share of boring parts, although something made me still want to keep watching

VERDICT: Certainly not one to watch over and over, but probably worth a watch
December 29, 2007
76Majikat

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Why is Robert DeNiro on the cover?? He was in 5 minutes of the whole movie! Overall, I thought this film sucked, but George Segal was good in the role that was given to him and made it semi-worthwhile watching one time.
January 23, 2008
trisarahtops22

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