Born to Win

Born to Win

Director: Ivan Passer Cast: George Segal, Karen Black, Paula Prentiss


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/04/2015
UPC: 0637801682144
Original Release: 1971
Rating: R
Source: Desert Island Films
Time: 1:28:00
Sales rank: 61,537

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George Segal J.
Karen Black Parm
Paula Prentiss Veronica
Jay Fletcher Billy Dynamite
Hector Elizondo The Geek
Robert De Niro Danny
Ed Madsen Detective
Marcia Jean Kurtz Marlene
Irving Selbst Stanley
Sylvia Syms Cashier
Jane Elder Girl's Mother
Burt Young Actor
Max Brandt Actor

Technical Credits
Ivan Passer Director,Screenwriter
William S. Fisher Score Composer
Robert Greenhut Production Manager
Richard C. Kratina Cinematographer
Philip Langner Producer
Dennis L. Maitland Sound/Sound Designer
David Scott Milton Screenwriter
Jack Priestley Cinematographer
Ralph Rosenblum Editor
Murray P. Stern Art Director
Jerry Tokofsky Producer
Albert Wolsky Costumes/Costume Designer

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