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Born to Win

Rating:R
Genre:Drama, Comedy
Release Date:December 1, 1971
Running time:90 minutes
Cast:George Segal, Robert De Niro, Paula Prentiss, Karen Black, Jay Fletcher
Director:Ivan Passer
Writer:David Scott Milton, Ivan Passer

Description: 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, All Movie Guide

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