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Go for Broke (2002)

R | | Comedy | 27 June 2002 (USA)
Two friends purchase a winning lottery ticket, only to have it stolen by a woman while she is robbing the cafe in which they are having lunch. The woman is caught and sent to prison, having... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pras Michel ... Jackson / Jackie
Michael A. Goorjian ... Rome / Romie (as Michael Goorjian)
LisaRaye McCoy ... Belinda / Star (as LisaRaye)
Bobby Brown ... Jive
Glenn Plummer ... Ramses
Ed Lauter ... Warden Lessen
Jean-Claude La Marre Jean-Claude La Marre ... Mouse
Marjorie Joseph ... Weasel (as Marjorie Jean)
Marcia Wright ... C.O. Jarvis
Bergen Williams Bergen Williams ... Snatch
Ruthie Spiering Ruthie Spiering ... Big Momma
Julissa Marquez ... Maria Conchita Sanchez Ramirez, head of Los Bonitas
Erika Ringor ... Red
Johann John Jean Johann John Jean ... Leroy (as John Jean)
Garry Guerrier ... C.O. Fader
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Two friends purchase a winning lottery ticket, only to have it stolen by a woman while she is robbing the cafe in which they are having lunch. The woman is caught and sent to prison, having managed to smuggle the lottery ticket inside. The two friends devise a plan to dress up in drag, commit a minor felony, get caught and then sent to the same prison in order to retrieve the ticket. "Some Like it Hot" meets "Stir Crazy" describes the antics of the film. Written by Anonymous

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Breaking Into Prison Was Easy, But Breaking Out Was A Drag

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and nudity
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 June 2002 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warning Films Inc. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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I LIKED IT
19 February 2003 | by youngjacob2002See all my reviews

First off,I want to say I love prison movies.I was rather impressed with this one,it's actually one of the best ones I've seen.There is one small thing wrong with it,the two men are going to a prison disquised as women,so-they know they will have a strip search!Yes,they lucked out with it,but was it worth taking the chance?How did they expect to get past it,just by the man walking in the room and rescuing them?Don't get me wrong,I liked the movie alot.It was very entertaining and it had good actors.The plot was good,maybe not one of the best but good enough.I don't think many people would put themselves through all the trouble these two did just to get a lottery ticket.And I was wondering,what does the title mean!??Go For Broke?No,I don't get it.For the most part the movie was great.


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