5/5 (1)

 

Title
Born to Win
Genres
Comedy, Crime, Drama
Actors
George Segal, Paula Prentiss, Karen Black, Héctor Elizondo, Robert De Niro, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Jay Fletcher, Ed Madsen, Burt Young
Tagline
Country
 United States of America
Director
Ivan Passer
Producer
Philip Langner
Runtime
1 h 28 min
Release Date
1 December 1971
Overview
The film follows Jay Jay, a former hair dresser who has become a drug addict. He lives his new life by doing deals for Vivian from time to time. One day he meets Parm, a free-spirited girl. The two fall in love. Jay Jay's drug habit grows, and he soon resorts to robbery. On the threat of arrest, he works alongside two dirty policemen by becoming a narc, and reports on his former fellow junkies. Yet, as the movie continues, Jay Jay sinks deeper into turmoil with feelings of self-hatred.