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3 Strikes (2000)

 -  Comedy  -  1 March 2000 (USA)
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Brian Hooks plays a character who is just released from jail. And the state adopts a "3 strikes" rule for felons that involves serious penalties. Hooks has 2 strikes, and wants to change ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Hooks ...
E-40 ...
Mike (as E40)
Pops Douglas
Officer Roberts
Barima McKnight ...
J.J. (as De'Aundre Bonds)
Harmonica Fats ...


Brian Hooks plays a character who is just released from jail. And the state adopts a "3 strikes" rule for felons that involves serious penalties. Hooks has 2 strikes, and wants to change his life for the better. When a friend picks him up, they are pulled over, and his friend shoots at police officers, and Hooks escapes. Now Hooks, a wanted man, must clear his name of having nothing to do with the shooting. Written by Brian Blueskye <>

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the few, the proud, the paroled.




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Release Date:

1 March 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

3 Strikes  »

Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,684,704 (USA) (3 March 2000)


$9,821,335 (USA) (2 June 2000)

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1.85 : 1
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Final feature film appearance of Gerald S. O'Loughlin. See more »

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During the first part of the end credits, some outtakes are shown (the best of which is a police dog passing the suspect it's supposed to be chasing). See more »


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Written by Silkk Tha Shocker (as V. Miller) and Rico Lumpkins (as R. Lumpkins)
Performed by Silkk Tha Shocker (as Silkk The Shocker)
Courtesy of No Limit/Priority Records
Rico Lumpkins courtesy of DARP, Inc.
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Dear Lord...This Was AWFUL.
27 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

3 Strikes is an absolutely horrible and stupid movie. It's incompetent, unfunny, predictable, ill-conceived, and has absolutely no redeeming qualities, there is not one single laugh to be found in this atrocity, not one at all, not one single laugh! The movie tells the story of Rob Douglas, a man who gets out of jail, and after a run in with bad luck, he goes on the run to prevent getting his third strike, and that's it, the end, period. Let's talk about the many bad things of this film. For one thing, the script. Well, that blame goes to DJ Pooh, who wrote the script, and directed the film too. I have nothing against a lot of swearing in movies, but I do have a problem with it if there is no reason for it. Seriously, in the first five minutes, I heard nothing but countless uses of the F-word, the N-word, and other obscenities. Seriously, what was DJ Pooh thinking when he wrote this script? This script is horrible, he must have been high on something to come up with a piece of garbage as horrible as this!

The acting was horrible beyond belief, Brian Hooks was terrible as the main character, trying to get away from getting his third strike. Yes, we understand that, but you know something? Get a life already. Faizon Love was probably the worst, he should never be allowed to be in another movie, he is one of the worst actors that I have ever seen, he was horrible in Who's Your Caddy (which was also a terrible movie), and he was terrible in this film. The only one who looked like he was trying to act was David Alan Grier, who plays Detective Jenkins, I wonder how far they got into filming before he realized what a major bomb he was in. And what was the talented Vincent Schiavelli (may he rest in peace) doing in this atrocity?! DJ Pooh has nobody to blame for this travesty but himself, he should never be allowed to direct another movie, and I guess that has happened, as he hasn't done so in over ten years, it's no surprise that he faded into the "Where Are They Now?" File.

The humor could not have been any worse than it was. The movie operated on only two levels, the levels that contained toilet jokes and racial humor. Seriously, what was DJ Pooh thinking, he was probably thinking something like: "I know, I'll write as many racial and toilet jokes that I can think of and make them into a movie, the audience will love it!" And that's what he did here, he directed and wrote this movie with all of the toilet and racial jokes that he could think of, and not one single one of those jokes are funny. I honestly would not recommend this horrid piece of garbage to anybody. Do you think I'm joking, see it for yourself. Better, take my word for it, it's horrible, it's another one of the worst movies I've ever seen, and it's one of the most pathetic attempts at comedy that I have ever had the pain of enduring, and you shouldn't go through that same thing, unless you want to see just how bad it can get, stay away from this garbage at all costs!


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