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3 Strikes (2000)

R | | Comedy | 1 March 2000 (USA)
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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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 <BrianBlu23@aol.com>

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the few, the proud, the paroled.

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1 March 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

3 Vezes em Apuros  »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

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

Crazy Credits

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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References Truck Turner (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Where I Come From
Written by Kam (as C. Miller), S. Fonteno and M. Jordan
Performed by Kam & Solo
Kam appears courtesy of Royal Entertainment/Interscope Records
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4 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is hilarious! Every time I see it playing on television, I have to watch it till the end. Its packed with an all-star line up of black comedians.

I just read the comment posted before mine, and I strongly disagree. It is an unfair assessment of this movie. Now you do have your occasional flops of 'hip-hop' movies, but this isn't one of them.

I think Brian Hooks could have been the next Martin Lawerence. I compare his comedy in this movie to him, David Alan Grier, Tommy Davidson. It has a lot of one liner humor, "Gotta have that Yac before I break yo' back"...and especially coming out of Rob's (the main character) father. Referring to Rob to 'having a dream' like Martin Luther King and telling him not to come back home and join the Salvation Army just cracked me up.

If you liked this I recommend the movie Trippin', which was also real funny.


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