4.0/10
1,426
10 user 22 critic

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 »

Director:

Writer:

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Wash (2001)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

With the rent due and his car booted, Sean (Dr. Dre) has to come up with some ends...and fast. When his best buddy and roommate Dee Loc (Snoop Dogg), suggests that Sean get a job busting ... See full summary »

Director: DJ Pooh
Stars: Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Anthony Albano
Hot Boyz (Video 2000)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Injustice begets a criminal. Kool is an artist without prospects, a black belt in karate, and in love with LaShawna, poised and college bound. One night she witnesses a stabbing and ... See full summary »

Director: Master P
Stars: Gary Busey, Silkk Tha Shocker, Jeff Speakman
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Two small time scam artists, Black and Blue, sell boom boxes and broken TVs from their van at the parking lot. When, by mistake, a shipment of cellular phones gets to them, it doesn't take long before FBI and gangsters are after them.

Director: Michael Martin
Stars: Master P, Anthony Johnson, Gretchen Palmer
The Steve Harvey Show (1996–2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A former funk star named Steve Hightower enlists as a high school music teacher away from his original career in Chicago.

Stars: Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, Merlin Santana
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A woman must contend with rival strippers and her boss in an attempt to make a legitimate living.

Director: Ice Cube
Stars: LisaRaye McCoy, Dick Anthony Williams, Judyann Elder
ATL (2006)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

As four friends prepare for life after high school, different challenges bring about turning points in each of their lives. The dramas unfold and resolve at their local rollerskating rink, Cascade.

Director: Chris Robinson
Stars: T.I., Lauren London, Evan Ross
Class Act (1992)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Duncan is a genius straight A student, Blade is juvenile delinquent. But because of a mix up with their school records, everyone thinks each is the other one. Now, Duncan kind of likes the ... See full summary »

Director: Randall Miller
Stars: Christopher Reid, Christopher Martin, Andre Rosey Brown
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Good natured Reverend Henry Biggs finds that his marriage to choir mistress Julia is flagging, due to his constant absence caring for the deprived neighborhood they live in. On top of all ... See full summary »

Director: Penny Marshall
Stars: Denzel Washington, Whitney Houston, Courtney B. Vance
Bébé's Kids (1992)
Animation | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

To impress his new girlfriend, a man agrees to look after her friend's kids, only to find that they are uncontrollably rambunctious.

Director: Bruce W. Smith
Stars: Faizon Love, Robin Harris, Vanessa Bell Calloway
Roll Bounce (2005)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

1970s roller-skate jams fuel this coming-of-age comedy, as X and his friends, who rule their local rink, are shocked when their home base goes out of business. Heading over to the ... See full summary »

Director: Malcolm D. Lee
Stars: Shad Moss, Nick Cannon, Meagan Good
South Central (1992)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A man is sent to prison for 10 years. Coming out of prison he wants to live a normal life and stop crime but his son has now followed the criminal path of his father.

Director: Stephen Milburn Anderson
Stars: Byron Minns, Glenn Plummer, Lexie Bigham
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The Jacksons are your average working-class family in Gary, Indiana; but when their father discovers the kids have an extraordinary musical talent they form a band. Winning talent show ... See full summary »

Stars: Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Angela Bassett, Holly Robinson Peete
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

the few, the proud, the paroled.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

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)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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 »

Connections

References Jerry Springer (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Hold On Me
Written by M. Jordan, N. Wilson and B. McKnight
Performed by Niomisha Featuring Blue
Courtesy of Lithium Entertainment
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A fun trip
13 September 2006 | by (Chicago, IL.) – See all my reviews

I liked this movie. It was fun and enjoyable. I have watched it several times, and so have my kids. The soundtrack has some good beats & rhythm. I like it when movies show you some of the neighborhoods and surrounding areas while filming. It was amusing to watch and listen to the character Mike (played by rapper E-40). I had a "helluva" time just trying to understand what he was saying. The News Anchor with the thick glasses was funny to watch, as well as David Alan Grier.

Now don't get me wrong, the whole movie wasn't hilarious, but I did not find it unpleasant as some of the others described.

As for those who criticize, let's keep it in perspective - "different strokes for different folks". Remember, some of you think the Olsen Twins and Lindsay Lohan are entertaining! But maybe it's a cultural thing.


6 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Best Lines nina_beretta
Song Question bianca_newkirk-1
Was Was The Name Of That Song babyboi789
What was this song. cypha415
who was the STRIP TEASER/POLE DANCER? at the club kolapz1
Discuss 3 Strikes (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?