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Pros & Cons (1999)

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An awkward accountant winds up in jail and accidentally gains a reputation as a tough guy.

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Framed for crimes they didn't commit, two small-timers are headed up the river without a paddle. Now, the only thing that can bail them out is a case of mistaken identity. It's the hysterical prison comedy that's so funny, it's criminal! Written by Anonymous

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Very funny
30 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

Accountant Ben Babbitt knows too much about what his boss Jack Stanford is doing. so Stanford makes it look like Babbitt is the one embezzling from the company, and Babbitt gets sent to real prison, not a country club. There's no way a meek guy like this can survive in the joint. Or can he? Babbitt is very clumsy, and some of his actions are misinterpreted. He actually gets a reputation as a tough guy! And his knowledge of computers and the financial world has the potential to make him some friends. Meanwhile, Ben was only driving the getaway car when a Korean gang robbed a bank (and he didn't even realize what was going on), and yet he gets sent to the same prison. Guess who his cellmate is?

This was very funny. Larry Miller gives a good performance, always showing confidence no matter what, and always a little shaky. Delroy Lindo does a wonderful job as the prison's tough guy. Tommy Davidson does a good job as Ben. David Rasche is over the top as Babbitt's boss--ironically, the character claims not to be a gun type of person, a very strange thing to hear from the actor who lampooned Dirty Harry types in the very funny 'Sledge Hammer!' TV series. And Christine Ebersole is almost as funny as Jack's wife. Wayne Knight impresses as one of the guards.


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