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Two friends purchase a winning lottery ticket, only to have it stolen by a Woman while she is robbing the cafe in which they are having lunch... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Pras Michel ... Jackson / Jackie

Michael A. Goorjian ... Rome / Romie (as Michael Goorjian)

LisaRaye McCoy ... Belinda / Star (as LisaRaye)

Bobby Brown ... Jive

Glenn Plummer ... Ramses

Ed Lauter ... Warden Lessen
Jean-Claude La Marre ... Mouse

Marjorie Jean ... Weasel

Marcia Wright ... C.O. Jarvis
Bergen Williams ... Snatch
Ruthie Spiering ... Big Momma

Julissa Marquez ... Maria Conchita Sanchez Ramirez, head of Los Bonitas

Erika Ringor ... Red
Johann John Jean ... Leroy (as John Jean)
Garry Guerrier ... C.O. Fader
Anil Raman ... Van Gogh
Kevin McGrath ... Judge Price

Jamie McShane ... Detective Ross

Stephen Polk ... Officer Summers (as Steve Polk)
Liorah Stuchiner ... Lottery Announcer

Cheryl Francis Harrington ... Tiny
Norma Michaels ... Old Lady
Yolanda Jo ... Celia

Denyce Lawton ... Venom

Nina Womack ... Inmate #1

Cheryl Tsai ... Inmate #2
Kyausha Simpson ... Inmate #3
Nicole Bush ... Inmate #5
Tom Milo ... Sergeant
Clarence Major ... Lawyer
Tanya Hubbard ... Prison Teacher

Brendan Connor ... Court Officer #1

Patrick M. Walsh ... Correction Officer #2 (as Patrick Walsh)
David Brown ... Corrections Officer #3

Jerry LaMothe ... Corrections Officer #4

William Lamar ... C.O. Lewis

Joel King ... Lottery Commissioner
Courtney Hathaway ... Waitress
Brook Corbitt ... Officer #1
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kira Madallo Sesay ... Venom
Joann Socrates ... Inmate (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean-Claude La Marre 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jean-Claude La Marre  written by

Produced by
Reginald Chevalier .... associate producer
Jean-Claude La Marre .... producer
Liz La Marre .... associate producer
Patrick McIntire .... producer
Pras Michel .... producer
Darryl Taja .... executive producer
Original Music by
Michael Cohen 
Cinematography by
Cort Fey 
Film Editing by
Skip Spiro 
Casting by
Akua Campanella 
Patrick Cunningham 
Production Design by
Clarence Major 
Art Direction by
Heather Gulko 
Set Decoration by
Heather Gulko 
Costume Design by
Yolanda Pickens 
Tanya Sanchez 
Makeup Department
Francie Paull .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Patrick McIntire .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kevin A. Freeman .... second assistant director
Tom Milo .... first assistant director
John Reynolds .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Aaron Dick .... swing
Danny Rea .... lead man
Stefan Wilcox .... property master
Sound Department
Erik H. Magnus .... sound mixer (as Erik Magnus)
Daniel Rice .... boom operator
Bruce Comtois .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Craig Fikse .... Steadicam operator
George Gregory .... dolly grip
David Kiser .... assistant camera
James Mann .... dolly grip
David Mun .... assistant camera
Dave Muskeni .... electrician
David Nguyen .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shaun Michael Page .... head costumer
Music Department
Michael Cohen .... music supervisor
Darryl Taja .... music supervisor
Other crew
Bruce Comtois .... head of security
Maureen Tuohy .... script supervisor
Ben Westlake .... assistant to the director

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Additional Details

Rated R for language and nudity
94 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Followed by Go for Broke 2 (2005)See more »


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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Lame comedy with hopeful beginning..., 11 May 2003
Author: dwpollar from Evansville, Indiana USA

1st watched 5/11/2003 - 3 out of 10(Dir-Jean Claude Lemarre): Lame comedy with hopeful beginning but drowns in the end. This story about a couple of friends who win a lottery ticket, get it stolen by someone who's going directly to woman's prison, and their attempt to get into the jail as women to get it back has it's moments. The problem is not the acting and interaction between the main characters. They actually do a good job with their parts and are funny at times, but the movie goes awry once they get into the jail and the supporting cast is pretty bad to say the least. The movie is being sold because it has a bunch of well-known musicians in it but there isn't any music!! This has to clue you in right away that there's something wrong with the movie itself. The last hour is extremely boring without any laughs which kind of closed the door for any kind of recommendation from me. I did make it through to the end though, but just barely. I wouldn't mind seeing Pras and Michael J. Goorjian together in a better movie. Maybe next year.

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