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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Hooks ... Rob Douglas
N'Bushe Wright ... Juanita Johnson
Faizon Love ... Tone
E-40 E-40 ... Mike (as E40)
Starletta DuPois ... Moms Douglas
George Wallace ... Pops Douglas
David Alan Grier ... Detective Jenkins
Dean Norris ... Officer Roberts
Barima McKnight ... Blue
Meagan Good ... Buela Douglas
Mo'Nique ... Dahlia
De'aundre Bonds ... J.J. (as De'Aundre Bonds)
Antonio Fargas ... Uncle Jim Douglas
Harmonica Fats Harmonica Fats ... Grandpa Johnson
Mike Epps ... Crackhead
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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>

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Taglines:

the few, the proud, the paroled.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

3 Vezes em Apuros See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,684,704, 5 March 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$9,821,335, 4 June 2000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

Let's Ride
Written by Choclair (as Kareem Blake) and Kardinal Offishall
Performed by Choclair
Courtesy of Priority Records
Under license from EMI Canada
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Funny
4 November 2005 | by asapar1See 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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