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Pros & Cons (1999)

R | | Comedy, Crime
An awkward accountant winds up in jail and accidentally gains a reputation as a tough guy.

Director:

Boris Damast

Writer:

Larry Miller
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Cast

Credited cast:
Derek Basco ... Tuxedo Gang #2
Andre Rosey Brown ... Big Jim (as Rosey Brown)
Bill Lee Brown ... FBI Agent Rooney
Adam Consolo ... Defence Attorney
Rick Cramer ... 'Chip' the Nazi
Tommy Davidson ... Ron Carter
Eddie Driscoll ... FBI Agent Driscoll
Dennis Dun ... Head of tuxedo gang
Christine Ebersole ... Kathy Stanford
Edith Grant Edith Grant ... No character name (as EdieMay Grant)
Mike Grief ... Prison Chef
Lisa Jeffrey Lisa Jeffrey
Wayne Knight ... Wayne the Guard
LeJon LeJon ... Prison gang
Delroy Lindo ... Kyle
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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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Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for language and some drug use | See all certifications »
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USA

Language:

English

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Just Silly enough
16 April 2006 | by view_and_reviewSee all my reviews

Pros and Cons was just silly enough not to be taken seriously so that you can sit back and laugh. It was not a Leslie Nielson type of comedy, but it was satirical enough to get the point across. The movie is about an accountant who goes to prison and through sheer clumsiness he performs enough acts of toughness to become one of the most feared guys in prison. Larry Miller does an excellent job playing Ben Babbit the accountant. In every movie I've seen Larry Miller in he's played a cowardly worm type; this movie was no different except he is the protagonist in this one.

Being that the movie takes place in a prison there is expected foul language, race based gangs, and homosexuality, though it is never dwelled on too long nor is it graphic. I thought the movie was hilarious. Tommy Davidson and Larry Miller make a good team, it is a wonder why they never did any other movies together.


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