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Go for Broke (2002)

R | | Comedy | 27 June 2002 (USA)
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. The woman is caught and sent to prison, having... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Jean-Claude La Marre ... Mouse
Marjorie Joseph ... Weasel (as Marjorie Jean)
Marcia Wright ... C.O. Jarvis
Bergen Williams Bergen Williams ... Snatch
Ruthie Spiering Ruthie Spiering ... Big Momma
Julissa Marquez ... Maria Conchita Sanchez Ramirez, head of Los Bonitas
Erika Ringor ... Red
Johann John Jean Johann John Jean ... Leroy (as John Jean)
Garry Guerrier Garry Guerrier ... C.O. Fader
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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. The woman is caught and sent to prison, having managed to smuggle the lottery ticket inside. The two friends devise a plan to dress up in drag, commit a minor felony, get caught and then sent to the same prison in order to retrieve the ticket. "Some Like it Hot" meets "Stir Crazy" describes the antics of the film. Written by Anonymous

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Breaking Into Prison Was Easy, But Breaking Out Was A Drag

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and nudity
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 June 2002 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Warning Films Inc. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Followed by Go for Broke 2 (2005) See more »

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Movie should be jailed, no probation
12 August 2014 | by djderkaSee all my reviews

A poor attempt to try an make a comedy in the style of Two Wong Foo, Some Like it Hot, and others.

90% of the movie is two guys disguised as girls and being in a prison and the "drop the soap" type humor all too common in these type of movies.

The director/writer waste too much time on the 'girls in prison" malarkey. This does not move the plot forward and stalls in out in stupid 'situational' mishaps of being in prison.

Now, if the movie took a stab at Mad, Mad, Mad World type of humor and everyone hunting for the big W or the lottery ticket you might have something.

So, you need the guards, the 'girls', the warden, the infiltrators, in short everyone looking for the ticket. This can result in endless comic misunderstandings and foul ups.

Maybe next time.


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