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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... See full summary »
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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
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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 ... 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 retrievie the ticket. "Some Like it Hot" meets "Stir Crazy" describes the antics of the film. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy

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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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Warning Films Inc. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.37 : 1
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Lame comedy with hopeful beginning...
11 May 2003 | by dwpollarSee all my reviews

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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