Plot & Details
Born to Win is the grimly ironic title of this jet-black comedy about heroin addicts. George Segal plays Jay Jay, an ex-hairdresser who struggles to support his expensive drug habit. To avoid arrest, Jay Jay turns "narc," informing on his fellow junkies. Eventually Jay Jay's sense of self-hatred threatens to overwhelm him. Also released as Born to Lose and Addict, Born to Win was the first American film for Czech director Ivan Passer.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Comedy,Drama
- Run Time: 90min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 07/02/2007
- DVD Release Date: 02/04/1998
- Director(s): Ivan Passer
- Starring: George Segal , Karen Black , Paula Prentiss , Jay Fletcher , Hector Elizondo
- Themes: Drug Addiction,Drug Trade
- Keywords: drug-addiction, heroin, informer
- Language: English