Born to Win

84 MINS1971Cult ClassicsR
Ivan Passer
George SegalRobert De NiroKaren BlackPaula PrentissHector Elizondo
With an impressive cast of actors led by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro, Oscar nominee George Segal, Oscar nominee Karen Black, Hector Elizondo and Paula Prentiss, BORN TO WIN is a gritty black comedy shot on the down-and-dirty streets of early-1970s New York City. Hairdresser-turned-junkie J (Segal, sporting some epic sideburns) has lost everything and spends his days prowling the gnarliest corners of the Big Apple for his next fix. A charismatic wise ass, J desperately wants to start over - but can he escape his crippling heroin addiction?