Robert De Niro Double Feature: The Swap/Born to Win [DVD]

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Born to Win
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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

The Swap
A political filmmaker finds himself in Long Island for a weekend where he finds himself entangled with a high-living, jet set crowd. At first it is exciting, but soon he finds himself disillusioned by their shallowness. The film contains an early performance by Robert De Niro. Footage from Sam's Song was later re-edited into a completely different movie, known as both The Swap and Line of Fire, in which a man investigates the death of his brother. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • George Segal
    George Segal - J.
  • Karen Black
    Karen Black - Parm
  • Paula Prentiss
    Paula Prentiss - Veronica
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    Jay Fletcher - Billy Dynamite
  • Hector Elizondo
    Hector Elizondo - The Geek

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