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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Go For Broke (2002)

"Go for Broke" (2002) is a prison comedy film written and directed by Jean-Claude La Marre, who stars alongside Pras Michel, Michael A. Goorjian, and LisaRaye McCoy. "Go for Broke" was La Marre's second film, eventually leading him to have over 25 movies written and directed and over 50 produced today. He is a well-trained actor appearing in classic movies such as "Malcolm X," "Fresh," "Dead Presidents," and several T.V. shows. While most of La Marre's films were B-movies, he still provided avenues for Black actors and achieved urban-level success due to his connections with rappers and hip-hop culture.

Director: Jean-Claude La Marre
Writer: Jean-Claude La Marre

Starring Pras Michel, Michael A. Goorjian, LisaRaye McCoy, Jean-Claude La Marre, Bobby Brown, Glenn Plummer, Ed Lauter, Marjorie Joseph, Marcia Wright, Bergen Williams, Ruthie Spiering, Julissa Marquez, Erika Ringor, Johann John Jean, Garry Guerrier

After winning the lottery, two guys, Jackson and Rome (Pras Michel and Michael A. Goorjian), are robbed of their $10 million ticket by Belinda, a notorious criminal. Before the police arrest her, she swallows the ticket and is hauled off to prison. To get their ticket back, they devise a scheme to dress as women and get sent to the same prison as Belinda. While successfully infiltrating the women's prison, their plan is slightly more than they imagined as they are caught between gang feuds, predatory inmates, peculiar correction officers, and a warden.