3 Strikes

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"the few, the proud, the paroled."
  • R
  • 2000
  • 1 hr 22 min
  • 4.7  (3,659)
  • 11

3 Strikes is a crime comedy movie released in 2000, directed and co-written by DJ Pooh. The film stars Brian Hooks as Rob Douglas, a guy who tries to clean up his life and avoid getting arrested, but keeps finding himself in trouble with the law. N'Bushe Wright plays his childhood friend, Juanita, and Faizon Love plays his best friend, Mike.

The plot follows Rob as he is released from prison after a year-long sentence for a botched robbery. He vows to turn his life around and stay out of trouble, but he is quickly picked up by the police for a traffic violation. Due to California's "three-strikes" law, Rob is facing a life sentence if he is convicted of another felony. After his release, Rob tries to avoid the temptations that got him into trouble in the first place. However, things don't go as planned, and he ends up in jail again, facing his third strike.

To avoid a life sentence, Rob has to prove his innocence and find the real culprit of the crime he is accused of. He receives help from his loyal friend, Mike, and Juanita, who he has feelings for. Together, they go on a wild chase to clear Rob's name and prevent him from spending the rest of his life behind bars.

The movie is filled with comedic moments and entertaining characters. Hooks brings some humor to his role as Rob with his witty one-liners and exaggerated facial expressions. Love is equally hilarious as Mike, with his laid-back attitude and comedic antics. Wright's portrayal of Juanita is strong and determined, providing a great balance to the male-dominated cast. The chemistry between the three leads is one of the highlights of the movie, providing plenty of laughs and heartwarming moments.

The film also has a fantastic supporting cast, including George Wallace as Rob's father, David Alan Grier as the flamboyant defense attorney, and De'Aundre Bonds as the menacing gang leader. The characters bring their unique personalities to the film, showcasing their talents and adding depth to the story.

The movie's soundtrack is also worth mentioning, with notable contributions from artists such as Kurupt, Too Short, and Jayo Felony. The songs lend an upbeat and energetic feel to the film, perfectly complementing the action-packed storyline.

Overall, 3 Strikes is an entertaining crime comedy that blends humor and drama seamlessly. The performances of the main cast, the strong supporting characters, and the catchy soundtrack all work together to make this an enjoyable watch. If you're looking for a good laugh and some fast-paced action, 3 Strikes is definitely worth checking out.

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