Born to Win

Born to Win is a 1971 black comedy crime drama film directed by Ivan Passer and starring George Segal, Karen Black, Paula Prentiss, Hector Elizondo and Robert De Niro. Filming locations took place in Manhattan, specifically Times Square.


The film follows Jay Jay (George Segal), a former hair dresser who becomes a drug addict. He lives his new life by doing deals for Vivian (Hector Elizondo) from time to time. Jay thinks his life is about love and peace yet he and his fellow friend and junkie Billy Dynamite (Jay Fletcher) steal a safe behind the back of a cashier.