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3 Strikes (2000)



Critic Consensus: 3 Strikes lacks direction and its low-brow humor isn't even that funny.

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Noted hip-hop producer DJ Pooh, who co-wrote the urban comedy Friday, makes his directorial debut with this comedy-drama. A young African-American man is enjoying his freedom after his second stretch in prison. Under the "three strikes and you're out" law, another brush with the police could mean life behind bars, so he's determined to stay out of trouble. He quickly learns, however, that trouble has a way of finding him, no matter where he goes. DJ Pooh also stars in 3 Strikes, alongside N'Bushe Wright and Brian Hooks.


Brian Hooks
as Rob Douglas
as Mike
David Alan Grier
as Det. Jenkins
Dean Norris
as Officer Roberts
Mike Epps
as Crackhead
as Dahlia
Antonio Fargas
as Uncle Jim
Phil Morris
as Mr. Libowitz
Jerry Dunphy
as As Himself
D.J. Pooh
as Taxi Driver, Trick Turner/Taxi Driver
John Verea
as Saldamo
Kam Hon
as Inmate
as Inmate
as Inmate
David Leisure
as District Attorney
Bob Cherry
as Aerobic Video Girl
Dennis Howard
as Governor
as Charita
Melanie Comarcho
as Woman In Police Station
Angela Tracy
as Fly Female
Bennet Guillory
as Stan Wilson
Marcus Morton
as Taxi Driver
Michele Maika
as Hotel Concierge
Rod Garr
as Hospital Guard
Bruce Fairburn
as Patrol Officer
Kevin Finn
as Patrol Officer
King T
as Liquor Store Thug
Terence Winter
as Patrol Officer
Christel Cottrell
as Receptionist
King T.
as Liquor Store Thug
as Aerobic Video Girl
Sacha Kemp
as Aerobic Video Girl
Elan Carter
as Aerobic Video Girl
Avonte' Cherie
as Aerobic Video Girl
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Critic Reviews for 3 Strikes

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (13)

Relies much too heavily on multiple repetitions of gags that aren't especially funny the first time around.

February 14, 2001
Top Critic

Unoriginal and insulting, 3 Strikes goes down without scoring a single chuckle.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Sophomoric and unfunny.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Pooh's 3 Strikes aims a good deal higher in concept than, say, your average booty movie - but the crude, witless jokes are on exactly that level.

January 1, 2000

Designed for a lowest-common-denominator audience segment.

January 1, 2000

Pooh wastes a wonderful cast.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

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