Rob Douglas (Brian Hooks) has just been released from prison after doing time for two felonies. If he commits a third felony, he will go to prison for life, in this comedy from first-time director D.J. Pooh. He calls a friend to pick him up upon his release, but his friend delegates that assignment to Tone (Faizon Love), a lowlife who has just stolen the car. To Rob’s chagrin, Tone draws out his gun and starts firing at the police when they pull him over. While the cops are busy defending themselves, Rob sneaks away. He has not escaped, however. The incident has been recorded on video and soon there is a warrant out for his arrest. The film follows Rob’s attempts to eat a good meal at his parents, steal some quiet time with his girlfriend, and try to convince anyone who will listen that he is innocent. Director Pooh’s agenda is to address the “controversial” Three Strikes law through in-the-hood humor.
Crude, vulgar, and tasteless humor is used to make a statement about a ruling that many criminals find unfair. The lead is not an innocent. He figures if you don’t get caught, you’re not breaking the law. Putting the equity of this issue aside, most of the comedy is just plain uncouth, based either on slang terms for sexual activity or bodily functions.