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Jacks or Better

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Jacks or Better
Directed byRobert Sidney Mellette
Produced byHilton Smith
Written byRobert Sidney Mellette
  • Jack Wallace
  • Meshach Taylor
Music byRoss Levinson
CinematographyHelmut Fischer
Edited byDavid M. Russell
Trips to Win
Distributed byITN Distribution
Release date
  • June 25, 2000 (2000-06-25) (Dances With Films)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States

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Jacks or Better is a 2000 American crime comedy-drama film written and directed by Robert Sidney Mellette and starring Jack Wallace and Meshach Taylor.



  • Jack Wallace as Jack
  • Nathan Anderson as Trip
  • Matt Landers as Matt
  • Vincent Guastaferro as George
  • Meshach Taylor as Ron
  • Gathering Marbet as Kim
  • Pamela Walker as EMT-P
  • Lee Magnuson as EMT-B


Variety reviewed Jacks or Better, writing that "Lamentably misogynistic yet tautly written and briskly directed, “Jacks or Better” won’t win over many women. Acrid tone notwithstanding, this provocative, well-acted feature debut from Robert Sidney Mellette shows promise for helmer-scribe."[1]


  1. Loewenstein, Lael (2000-08-02). "Jacks or Better". Variety. Retrieved 2021-07-30. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)

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