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7 Strangers Decide Who Wins $1000 | 1000 to 1 | Cut



(Roaring, screaming) (sighing sadly) (suspenseful music) - No.

- I came 'cause.

There was money, involved.

- I, know, I, said-- - I know, me too., (laughing) I was like give me that money.

I just want y'all to make the ones rain.

So I can dance.

That's all I want.

- I, don't know,! You can't put a price on attention.

(laughing, gasping) - Love, that, okay, okay. - Damn. - What?, (gasping) - That's, it, that's it,! That's the end of it? - Guys.

Here's, the thing.

We! Could each leave with like $150.

(laughing) - No, I'm good.

Give me the whole bag.

- Oh.

- Get, the fuck-- - Damn.

- Yes., - So.

What's everybody's sign?, - What does sign have to do with anything?, I wanna, know bank balances., I wanna, know personal stories., - Negative 300.

- Uh, yes. - Personal, stories?, So I'm black in America, so shit, sucks.


Why I deserve $1,000.

- I'm am immigrant.

- So am I.

- So are we.

- I'm, not saying no.

- What.

If everyone who's, not black, leaves as a form of reparations.

(laughing) Then, the rest of the three of us get to decide who takes the $1,000.

- Yes, love, that., - What.

If we donate the money? - I know who needs to go 'cause, you said to charity, so.

(laughing) - He's number, one., - I, think you gotta go.

I'm sorry.

- I mean, I was kidding.

(laughing) - Okay, were you? - Yo, but you wouldn't have said, donate to charities.

If you were really kidding.

If you're really broke.

- Right.

- Cry a little bit.

- Cry a little bit.

- You are especially vocal.

- I spend every single day trying to save the world.

I work on issues of climate change.

I am a good person and I need new tires.

That is why I-- - You came here for your tires.

- Deserve $1,000.

- I am tired of hearing this speech.

(laughing) - I spent my entire day moving today.

I spent over $3,200 in rent this month, alone, plus moving costs, bribing people to help me.

- Liar! - [Kat], No!, (laughing) - Okay.

Okay, here we go.

I haven't been working since April, so it'll be my third surgery.

Within a year since my initial accident.

Like seriously, my bank account is literally like negative 300 right, now.

- If you're going paycheck to paycheck.

Where are those paychecks comin' from if you're, not working?, - Hold up, hold up.

If, you got hurt at work- - Where your workers, comp? - Yeah?, - That's, where paycheck to paycheck.


You only get how much of your income, you only get 60 percent.

- 60 percent of your income since April.

It's now, how you been gettin' workers comp for six, seven months? - Like y'all, asking too much questions, but that is the truth.

- I am 19 years.


I am a full time.


Money would really freakin' help.

I, just bailed out my parents $10,000, and that was actually what I was supposed to use for my daughter's college fund.


- What.

If we helped you by connecting you to a mentor that we know.

- Yeah, I, know some people.

- [Hodan] And- - I mean.

If you give a man $1,000, you feed him for a day, but you teach a man to make $1,000.

- Exactly.

- And.

You feed him for life.

- So at this point, I'm, not workin' as well.

My bills.

Are, my husband was able to pay them, but they'll come up.



We may end up homeless.

- Now.

How long haven't you had a job? - Since September.

- We're in October., - Yeah, (laughing)? It's been 30, days., - We're, all thinking, wait! Where are we? (laughs) - But? Are you choosing to be unemployed because the jobs that are available? Don't pay you as much money as you, wanna make? - Uh no.

I choose to be unemployed because the jobs I applied for.

They tell me I'm not qualified for because I'm black., - I, don't see how anyone could say.


That's, not legal. - Because, you're, white., - Yeah.

It happens way too.


- Oh I've got a headache.

(laughing) - My brother's getting married in Michigan.

(group laughs) - This is already a no.

- You want the thousand dollars to go.

Michigan? - So I can be at the wedding.

You should've been like, "My child died and I'm not going to be able to buy her gifts." Like.

That would've been way.


- I want to be there for my brother and for his fiance and-- - Facetime in.

(group laughs) - Hold on! - Um.

You can Facetime them, yeah.

- Yeah.

- I, can't with this (laughs).

- Okay.

That's all I have to say.

- Aw come on guys.

I, mean.

- Don't be mean to her, right? - Don't be mean.

- You didn't defend anybody else.

Up there.

- I, know.


Didn't you defend me? - You didn't defend no one.

- Yo y'all jumped on me.

Y'all jumped on me, like some hyenas.

- My only case that I can make is that, I work.


I'd use the money to fix my car because I've had a busted windshield and a busted bumper for awhile.

- But.

It's still operable, right? - Yeah for sure.

- So.

You don't really need it.

- I was going to say, nobody's bullying him because you bullied me when I said tires.

- I was going to say, you can catch a light.


(laughing) We should write something down.

Put it in a pot and then maybe one of.

Somebody else can read: it.

Like, I'll read it.

- I'm her.

Her name is my name.

- Your name is my name.

- Is, your name too.

- Okay, let's go.

The first person, who is up for elimination tonight is Hodan.

- Hodan., The least you can do is pronounce my name.

- I'm sorry.

- Joe.

- Abbe.

- Joe.

- Oh, shit. - Joe. - [Group] Oh, oh no Joe., - What, the fuck.

I taught you that.

- Isla? - Ilah - Damn. - Joe., Sorry Joe, you gotta, go. - Sorry, Joe. - Bye, Joe. - Well, done, Joe, (claps). - I didn't have a wedding to go to, or a car with tires.

- It was nice meeting you, Joe.

- Okay, Cool.

- [Shakera] I hate this. - We're, closer to the thousand dollars.

- [Group] Yes.

- Oh.

Do your thing.

- Abbe,? You should go next: because, (group, laughs) You just need the money for a plane, ticket and I feel like you can save for that.


If you really wanted to go, you can take the bus.

You can take the Greyhound.

- Amtrak.

- You could Amtrak.

- You can drive.

- You can drive, yes.

- At this juncture, I'm, so sorry Abbe, but I have to agree.

I gotta pay for plane, tickets, too, and I just-- - I just had to pay for one too and I could barely pay.

My rent.

- My priority is buying a house and yours is getting some tires.

- I need to pay for my house, too.

Besides, I need to pay for my house.

I have a house loan that I would like to pay for before I die., - I know I'm going next, so I just want to say something.

- Why.

Do you think you were going next?, - Because? She could be going.

- Because everybody stood up and said, Abbe I think you should go next.

- Well, two people out of six.

- Only, two people, girl.

- That's, a third.

- Now, you gotta go, because you don't believe in yourself., - Yeah.

You don't believe in yourself., - So, here's.

What I think is interesting.


I've heard that I'm white, so I can't understand.

Issues. - I, never said that, I, never said that. - I've heard white come out of multiple-- - She's white also.

- people's names.

- Okay? - It's, my turn to talk.

Let me talk., So I, just think it's interesting that race coming from me, towards anyone of you would be ghastly inappropriate., But race, coming towards anyone of you towards me is appropriate.

And-- - Please! Don't put me in that cause.

I never said anything about race and I.

Do not-- - I did.

It's appropriate because you have the privilege to be a white person in America.

- I'm, Hispanic. - You should've spoke up when somebody called you white, the first time.

Somebody miss guessed your race.

Like somebody, miss guessed.

Your gender, you're gonna speak up about it, correct?, - Well, no, because I felt attacked in that situation and I was hearing you say, you don't know what I'm talking about because of the color of your skin.

- Stop!, (crying and laughing) - Why.

Are you crying? - Because I feel so fucking bad.

(group laughs) I'm, starting to feel bad for everyone.


At this point, where I want to stick around in the match, so I can be actively in the discussion.

But I'm, starting to hear everyone's input and I'm like, like oh shoot., Maybe I, don't deserve this.

You, know I'm like, fuck., No, I'm, not forfeiting. - Okay so.

Everyone who thinks I should go home.

Please raise your hand.


That's done.

Now (laughs).

Anyone, who thinks that Abbe should go home, raise your hand.

- Anybody thinks that Ilah should go home.

Please raise your hand.

- Oh.

- You said you didn't deserve it, girl.

You gotta be full of yourself at all: times.

- Do.

You have an exit, speech? - Shit, I, really hope they were telling the truth.

- Girl.

You should never say I, don't deserve somethin'.

- Cheers.

(group laughing and applauds) - She left like a flower, child, right?, - Honestly.

This is why I'm-- - Are, you still crying? - Pretty, darn, glad I, left., Jesus, girl, the game, over.

(laughing) - She, literally said, "Like I, don't know if I deserve this." (mocking rudely) - Oh! Like, that's what.

She said it.

And, I'm like, wait a minute., - Honestly I'm at that point, where I'm starting to think whoever does get the money does not deserve.


- What's, crazy, is, Abbe was on the chopping.


She was like, I know I'm next.

Oh you do? Okay, then you're next.


Then you got up there, and you just.

- And.

You started crying.

- And, you were like, I, don't even know if I deserve this.

Okay, well, never mind Abbe.

You're, next., - Yeah! You had one thing that none of us do, and that was a child.

- Is, a child.


You could've, played that baby card.

My baby aint got no diapers.

My baby ain't go no wipes.

I'm out of breast milk! - That would've worked on me.

- You could have.

She should have used what she had to get, what she needed: it.

It's, a Players, Club, line., Ronnie, Hoe, quote.

You, live by it.

You get everything you want in life., - You got to get what you want.

- Say it again, Shakera.

- Use.

What you got, to get! What you want.

- Hey Chris, is that how you're playing this game? - No I, don't got a baby.

(group laughs) - He, don't have a baby.

- Yes, because they're gonna fall for a sob story.

- Sob story? - Yeah, sob, story.


You needed the money for yourself.

- Well.

If you're gonna fall for it, she would still be on this couch.

- No, but she fell for, - But.

She almost fell for it.

She fell for the one Abbe gave us.

The only thing that messed her up.

Is, I don't deserve this.

- She fell so hard that she didn't even think that she deserved it.

- So I was listening to you, guys.

- Well I.

Don't know how to explain.


You just have to have a heart of steel right.

Now. - I, didn't vote for your girl.

(Laughs) - Cut will not be keeping that thousand dollars.

- Trust me.

- [Group] Yes.

- You, ready to vote? - I'm, ready, to.

- How.

Are we going to do it this time? - How? Do you guys feel about games of chance? - No.

- What? Do you mean? - No, I? Don't trust, that.

- Like, rock, paper, scissors?, - Oh no.

(laughing) - Absolutely, not. - Like, rock, paper, scissors., - Just, throwing it out there.

I'm, throwing it out there.

- Okay! You want to flip a coin? - No, I, don't believe in chance.

- No way.

- But.

Do we want someone with a heart of steel to go home with a thousand dollars? - If? They have actual, factual needs for it then yes., - Of course.

It's not about your heart.

- Don't.

You have a heart of steel? Don't.

You need a thousand dollars for a plane.

Ticket? Girl, you better get a heart of steel, so you can get your plane.


- Like I have a really hard financial time.

A couple months, ago, and I gave so much plasma that I passed out on the bed.

- Yeah I have a scar, too.

(group, laughs), - Just, a minute ago.

You didn't know how to get money to go on a plane., - If I have a plasma scar.

Doesn't that tell you I'm trying to do everything? I, possibly can? - I mean, are you? - Yes.

- How about we walk up to a whiteboard and just write the person that we think should go.

Everybody walk up to it, and just facing the camera.

Then, we'll turn around and show the people who has the most names on the board.

Let's do that.

- I'm good with that.

- I'll hold the board.

Oh shit.

- Me next? - Oh damn, do I even need to write mine? - So I think it's an unanimous decision.

Sorry Abbe.

- Well good luck to all of you.

(group applauds) - Thank you ,that was stress.

- Oh, shit., - I, don't know.

How! Will we decide? - I, want to believe people when they're like, because I just can't be like - You, gotta, go., (group, laughs) - Naw, bro, I'm, just being real right, now.

Well, you tell me here, is why I believe you.

- We have two black women, a white woman and a black man.

- We're kinda, all on the same level, right now, like income-wise., - You, don't need a thousand dollars.

I need it because yous, a white woman and I'm a black man.

- Well.

We would about equal, out, though., - But.

If you're making more than me you just said.

- Well, first of all, I'm, making more than you because I have a job., - Exactly, so I need it more than you.


- You have a partner with an income and she doesn't.

- But my partner's income, - Is, not sitting on this couch.

- I'm sitting on this couch, so we're two different people.

- Discuss.

- Why.

You wait until you got eliminated to start playing? - Right?, (group, laughs) - Guys.

Sometimes I can't talk louder than y'all.

- You, just gotta.

- Shit.

- I just need to know that if I hurt, my knee and I'm out of commission, I can't be a bartender.

I can't be a hairdresser.

I can't do that.

And I have fucking nothing.

So, like.

- You're, a hairdresser? Hairdressers make a lot of money, girl.

- Stop.

Looking for minimum wage, jobs.

- No I have jobs.

I'm, not looking for a job.

- Well.

Then why don't you take it from three jobs to one? - That's like saying why don't you get a job? - I mean I'm in the process of getting a job.

But I would never work three jobs and be stressing myself out, like that.

- I, don't have a choice.

I got nothin'.

And I'm doing the fucking best I can and if I don't get a break, I genuinely don't know, what's going to happen to me.

- That's, everybody, though., - You guys were talking about like having like guaranteed futures and careers and stuff, and I was just saying like, having a kid is like, talk about a guaranteed thing in your future.

Like: that's a guaranteed future to me.

- You had the child.

You had sex and had the child, and now the child's here.


You have to pay for your child and be responsible for it.

- Arguably.

That can be said about everyone's situation.

- I mean it could be.

- How? I didn't ask to get hurt and not be able to work without my money.

- I didn't ask to get laid off.

- No one does.

Yeah, that's the thing I think is what we're all saying.

I, don't think we're really listening.

I just think we're kinda talking so.

- I just want to say to the next person to go,: it's not personal.

It's really not.

- Hodan., Hodan., Kat!, That's, me.


It's a tie., - I think they should tie breaker amongst themselves like sudden death., (group, laughs) - How about they decide? - Sure.

- That is not fair.

- We got to figure something out.

- We can take some input.


Don't think that they should be able to vote, but I think that they should be able to give input.

Because, they're, objective., - I.

Don't think that's going to be fair because every single one of them before they got out voted for me.


What are they going to say? - Are, you sure? - Yeah.

- How.

Do you possibly know that? - I saw you write my name down.


You voted because you wrote the thing wrong.

You, just look like you, hate me., - You, just assumed about me.

You assumed that about me.

- Can.

You give us a second.


We pause for a minute., - Can.

We really pause? I, really don't need you to antagonize me.


Don't you just be quiet.

- I have been.

- Okay, then keep going back to that.

- She's in charge, everybody.

(laughs), - See, that's uncalled for, unnecessary.

- Really, like I shouldn't, have responded back to that?.

- I mean nobody's over here talking to you.

Right, now you're just wasting our time.

- Alright, that's enough.

We're, getting off topic.

- That's true.

I, shouldn't waste, the time.

- No, no, no.

- You voted for me and she voted for her.


Why don't you guys talk about., - I was just saying: that.

You, don't know who voted for who.

- I voted for Kat. - I, didn't.


Why would you say that? - I thought it was your handwriting.

- You, don't even know what my handwriting looks: like.

You've never seen it.


- Chris said that he voted for Kat.

Then Hodan had to vote for Kat too, because Hodan wouldn't vote for herself.

- That's, true., (group, laughs) - So I think that instead of the two of us talking it out, I.

Think you too should talk it out because we have vested interest.

- Why would I talk it out?, My, name ain't in there. - Whatever., Guess, so., - Everybody's, taking everything too personally.

- I think it was strategically done.

- This was strategically done.

- Fuck y'all.

Get, a job (laughs).

- I will.

Do, some hair more.

- Okay, so., - Nobody's.

Getting that fucking money.

(laughs), - No.

One of us will get that money.

- Should.

We just walk to the back and do it? Let's go.

- Let's go.

- None of em'.

- Yeah, can I like just like recuse myself? - Recuse, (laughs)., - Mum's, the word.

- I've already said my story.

That's, just it.

I have no money.

My partner.

Granted my husband does make money, but that is money to pay for our little bills.

I'm, not doubting your story.

- I'm.

Just saying that my income I do have is equivalent to you having that man in your life.

- So.

When was the last time you paid your rent? - I paid my rent, this month.

- I haven't paid rent.

This month.

- This is the thing.

You can get a job.

Because of my condition, I can't.


The thing I feel like.

- I think they should just split it.

- For sure, for sure.

No, doubt., - I, don't trust! This.

This is not a pure competition at all., - No.

This is a massacre.

- I'm, just going to like weigh in, feel free to feel how you feel., I, already decided that I was going to vote for you.

I want you to take the money.


It's not because I hate, you., We're, all black, I love all of us.

I feel like I can find a way to help you like with the jobs thing because I'm also looking for.

Definitely in my organization-- Thanks for the time.


- I, don't like the guy.

I, don't like him.


You were throwing some serious shade eyes right: now., - No.

Those are just my eyes.

(group laughs) - I.

Don't really have anything else to say.

It's been a mental anguish on me.

It's been rough, it's been hard and I.

Just don't know.

What's going to happen, after.

- So.

What? If that doesn't happen? Then you just won a thousand dollars? All I gotta say, is I'll, be homeless, so.

- You guys.

We can't leave this money on the table.

So, let's rock, paper, scissors.

- I'm, not rock, paper, scissoring for that.

That's, ridiculous., - Okay.

Well, then we're leaving this money.

- I'm voting for myself.

- I mean but yeah.

It has to be three of us.

- Are.

You still voting for Shakera? - Yeah.

- Okay, come on.

- Deliberating amongst ourselves.

- Yeah., - We decided on Shakiera.

- Yeah.

We picked Shakera because they had already decided prior.


Instead of leaving this money on the table, mind as well, give it to somebody who could use it., I, just hope: you're, not lying. - I'm, not., No, I'm, really not.

I'm, not.

- I already knew that.



Without this thousand dollars.

I mean it'd, be nice to have.

But it's not shaking my world up right, now. - And she's in a worse predicament than us.

- And I would rather that money go towards Shakera.

- Thank you guys., Chris., - This has been an awful experience.

This has been nothing but sadness and arguing and conflict and hurt feelings and shittiness.

- I.

Just don't think it's fair that everybody had to be up.


And, then, when it came down to the actual money decision, we weren't privy to any of the discussion, and we couldn't hear anything.

So I just wish I could hear.

I was just curious.

What was going on.

And I thought, you know.

I would've liked to have known what we could have said.

- I'm happy with the decision, because I am in dire need for it.

I'm, just very thankful for the decision that they made and how everything played out.


Now I'm excited, I'm happy.

(bottle popping) (group applauds), - Are we doing like a, can we have like a reunion, show too? - Yeah, I'm, sick, that day.

(upbeat, violin music).

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