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Prison (1987)

 -  Crime | Drama | Horror  -  8 December 1987 (UK)
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The spirit of a long-dead prisoner returns for revenge, haunting the prison's new governor.

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Cast

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Burke / Forsythe Electrocution
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Katherine
Lane Smith ...
Sharpe
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Cresus
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Rabbitt
Ivan Kane ...
Lasagna
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Sandor
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Tiny (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
Stephen E. Little ...
Rhino
Mickey Yablans ...
Brian Young
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Hershey
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Horton
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Wallace
Matt Kanen ...
Johnson
Rod Lockman ...
Kramer
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After Charles Forsyth was sent to the electric chair for a crime he didn't commit, he forever haunts the prison where he was executed. Flash forward several years when the prison is reopened, under the control of its new warden Eaton Sharpe, a former security guard who framed Charlie. When prisoners are ordered to break down the wall to the execution room, they unknowingly release the angry spirit of Charles Forsyth, a powerful being distributing his murderous rage to all, leading up to the Warden himself. Written by Wallace Entertainment

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8 December 1987 (UK)  »

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Börtönhalál  »

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$1,300,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$354,704 (USA)
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Over eighty actors auditioned for the role of Burke. See more »

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Lasagna: Yo, Adrianna.
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Pretty great film
17 May 2000 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Story of a wrongly executed prisoner who haunts the prison he was electrocuted in and kills random prisoners while waiting to take revenge on the man who framed him.

Viggo Mortensen is great, and the acting is pretty good overall. Lane Smith is deliciously wicked as the guilty warden. Also, this film has some great gore, including death by barbed-wire mummification.


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