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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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Katherine Walker
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Warden Eaton 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 ...
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Brian Young
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Hershey
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Captain Horton
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Wallace
Matt Kanen ...
Johnson
Rod Lockman ...
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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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In 1956, Charles Forsyth was sent to the electric chair. Now he's back... See more »


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8 December 1987 (UK)  »

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Börtönhalál  »

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$1,300,000 (estimated)

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$354,704 (USA)
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The electric chair (which was never used in Wyoming) was built into the actual gas chamber of the Wyoming Prison and the death scenes were filmed there. The original chair, was carefully removed and an electric chair was built in its place. During the shooting, Viggo Mortensen's convulsions were so violent the arms of the chair were broken and needed to be repaired. See more »

Quotes

Lasagna: Yo, Adrianna.
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Atmospheric
17 September 2000 | by (Port Seton, Scotland) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent example of what can be done on a small budget movie. The acting is excellent considering the script & the whole atmosphere of the film is very foreboding. The gore is well done and used sparingly (look out for the excellent barbed-wire death) & the action is punchy when used. It's true that there are dodgy lines in the script at times, but compared to other movies on the same (or bigger!) budget, it's hardly noticeable at all. Overall, this is recommended. Trust me, it's better than it appears! 8/10


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