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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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Burke / Forsythe Electrocution
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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 ...
'Rhino' Reynolds
Mickey Yablans ...
Brian Young
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Hershey
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Captain 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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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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A special set of sledge hammers had to be purchased for actor "Tiny" Lister so that they did not appear to be "toys" when he held them. His sledge hammers weighed 18 lbs, and one was a 20 lb hammer. See more »

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Lasagna: I hear you can take anything on four wheels, man, and fly it away to heaven.
Burke: Well don't believe everything you hear.
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Excellent horror film!
19 February 2002 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Renny Harlin's first American film was one of the best of a slew of prison-set horror films(like "Death House" or "The Chair")in the late 80's.Twenty years before,guard Lane Smith had wrongfully executed a condemned man.Now,he is the warden of the newly re-opened prison,and the man's ghost is back for bloody revenge.This atmospheric and very moody film features lots of gruesome gore and violence.Viggo Mortensen,Tiny Lister,Tom Everett and Kane Hodder are onhand for the entertaining carnage.


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