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Prison (1988)

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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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Storyline

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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24 December 1988 (Japan)  »

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$1,300,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$354,704 (USA)
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Before casting Viggo Mortensen, Thom Matthews auditioned and was being considered for the part of Burke. See more »

Quotes

Burke: Let me tell you something. I was making it a real point to mind my own business. Maybe you oughta try that for a while. Start right now. You give me back my ball, I'll give you yours.
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It was a blast to work on.
13 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was living Rawlins when this movie was made and I got lucky enough to be able to work on it. Both as an extra and with Eddie Surkin on special effects. It was fun to see all the behind the scene workings, from the Barbedwire coming alive to the Electric chair up through the wardens office floor. Also it was a lot of fun getting to meet all the actors, from Viggo to Tiny. Also the gate that was cut into the prison wall for the movie was and still is called "Disney Gate" by locals. If anybody is interested and is ever in Rawlins, most of the movies sets are still in place and can be seen during the self guided tour. It was a lot of fun working for and with R. Harlin and wished I had a chance to do it again.


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