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With only 6 months left of his prison sentence inmate Frank Leone is transferred from minimum security to maximum security by a vindictive warden.

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Louie Munafo
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Storyline

Frank Leone is nearing the end of his prison term for a relatively minor crime. Just before he is paroled, however, Warden Drumgoole takes charge. Drumgoole was assigned to a hell-hole prison after his administration was publicly humiliated by Leone, and has now arrived on the scene to ensure that Leone never sees the light of day. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Stallone...behind bars? Not for long. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Release Date:

4 August 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Condena brutal  »

Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$22,099,847 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

No body doubles or stunt doubles were used during the filming of the football game sequence. See more »

Goofs

The inmate that gets the wind knocked out of him by Eclipse during the football game hat flies off, but it miraculously appears back on his head. See more »

Quotes

Frank Leone: Rape this!
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Connections

References Hogan's Heroes (1965) See more »

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VEHICLE
Written by Jim Peterik
Performed by The Ides of March
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Great movie, strong plot ~ very entertaining!
8 September 2002 | by (El Paso, Texas (USA)) – See all my reviews

I often find myself disagreeing with the critics, but in this case I am in agreement with the other reviewers on this page... This is a terrific movie, pure entertainment. I am frankly tired of so many modern movies that are nothing but violence, nudity and special effects. Well, this movie is not one of them -- it actually has a good plot. Oh, what a rare treat!

The best acting is not Stallone's (no surprise there) but that of Donald Sutherland's portrayal of the sadistic and bloodthirsty prison warden. And the scene with the Mustang nearly made me cry.

If you haven't yet seen this film... What are you waiting for? You're missing what is probably Stallone's best films! Run, don't walk, to your nearest video store! :-)


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