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Lock Up (1989)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  4 August 1989 (USA)
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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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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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He is only six months away from freedom. But a warden obsessed with revenge wants to take his future away. See more »


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4 August 1989 (USA)  »

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Condena brutal  »

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$24,000,000 (estimated)

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$22,099,847 (USA)
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Chuck Wepner, the real-life inspiration for Rocky (1976), was an inmate at the prison where the film was shot. Sylvester Stallone greeted Wepner and told the other inmates that Wepner was "the real Rocky". See more »

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An electrical cable Dallas used to electrocute Officer Manly and himself changes position between shots after Dallas rips it from the circuit panel. It alternates between being attached to the railing and laying on the floor, completely detached from the railing. See more »

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Warden Drumgoole: [after Leone has gotten Drumgoole to confess, and then revealed that the electric chair's fuse had been removed beforehand] ... Take him to the Hole, Mister Meissner.
[Meissner doesn't move]
Warden Drumgoole: And *somebody get me out of this chair*... Thank you. Mister Meissner, *I said take him to the Hole*.
Captain Meissner: Can't do that. Take the warden into custody.
[Braden cuffs up Drumgoole]
Warden Drumgoole: ...Stop that! I am warden of this institution, and you will obey my - Stop it! - That was just a stupid confession I made to try and ...
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Written by Jim Peterik
Performed by The Ides of March
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by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Great movie,Stallone is back after Rambo's success
28 July 2002 | by (Athens) – See all my reviews

I really enjoy watching this movie.Although the movie isn't much famous as Rambo or Rocky series it's a real masterpiece.Stallone gives an excellent performance as Frank Leone- a convict that is pushed too much and not fairily from the prison warden (D.Sutherland) who has a personal vendetta with him.Frank finally achieves in an astonishing way to prove that the warden has set him up in order to escape.There is where his personal drama ends.

It's a drama-action-romance movie that it's worth to see it not only for the good performances(S.Stallone,T.Sizemore,L.Romano,F.McRay) but for the suspense especially in the end.

For me it's just a Stallone's classic one, so take a seat and enjoy this really entertaining movie


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