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Lock Up (1989)

R  |   |  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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$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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Frank Leone: [after arriving at Gateway] You've got the wrong man! You made a mistake!
Warden Drumgoole: There's no mistake... Welcome to Gateway, Leone.
Frank Leone: Drumgoole?
Captain Meissner: That's Warden Drumgoole, convict!
Warden Drumgoole: Captain?
Captain Meissner: Move him!
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EVER SINCE THE WORLD BEGAN
Written by Frankie Sullivan and Jim Peterik
Published by WB Music Corp./Easy Action Music!
Holy Moley Music Rude Music Inc.
Performed by Jimi Jamison
Courtesy of Scotti Brothers Records, Inc.!
CBS Records, Inc., Music Licensing Department
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One of the most thrilling prison movies ever. Stallone rules !!
25 November 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The movie starts off pretty slow. But the pace picks up. I enjoyed every minute of it. It shows the tortures and wars that go on in prison. Sutherland (drumcoole) plays the bad warden. Stallone (leone) plays the role of an an escaped convict who is in a good low-security prison having just 6 weeks to finish his term. Drumcoole gets him transferred to one of the worst prisons ever for taking his past vengeance.Drumcoole wants to take him in for life. And Leone has got to resist this and has to submit to his torture. But when it starts getting personal,Leone can't take it any more and wants to break out.But he breaks his golden rule " D.T.A "(Don't trust anyone). Stallone is in great shape and there are excellent realistic fight sequences in the movie. The last 15 minutes are the movie's best. A must-see for all Stallone fans as well as for the ppl who like thrillers or prison movies. Its a bomb-ass movie !!!


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