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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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Chink Weber: [football bounces off Leone] Feel somethin', Leone?
Chink Weber: Wanna play? They're a man short.
Chink Weber: [Leone and 1st Base walk away] HEY! I'm talkin' to you!
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Chink Weber: Hey punk! When're ya gonna paint your nails and answer to the name "bitch"?
First Base: Hey, you know, you got a big mouth! Whyncha keep it shut?
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Written by Jim Peterik
Performed by The Ides of March
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
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Very under rated Stallone movie, whose storyline accurately fits his acting credentials.
21 May 1999 | by (Cincinnati, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Lock Up I feel is one of Stallone's better movie's. The storyline seems to fit the acting character of Stallone very well. Sutherland's depiction as the Warden "Drumgroole" also was excellent. As always, Stallone seems to epitomize struggle in movies very well. In the movie Stallone is a convict just trying to ride his time out, but the warden makes it very hard on him. John Amos also depicts the caring but hard as nails Prison guard "Micon" very well. In my opinion Lock Up is a Top Level Stallone film, and didn't get nearly the credit it deserved. I certainly would recommend this film. One word that can describe this film would be "EMOTIONAL" If you like a tough, gritty prison movie, then you will certainly like Lockup.


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