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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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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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$24,000,000 (estimated)

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$22,099,847 (USA)
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Lock Up did poorly at the US Box Office and was also received poorly by many critics. See more »

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The front glass on Leone's windshield gets broken twice after it reappears. See more »

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Eclipse, Dallas, others: [after the re-building of the Mustang] When we're in a sober mood, we worry, work and think. When we're in a drunken mood, we gamble, play and drink. But when our moods are over, when our time is come to pass, we hope they bury us upside down, so the warden can kiss our ass!
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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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