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Lock Up (1989)

 -  Action | Crime | Thriller  -  4 August 1989 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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4 August 1989 (USA)  »

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$22,099,847 (USA)
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In 1990, In Dublin magazine described this film scathingly as "109 minutes of macho sewage." See more »

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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 »

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Warden Drumgoole: This is hell, and I'm going to give you the guided tour.
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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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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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