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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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Louie Munafo
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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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How many times can a man be pushed to the wall...before he goes over it? See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Release Date:

4 August 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Condena brutal  »

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Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$22,099,847 (USA)
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Trivia

The first name of the prison's head Warden Drumgoole character portrayed by actor Donald Sutherland is never stated. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Captain Meissner: You'll be issued one bar of soap, two rolls of toilet paper for a month! Somebody steals... *turn* your ass around! Somebody steals them or you lose them, you *will* be wiping your ass with your shirt! You have one uniform! Your number is five one zero! *Remember* it! This is C wing! You will eat, shower, and take yard time with your wing! There's six counts a day! You miss one, you're in the hole! Miss two, and I'll personally put you in the house of pain!
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Written by Jim Peterik
Performed by The Ides of March
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Emotional with great performances
10 October 1999 | by (Leicester, England) – See all my reviews

Sly Stallone hit gold with this seriously under rated film. This is surely Stallone's best films with Cliffhanger and Demolitian Man following.

There are superb performances from the main man and his supporting characters like Donald Sutherland(the assignment), Tom Sizemore(enemy of the state), John Amos, Sonny Landham(predator) and Danny Trejo(desperado).

The story is gritty and involving, and the best scene is Sizemore's last bid for Stallone's friendship. Watch it and you'll know what I mean.

This a great film. Do not miss it. Rating=4/5


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