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Lock Up (1989)

With only six months left of his sentence, inmate Frank Leone is transferred from a minimum security prison to a maximum security prison 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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Release Date:

4 August 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Condena brutal  »

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$24,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$22,099,847 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Flynn had worked uncredited as an assistant director on John Sturges' classic prison picture, The Great Escape (1963) starring Steve McQueen. 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: [after Leone has gotten Drumgoole to confess, and then revealed that the electric chair's fuse had been removed beforehand] ... Take him to the Hole, Mister Meissner.
[Meissner doesn't move]
Warden Drumgoole: And *somebody get me out of this chair*... Thank you. Mister Meissner, *I said take him to the Hole*.
Captain Meissner: Can't do that. Take the warden into custody.
[Braden cuffs up Drumgoole]
Warden Drumgoole: ...Stop that! I am warden of this institution, and you will obey my - Stop it! - That was just a stupid confession I made to try and ...
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Referenced in Freak Out (2004) See more »

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VEHICLE
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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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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