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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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4 August 1989 (USA)  »

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$24,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$22,099,847 (USA)
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The name of the penitentiary in the film was the fictional jail called "Gateway Prison". It was portrayed by the real life East Jersey State Prison situated in Rahway, New Jersey. The facility is also known as the Rahway State Prison. See more »

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An electrical cable Dallas used to electrocute Officer Manly and himself changes position between shots after Dallas rips it from the circuit panel. It alternates between being attached to the railing and laying on the floor, completely detached from the railing. See more »

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Frank Leone: Rape this!
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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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Great movie,Stallone is back after Rambo's success
28 July 2002 | by (Athens) – See all my reviews

I really enjoy watching this movie.Although the movie isn't much famous as Rambo or Rocky series it's a real masterpiece.Stallone gives an excellent performance as Frank Leone- a convict that is pushed too much and not fairily from the prison warden (D.Sutherland) who has a personal vendetta with him.Frank finally achieves in an astonishing way to prove that the warden has set him up in order to escape.There is where his personal drama ends.

It's a drama-action-romance movie that it's worth to see it not only for the good performances(S.Stallone,T.Sizemore,L.Romano,F.McRay) but for the suspense especially in the end.

For me it's just a Stallone's classic one, so take a seat and enjoy this really entertaining movie


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