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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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Louie Munafo
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Kurek Ashley ...
Chink's Gang
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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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4 August 1989 (USA)  »

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Condena brutal  »

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$24,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$22,099,847
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Trivia

Some of the production got locked-in during the filming of Lock Up (1989), when the inmate count numbers didn't add up at the end of the day, so numerous cast and crew got delayed in the prison until around 7:30 p.m., until the calculation was correct. 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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Frank Leone: You can't break me!
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Referenced in Just Your Luck (1996) See more »

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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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Possibly the best Stallone movie?!
11 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is a definite must for anyone following Stallone's movies! It is great in its storyline, its atmosphere, its characters and its ending! If you let it, it'll really grip you and hold you in tight suspense till the very end of the drama. I'd say this is one of the most underrated movies ever. If someone knows why, please write me a note.


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