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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
4 August 1989 (USA) See more »
How much can a man take...before he gives back? See more »
With only 6 months left of his prison sentence inmate Frank Leone is transferred from minimum security to maximum security by a vindictive warden. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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One of the most thrilling prison movies ever. Stallone rules !! See more (62 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sylvester Stallone ... Frank Leone

Donald Sutherland ... Warden Drumgoole

John Amos ... Captain Meissner

Sonny Landham ... Chink Weber

Tom Sizemore ... Dallas

Frank McRae ... Eclipse

Darlanne Fluegel ... Melissa

William Allen Young ... Braden

Larry Romano ... First Base

Jordan Lund ... Manly
John Lilla ... Wiley

Dean Rader-Duval ... Ernie (as Dean Duval)
Jerry Strivelli ... Louie Munafo
David Anthony Marshall ... Mastrone
Kurek Ashley ... Chink's Gang Member
Michael Petroni ... Chink's Gang Member

Danny Trejo ... Chink's Gang Member
Frank D'Annibale ... Guard
Tony Lip ... Guard
Clarence Moore ... Guard
Joe Pentangelo ... Guard (as Joe Pentangello)
Eli Rich ... Guard
Bo Rucker ... Guard
Randy Sandkuhl ... Guard
Robert Vazquez ... Officer Vasquez
Tony Munafo ... Prisoner

Frank Pesce ... Johnson
Troy Curvey Jr. ... Prison Receptionist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anthony Gray ... Prison Mechanic (uncredited)

Directed by
John Flynn 
Writing credits
Richard Smith (written by) and
Jeb Stuart (written by) and
Henry Rosenbaum (written by)

Produced by
Michael S. Glick .... executive producer
Charles Gordon .... producer
Lawrence Gordon .... producer
Lloyd Levin .... co-producer
Tony Munafo .... associate producer
Adam Simon .... co-producer
Original Music by
Bill Conti 
Cinematography by
Donald E. Thorin (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Don Brochu  (as Donald Brochu)
Robert A. Ferretti 
Michael N. Knue 
Barry B. Leirer 
Casting by
Joy Todd 
Production Design by
Bill Kenney 
Set Decoration by
George DeTitta Sr. 
Costume Design by
Bernie Pollack 
Makeup Department
Ann Brodie .... makeup artist: Mr. Sutherland
Colleen Callaghan .... hair stylist
Dennis Liddiard .... makeup artist: Los Angeles
Gary Liddiard .... makeup supervisor
Bruce Wayne .... hair stylist
Allen Weisinger .... makeup artist: New York (as Alan Weisinger)
Production Management
Michael S. Glick .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Newt Arnold .... first assistant director
Nelson Cabrera .... second assistant director
Nelson Cabrera .... second unit director
Frank Capra III .... second assistant director
Stephen A. Glanzrock .... second assistant director
David Lux .... second unit director
Tracy Rosenthal-Newsom .... second assistant director (as Tracy Rosenthal)
David Sosna .... first assistant director
Art Department
Jerry Adams .... set decorator: Los Angeles
Clete Cetrone .... construction foreman
Gloria Ciraolo .... painter
Gerald DeTitta .... leadman
Brian J. Geary .... propmaker
Bruce J. Gfeller .... construction coordinator
Bill Groom .... art director: New York
Kurt V. Hulett .... set dresser
David L. McGuire .... set dresser
Sam Moore .... property master
Christopher Nelson .... set dresser
Lee N. Sforza .... propmaker foreman
William Ladd Skinner .... art director: Los Angeles (as Wm. Ladd Skinner)
Tom von Badinski .... welder
Sound Department
Walter Baker .... sound re-recording engineer (as Walter L. Baker)
Rachel Bayon .... assistant sound editor (as Rachel Shaw-Bayon)
Bill W. Benton .... sound re-recording mixer
James Beshears .... supervising adr editor
John Brilhante .... sound re-recordist (as John W. Brilhante)
David B. Cohn .... supervising sound editor
Carlos Delarios .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael J. Kohut .... sound re-recording mixer
Gary Mundheim .... sound editor
Bob Newlan .... sound editor
Alan L. Nineberg .... adr editor
Mark Ormandy .... assistant sound editor
Bill Rojas .... sound facility supervisor
Louis Sabat .... sound recordist
Dan Sharp .... sound re-recordist
John Sheridan .... boom operator
Gordon Webb .... boom operator
Charles M. Wilborn .... sound mixer (as Charlie Wilborn)
James Beshears .... adr supervisor (uncredited)
Ed Callahan .... sound editor (uncredited)
Jerry Jacobson .... adr editor (uncredited)
David Williams .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Joe Digaetano .... special effects coordinator
David Domeyer .... special effects: Los Angeles (as Dave Domeyer)
Edward Drohan .... special effects
Terry Erickson .... special effects
David Fletcher .... special effects foreman
R.J. Hohman .... special effects crew
Robert Wilson Jr. .... special effects: New York
Robert Wilson Sr. .... special effects: New York
Visual Effects by
Joneva Barry .... miniatures painter: Introvision
John Coats .... visual effects camera: Introvision
Tim Donahue .... visual effects art director: Introvision
Richard Kilroy .... miniatures painter: Introvision
John P. Mesa .... visual effects cameraman
William Mesa .... visual effects supervisor
Issy Shabtay .... visual effects coordinator
Marcus Tate .... visual effects cameraman: introvision system camera
Warren E. Riggs .... model maker (uncredited)
Rick Taylor .... visual effects cameraman (uncredited)
Danny Aiello III .... stunts
Jay Boryea .... stunts
Paul Bucossi .... stunts
Peter Bucossi .... stunts
Carl Ciarfalio .... stunts
Gary Compton .... stunts (as Garry Campton)
Doc Duhame .... stunts (as Doc Duhane)
Andy Duppin .... stunts
Danny Epper .... stunts
Tommy J. Huff .... stunts (as Tom Huff)
Matt Johnston .... stunts
Gene LeBell .... stunts
Curtis Lupo .... stunts
Tom Lupo .... stunts
Reggie McElroy .... stunts
Bobby McLaughlin .... stunts (as Bobby Travis McLaughlin)
Bennie Moore .... stunts (as Benny Moore)
Phil Neilson .... stunts (as Phil Nielson)
Jeff O'Haco .... stunts
Frank Orsatti .... stunt coordinator
Manny Perry .... stunts
Rex Pierson .... stunts
Jeff Ward .... stunts
Richard Washington .... stunts
George P. Wilbur .... stunts (as George Wilbur)
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunts (as Glen Wilder)
Mark De Alessandro .... stunt double: Sylvester Stallone (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Aguirre .... assistant camera
James F. Boyle .... gaffer
Bobby Brown .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Dave Friedman .... still photographer
Daniel C. Gold .... first assistant camera
Rob Hahn .... camera operator
Douglas C. Hart .... first assistant camera: New Jersey
Kerry Hayes .... still photographer
Chaim Kantor .... second assistant camera: New York
Eric Leigh .... electrian
Riggs Murdock .... additional first assistant camera
Paul Murphey .... video assist operator
Timothy Prince .... video engineer
John Seakwood .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marie Boller .... costume assistant (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Aubrey Head .... color timer
Brian Ralph .... negative cutter
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
Jack Eskew .... orchestrator
Stephen A. Hope .... music editor
John Rotondi .... scoring engineer: Y4
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Dan Wallin .... score mixer
Celia Weiner .... music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Maxwell R. Johnson II .... transportation captain
Bobby Marsh .... driver
Other crew
Bill Johnson .... assistant production coordinator
Richard McQuilkin .... production assistant
Christopher Mollo .... production assistant
Janice Polley .... location manager
Kellett Tighe .... assistant: Lawrence Gordon
Michael Vieira .... production assistant
Kathryn Weygand .... script supervisor
Jeff Winn .... key craft service
Barry Fitzsimmons .... production assistant (uncredited)

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Additional Details

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109 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Australia:MA (2010 re-rating) | Brazil:16 | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1990) (VHS) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (1990) (theatrical) | France:-12 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:12 | Norway:15 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:18 (VHS/DVD rating) | South Korea:12 (theatrical rating) (1989) | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #29891) | West Germany:18 | West Germany:16 (cut)

Did You Know?

Stallone originally created a character named "Chink Weber" for Rocky II (1979) who was to be played by Chuck Wepner. But the character was deleted from the script. Stallone reused the name for the script for this film.See more »
Continuity: The front glass on Leone's windshield gets broken twice after it reappears.See more »
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!See more »


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11 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
One of the most thrilling prison movies ever. Stallone rules !!, 25 November 2001
Author: qkill007 from London, England

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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