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The Canadian policeman Louis Burke is assigned in a jail to investigate in some murders of prisoners and jailors. When in jail, Lois, using his outstandings martial arts is able to save his... See full summary »

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The Canadian policeman Louis Burke is assigned in a jail to investigate in some murders of prisoners and jailors. When in jail, Lois, using his outstandings martial arts is able to save his life and make himself respected in that violent world. At least, helped by two another prisoners, he succeded in finding the truth about the dreadful crimes. Written by Tognacci Sebastiano <seblog@maya.dei.unipd.it>

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$16,853,487 (USA)
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Written and filmed as "Dusted" by Cannon Pictures, who financed the picture. Shortly after its completion, Cannon went bust and MGM, who took over their remaining pictures, renamed the film "Death Warrant". However, the old Australian VHS tape came with the Cannon logo at the start and some international trailers credit Cannon as the studio behind the picture. See more »

Goofs

At the very beginning of the film Louis Burke enters a building and is slashed across the chest by "The Sandman", Louis Burke drops his gun which lands more than arms reach away, he then tries to reach for it, and cannot reach it. In the exact next shot, he has it in his hand and then holds it in front of him and then shoots "The Sandman". See more »

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Christian 'The Sandman' Naylor: Welcome to Hell!
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Referenced in Hot Fuzz (2007) See more »

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Bring Me a Dream
Written by Martha Davis and Gary Chang
Performed by Craig Thomas
Produced by Gary Chang and Curt Taylor
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What Van Damme is all about.
3 October 2003 | by (LA, USA) – See all my reviews

I love this movie, simply for how entertaining it is, I dont think anyone would say this is dull. You have Van Damme as a detective shooting a suspect dead, then saying "your under arrest." Then, immediately following, you have this great vision of an airplane flying overhead into the sunrise (or sunset) with some great "feeling so fine" music playing while JCVD all dressed up so smooth walks into a federal building to a meeting where we learn about the forecoming story. Then while undercover in prison, the laughs dont stop and the action heats up. This is classic Van Dammage that you dare not miss.


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