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Death Warrant (1990)

In a violent and corrupt prison, decorated cop Louis Burke must infiltrate the jail to find answers to a number of inside murders. What he finds is a struggle of life and death tied in to his own past.

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The Canadian policeman Louis Burke is assigned in a jail to investigate 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 last, helped by two another prisoners, he succeeds in finding the truth about the dreadful crimes. Written by Tognacci Sebastiano <seblog@maya.dei.unipd.it>

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prisoner | murder | prison | jail | escape | See All (184) »

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In "Bloodsport" and "Kicboxer" he won it all, now there are no rules, no escape, and NOBODY'S playing games!


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14 September 1990 (USA)  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$16,853,487 (USA)
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Trivia

According to French magazine interviews with Jean-Claude Van Damme at the time, he was in competition with Steven Seagal to star in the film. 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 »

Quotes

Louis Burke: I don't pay!.. I don't punk!
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References Coma (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

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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