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Death Warrant (1990)

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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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Filmed before Lionheart (1990) despite being released later. See more »

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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: Bring me a dream Burke, bring me a dream.
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References Coma (1978) 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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A Cut Above In A Couple Of Areas
28 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was an intense prison movie with Jean-Claude Van Damme as an undercover cop. "Louis Burke," trying to solve a crime inside a tough prison.

There is excellent suspense, some surprisingly-good photography with excellent closeups and slow-motion. Language-wise, I liked the fact there wasn't a lot of the usage of the Lord's name in vain. All of that help make this better than I anticipated.

The final fight scene is a little long and is Rocky-like ridiculous in that both combatants get viscously beaten to a pulp.....but keep coming back and not even having their hair messed up!! That notwithstanding, it was an entertaining movie and a cut above most martial arts fare.


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