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Death Warrant (1990)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  14 September 1990 (USA)
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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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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 »

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In the beginning of the movie Burke shoots the Sandman several times in the chest. Later in the movie when the Sandman first attacks Burke when being held up in chains, we see the Sandman leaving the room with his shirt open and bares a chest with no bullets scars. See more »

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Christian 'The Sandman' Naylor: Welcome to Hell!
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Bring Me a Dream
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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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