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A gangster boss (Ice-T) has a list of about 100 people who have screwed up at one point or another. Rather than outright killing them, he decides to have a little fun by putting all of them together in a high security prison, unarmed, and dumping bucketfulls of guns, ammo, and baseball bats on them and letting them kill each other. The final three who survive are given a prize of 10 million dollars. Let chaos reign. Written by
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A newspaper clipping with the headline "New Prison Opens Tomorrow" is shown and the text underneath has a spelling error saying "A new prinson opens tomorrow... ". See more »
Hey, I happen to have a healthy respect for profanity. They're just not happy words and they don't make me happy to hear them. To use something over and over until it has no meaning. Hell hell hell hell hell.
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"Mean Guns" is a great movie as far as action goes. Christopher Lambert and Ice-T are really the only two big names in the movie. The rest of the cast is either virtually unknown or relatively unexperienced in the action movie genre.
What happens when you dump a load of guns into a roomful of killers? You get this movie. As action as action can get, the confines of an empty prison makes for the perfect setting for the mayhem and murder of the contest that will leave only a certain lucky few alive, as per rules of the contest. Kill or be killed, the movie follows around a handful of central characters as they attempt to make it through alive.
The soundtrack, the majority of which is Perez Prado, makes for the perfect background for the beautiful symphony of destruction and death throughout the movie. The acting leaves a bit to be desired. Some of the characters give very wooden and monotone performances (specifically that of "D" and "Cam"), but most of it is pretty decent. The action is on the more realistic side of the spectrum, going against many modern action movies in which the bad guys fly back 10 feet when they're shot with a small-caliber pistol. The deaths are fairly realistic; you don't get everyone being shot 14 times and then giving a long speech before finally doing a 540-backflip off a roof to their death.
As far as action movies go, this is a good one. Don't expect any academy award winning acting, but its definitely an enjoyable movie.
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