E Block was built as one giant set so cameras could follow actors for longer shots. See more »
When Paul and Brutal have Percy in the electric chair, the hair across Percy's forehead changes several times between shots. Also, Paul and
Brutal's hand holds on Percy change. See more »
Men under strain can snap; hurt themselves, hurt others. That's why our job is talking, not yelling. You'll do better to think of this place like an intensive care ward in a hospital.
I think of it as a bucket of piss to drown rats in! That's all! Anybody doesn't like it can kiss my ass!
How's that sit?
[Brutal suddenly grabs Percy by the throat and pins him to the wall]
Try it! You'll be on the bread lines before the week is out!
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There are no opening credits after the title has been shown, followed by the opening scene for place of film. Although it is now commonplace for films to not have opening credits, in 1999 it was somewhat rather unusually and it was considered for a trademark of director Frank Darabont. See more »
Without using all the old cliches, I would recommend this movie to anyone interested in a creative, intriguing, and life enhancing experience. Everything about this movie was delightful. I recommend seeing this movie with someone especially close to you. After the movie my Fiancée and I spent two hours talking and expanding on the films ideas and concepts. This was truly a electrifying experience. I would venture to call this movie one of the best movies of all time. Sure, there are things that I would have liked to see done differently, but that is what makes a movie more enjoyable. The discussions following this film were wonderful.
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