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Convicted corporate criminal Howard engineers a prison break as he and a number of fellow inmates are being transferred to a new facility. The escapees storm a shopping mall and take a ... See full summary »

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Werner Schreyer ...
Billy
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Sonny
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Wallace
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Howard
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Joe Ray
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Armani
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Dad
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Nina Savelle ...
Tracey Deakin
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Darla
Oliver Tull ...
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Woman in Pink
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Mac Bradford
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Hardwood
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Convicted corporate criminal Howard engineers a prison break as he and a number of fellow inmates are being transferred to a new facility. The escapees storm a shopping mall and take a group of shoppers hostage (after killing many more of them) before making their demands. Only Rudy, a former mercenary and brother of one of the fugitives, can take out the criminals before more of the hostages die. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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They're the most dangerous criminals in Texas. And they're seriously out of control.

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Rated R for pervasive violence, sexuality, drug use and language | See all certifications »
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15 December 1998 (USA)  »

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A costo della vita  »

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The back of the bazooka fired during the opening credits is closed. See more »

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[last lines]
Mac Bradford: You never did tell me why you just walked in one day and laid down your badge and never did come back.
Rudy Ray: Didn't fell right.
Mac Bradford: Didn't... have anything to do with your brother Joe, did it?
Rudy Ray: It had a lot to do with my brother Joe.
Mac Bradford: Ya know, Rudy, you both ran the fast track. You got off, he just kept going. You done everything you could for him.
Rudy Ray: [tearfully] Maybe I could'a done more.
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"Oh, the horror...the horror...."
27 May 2008 | by (Raleigh, NC, USA) – See all my reviews

There are actually a couple reasons to watch this movie. The first is that, while it's mindless and mind-numbing, there's actually a story and you do become involved enough to want to find out how the story ends. Second, you may actually enjoy picking out the "dumb things" and the totally improbable or impossible.

Of course, there is also the weird fascination of watching Mickey Rourke (at a mere 41 years of age) totally over-the-top with steroids and immediately after one of his face lifts. It was only 12 years earlier that Cimino's "Year of the Dragon" was released, but it seems like it was a lifetime to Mickey. (To be fair, the early 1990s were not kind to him.) YotD was not one of Mickey's best movies, but the contrast between the Mickey of 1985 and the Mickey of 1998 is almost too much to be believed.

Danny Trejo is, as always, fun to watch. Kevin Gage turns in a surprisingly good performance in what is probably the most difficult role in the movie.

I normally don't pay a lot of attention to editing in a movie (unless it's just really bad) but this movie is one of the most obviously-poorly-edited movies I've ever seen. It could be a poster-child for bad movie editing. I'm going to be generous and guess that the editor did not have enough film to work with or that the director failed to block and cover shots as he should have. But with that aside, this movie is worthwhile if only to show your friends or your date what bad editing looks like.

Four stars awarded for having some entertainment value, even if no artistic value. After all, you could have wasted your time on a J. R. Bookwalter film.


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