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The Last Castle (2001)

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A court-martialed general rallies together 1200 inmates to rise against the corrupt system that put him away.

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Storyline

When three star General Irwin is transferred to a maximum security military prison, its warden, Colonel Winter, can't hide his admiration towards the highly decorated and experienced soldier. Irwin has been stripped of his rank for disobedience in a mission, but not of fame. Colonel Winter, who runs the prison with an iron fist, deeply admires the General, but works with completely different methods in order to keep up discipline. After a short while, Irwin can feel Winter's unjust treatment of the inmates. He decides to teach Winter a lesson by taking over command of the facility and thus depriving him of his smug attitude. When Winter decides to participate in what he still thinks of as a game, it may already be too late to win. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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A castle can only have one king

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language and violence | See all certifications »

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19 October 2001 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$72,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,088,213 (USA) (19 October 2001)

Gross:

$18,208,078 (USA) (14 December 2001)
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Trivia

James Gandolfini reportedly was reluctant to accept the role of Col. Winter because he didn't understand the story and had never served in the military himself. He committed largely on the strength of a lengthy speech Winter delivered in the original script; ironically, that entire scene was cut from the final film. See more »

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During the first firing of the trebuchet, the filmmakers reversed the image. It shows Tower #4 and the smokestack behind the trebuchet and it firing the stone to the left. If this was true, they would be shooting the rock away from the admin building. See more »

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Irwin: Take a look at a castle. Any castle. Now break down the key elements that make it a castle. They haven't changed in a thousand years. 1: Location. A site on high ground that commands the territory as far as the eye can see. 2: Protection. Big walls, walls strong enough to withstand a frontal attack. 3: A garrison. Men who are trained and willing to kill. 4: A flag. You tell your men you are soldiers and that's your flag. You tell them nobody takes our flag. And you raise that flag ...
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Referenced in Bad Girls: Episode #6.4 (2004) See more »

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Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Bad Movie for some Excellent to others
28 March 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Despite, the bad reviews that have been posted on this site, I find The Last Castle to be one the most interested and thrilling movies I have ever had the pleasure to watch. The need by others to find faults and negative comments were just not called for. This is a movie shows how one man with a huge ego and in a position of power can single handedly break a man's pride and spirit and that of another who shows a group of men that despite their circumstances your pride and self respect is something no one can take from you unless you allow them to. If this is what is considered a bad movie, I'd like to know what a good movie is. The Last Castle is a movie that you have to watch to judge it yourself and not base it on the opinions of others. If you are unsure, just watch the movie, judge it for yourself and then post your own review.


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