George "Ice Man" Chambers (Rhames) is a top ranked heavyweight boxer. However Chambers has his world turned upside down when he is accused of rape and sent to prison. Upon his arrival he hears talk about Monroe Hutchen (Snipes) who is the top ranked prison boxing champ 10 years running. Immediately there is bad blood with Chambers not wanting to be second to no one which leads to a lunch room fight between the men. Figuring it will be a good way to make money fellow convict Emmanuel 'Mendy' Ripstein (Peter Falk) sets up a prison boxing match between the two men to decide who is the real UNDISPUTED champ. Michael Rooker plays a guard, Fisher Stevens, John Seda, and Master P co star. Written by
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The Biggest Fight of Their Lives.
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23 August 2002 (USA)
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Opening Weekend: $347,514
(31 May 2002)
(4 October 2002)
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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took the treatment to Wesley Snipes
, who was interested in the story even before it had been turned into a script. "I told him it was conceivable that he could play either (lead) role, but what will not change is the fight and who wins in the end." Hill said. Hill then sent the script to Ving Rhames
, who called back the next day saying he wanted to play "Iceman"; Snipes was happy to play the other role. See more
The movie stated that Sweetwater Prison is a Level 5 facility. California prisons do not have level 5 facilities. The classification level of every prison in California goes from Level 1 through Level 4. Level 1 is minimum and level 4 is maximum security. Examples of Level 4 facilities include Pelican Bay State Prison and High Desert State Prison. See more
[after getting to know the fight has been cancelled
Jesus fuckin' Christ! This fuckin' state. Who the fuck does this fuckin' warden... fuckin' think he is? Doesn't anybody know how to do business in this fuckin' state? My fuckin' wife and her fuckin' asthma and allergies. We had to move to the fuckin' desert. Goddamn fuckin' chickenshit doctors... I should've known better than listen to those shitheels. Fuckin' Palm Springs... Lay there in the fuckin' sun and do nothin'. Then this fuckin' state...
The movie title is repeatedly shown in the opening scenes, but no producers, directors, writers, actors, etc are named. See more
Edited into Today You Die
Written and Performed by Jeff Thornton, A.B. Barnes, William Ismael and Patrick Lampson
Produced by Stanley Clarke
Published by Clarkee Music See more