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Undisputed -- When heavyweight champion James 'Iceman' Chambers lands in prison, the resident gangster arranges a boxing match with the reigning prison champ.
Undisputed -- When heavyweight champion James 'Iceman' Chambers lands in prison, the resident gangster arranges a boxing match with the reigning prison champ.
Undisputed -- When heavyweight champion James 'Iceman' Chambers lands in prison, the resident gangster arranges a boxing match with the reigning prison champ.


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Writers (WGA):
David Giler (written by) &
Walter Hill (written by)
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Release Date:
23 August 2002 (USA) See more »
The Biggest Fight of Their Lives. See more »
When heavyweight champion George 'Iceman' Chambers lands in prison, the resident gangster arranges a boxing match with the reigning prison champ. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Wesley Snipes ... Monroe Hutchen

Ving Rhames ... George 'Iceman' Chambers

Peter Falk ... Mendy Ripstein

Michael Rooker ... A.J. Mercker

Jon Seda ... Jesus 'Chuy' Campos

Wes Studi ... Mingo Pace

Fisher Stevens ... James 'Ratbag' Kroycek

Dayton Callie ... Yank Lewis

Amy Aquino ... Darlene Early

Johnny Williams ... Al

Joe D'Angerio ... Vinnie

Nils Allen Stewart ... Vern Van Zant

Denis Arndt ... Warden Lipscom
Jim Lampley ... Himself

Ed Lover ... Marvin Bonds

Master P ... Gat Boyz Rapper 1
Silkk Tha Shocker ... Gat Boyz Rapper 2 (as Silkk the Shocker)
C-Murder ... Gat Boyz Rapper 3
Boz ... Gat Boyz Rapper 4
Nicholas Cascone ... Barry Pearl

Bruce A. Young ... Charles Soward

Byron Minns ... Saladin / Eddie Jones
Taylor Young ... Emily Byrne
Susan Dalian ... Jonelle
Johnathan Wesley Wallace ... Antoine Bonét
J.W. Smith ... Mess Guard
John David Jackson ... Man

Michael Bailey Smith ... Skinhead

Peter Jason ... Oakland TV Announcer

Steve Heinze ... Carlos

Ken Medlock ... Guard 1
George Grigas ... Tower Guard 1
Christopher Wynne ... Central Security Guard (as Chris Wynne)

George Christy ... Reporter 1
James Alan Hensz ... Reporter 2 (as Jim Hensz)
John D. Harrington ... Reporter 3
Toby Gibson ... Referee
Daren Libonatt ... Ref

Rose Rollins ... Tawnee Rawlins
Maureen O'Boyle ... Herself

Elaine Kagan ... Lady Judge

Sandra Vidal ... Fight Fan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Derek Sean Carlton ... Prison Guard (uncredited)

Johann Heisey ... Skinhead (uncredited)

Heidi Jo Markel ... Reporter #4 (uncredited)
Andrei Mignea ... Inmate (uncredited)

George D. Miklos ... Prison Guard (uncredited)

Alexander Nevsky ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Bruce Pobanz ... Reporter (uncredited)

Reggi Danielle Sweat ... Reporter's assistant (uncredited)

Michael A. Tessiero ... Reporter #2 (uncredited)

Directed by
Walter Hill 
Writing credits
David Giler (written by) &
Walter Hill (written by)

Produced by
Boaz Davidson .... executive producer
Danny Dimbort .... executive producer
Michael P. Flannigan .... line producer: additional photography
Jason E. Frankel .... co-executive producer
David Giler .... producer
Anthony Hartman .... associate producer
Walter Hill .... producer
Brad Krevoy .... producer
Avi Lerner .... executive producer
Sandra Schulberg .... executive producer
Trevor Short .... executive producer
Wesley Snipes .... executive producer
Andrew Sugerman .... producer
John Thompson .... executive producer
Rudolf G. Wiesmeier .... executive producer
Original Music by
Stanley Clarke 
Cinematography by
Lloyd Ahern II 
Film Editing by
Freeman A. Davies 
Phil Norden 
Casting by
Reuben Cannon 
Production Design by
Maria Caso  (as Maria Rebman Caso)
Art Direction by
Michael D. Costello 
Set Decoration by
Alice Baker 
Jeremy Settles 
Costume Design by
Barbara Inglehart 
Makeup Department
Kelly Belmont .... assistant makeup artist
Clifford Booker .... hair stylist: Wesley Snipes (as Cliff Booker)
Doug Cress .... key makeup artist
Camille Friend .... special makeup effects artist
Cheryl Ann Nick .... makeup department head (as Cheryl Nick)
Wynona Price .... makeup artist: Mr. Rhames
Cyndi Reece-Thorne .... makeup artist: Mr. Snipes
Brian A. Tunstall .... hair department head
Production Management
Dave Duce .... assistant unit manager
Robert Hackl .... post-production supervisor
Pearl A. Lucero .... production supervisor
Andrew Sugerman .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Craig Amendola .... dga trainee
Melissa V. Barnes .... second assistant director
Dave Halls .... second assistant director
Anthony Hartman .... second unit director
James Alan Hensz .... first assistant director
Kenneth Roth .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Tonya Brewer Hunt .... props
Maria Doicheva .... painter
Jonathan R. Hodges .... property master
Edmond Scott Ratliff .... assistant property master
Cynthia C. Rebman .... on-set dresser
Kelleigh Reese .... set production assistant
Jeremy Settles .... set dresser
Sarah Sprawls .... art department assistant
Chris Tappy .... props
Cheree Welsh .... art department coordinator
Sound Department
Erik Aadahl .... sound effects editor
Ulrika Akander .... dialogue editor
James Ashwill .... foley mixer
Dicken Berglund .... adr mixer
Richard Burton .... sound effects editor
Steven Gerrior .... first assistant sound editor
Jacob Goldstein .... sound recordist
Samuel Lehmer .... sound re-recording mixer
Steven Morrow .... sound mixer: Los Angeles
Bob Newlan .... adr supervisor
Todd Niesen .... adr editor
Jeffrey Perkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Brian Robinson .... boom operator
Buck Robinson .... utility sound
Christopher Sidor .... sound recordist
Jay Wilkinson .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
David J. Barker .... special effects
Josh Hakian .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
James Coulter .... digital artist: Digital Dimension
Jason Crosby .... digital artist: Digital Dimension
Benoit Girard .... visual effects supervisor: Digital Dimension
Matthew Merkovich .... matchmove artist
Jerome Morin .... visual effects producer: Digital Dimension
Leandro Visconti .... compositor: Digital Dimension (uncredited)
Greg Anderson .... stunts
Eric Chambers .... stunts
Brennan Dyson .... stunts
Clay Donahue Fontenot .... stunt double: Wesley Snipes
Steve Hart .... utility stunts
Cole S. McKay .... stunt coordinator
Alexander Nevsky .... stunts
Marcus Salgado .... stunt performer
Jeff Sanders .... stunts
Bryon Weiss .... stunts
Johnnyangel .... stunts (uncredited)
Carl Milinac .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ron Batzdorff .... still photographer
Carl Boles .... gaffer
Mike Bonnaud .... assistant chief lighting technician
Michael Cassidy .... camera operator: second unit
Scott Crabbe .... video operator
Donald D. Davidson .... electrician
Don Domino .... grip
Mark Figueroa .... first assistant camera
Jeff Griffith .... second assistant camera
Mark La Bonge .... a cam/steadicam operator: Camera Operator ("a" camera )
Luis Moreno .... electrician
Andrew Osborne .... assistant camera
Paul V. Perkins .... dolly grip
Paul V. Perkins .... key grip
Michael J. Schwartz .... electrician
Mark Strasburg .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Greg Barrera .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Chris Gray .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Craig Anthony .... costumer: Mr. Snipes
Lola Bullion Chambers .... costume supervisor
Michael A. Russell .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Todd Gilbert .... post-production executive
Mike Mertens .... color timer
Sam Vanny .... assistant editor
Music Department
Ron Finn .... music editor
David Schulhof .... music supervisor
TQ .... composer: song "Think About You"
Ashley Waldron .... music clearance (as Ashley Miller)
Transportation Department
Gil Amaral .... transportation captain: Nevada
Tony Barattini .... driver
Glenn Knowlton .... transportation coordinator
Jimmy Ray Pickens .... driver
Marti Wells .... driver
Other crew
Lucio Amadio .... assistant to cast
Jennifer Berthelot .... office production assistant
Finley Bolton .... assistant: Mr. Rooker
Donald Bruce .... production controller
Matthew Cassel .... assistant location manager
Angie Lee Cobbs .... assistant production coordinator
Lori Davis .... assistant: Mr. Snipes
Craig Dyer .... helicopter pilot
Ryan Ebelt .... production assistant
Stuart Fink .... unit publicist
Eric Fitzgerald .... title designer
Christopher J. Ford .... assistant: Mr. Rhames
David A. Foster .... location manager
Kimberly P. Harmon .... first assistant accountant
Anthony Hartman .... assistant: Mr. Giler and Mr. Hill
Eien Hyett .... title designer: main titles
Kirk Iverson .... production assistant
Ty Granderson Jones .... adr loop group
Grant Kaufman .... payroll accountant
Rebecca Knowlton .... production accountant
Micah Kwamina .... accounting assistant
David Lear .... production assistant
Cole S. McKay .... fight choreographer
Meaghan F. McLaughlin .... set production assistant
Kelleigh Reese .... set production assistant
Danielle Robertson .... assistant: Mr. Sugerman
Tricia Ronten .... script supervisor
Karen R. Sachs .... production coordinator
David Sitzman .... contracts administrator
Patrick J. Smith .... set production assistant
Brian Youmans .... set production assistant
Britta Ziegert .... financial controller

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dead Lock" - Japan (English title)
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Rated R for strong language
Spain:96 min | USA:94 min | Argentina:96 min
Black and White (archive footage) | Color
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Wesley Snipes objected to Miramax's demand to do a scene that would make his character more sympathetic.See more »
Monroe Hutchens:He's a fighter, I'm a fighter, if I'm better on that day, I win. That's just the way it goes. Someday, every fighter loses. Sooner or later, somebody comes along and they got your ticket. Too old, just wasn't your day, whatever the reason is. In the end, everybody gets beaten. The most you can hope for is that you stay on top a while. Be the best.See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into Today You Die (2005) (V)See more »
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
" Boxing is an Art. Two men fight, only one can win, it's a thing of beauty ", 17 May 2010
Author: thinker1691 from USA

In the world of rank boxing, there are many notable fights which can be measured on one hand. But in the world of Cinamatic boxing there are dozens which have been made into Hollywood legends. In this release, called " Undisputed " the result was the creation of a boxing Classic. It is the story of the Heavyweight Champion of the World, George 'Iceman' Chambers (Ving Rhames) who has been arrested, convicted and sentenced to prison. Undefeated on the outside world, Chambers learns that at Sweetwater Prison, another man shares that distinguished title. That individual is Monroe Hutchen (Wesley Snipes) who hold the record of never having lost a boxing match. However, even though a fight between these two athletes is inevitable, the Warden moves to quash the event. However, Mendy Ripstein a Mafia gangster (Peter Falk) from the old days steps in, uses his considerable influence and the special match is back on. The entire confrontation is seen by officials as a potential explosion, the Captain of the guard, A.J.Mercker (Michael Rooker) believes he can control over 700 riotous inmates and one memorable fight to the finish. Jon Seda, Wes Studi, and Fisher Stevens as James 'Ratbag' Kroycek, add to the dramatic intensity and over all excitement which is the main-stay of this incredible film. With top notch acting and believability of the superior actors, (especially when Rhames and Snipes are equally matched) the result is one cage fight away from memorable entertainment. ****

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