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Con Games (2001)

R | | Action | Video 4 December 2001
An ex-soldier is hired to infiltrate a corrupt jail.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Officer Hopkins
John Woodrow
Timothy Redick
Dillon McCain
Eddie Long
Bob Thompson ...
Senator Whitmeyer
Amy Fadhli ...
Ashley Stevenson
Michael Durack ...
Britney Woodrow
Matthew Ansara ...
Tony Harras ...
Warden Alvarez
John Adam Kraemer ...
Christopher Lance ...
Pete Miller
Bill Fishback ...
Bob White ...
Ted Poindexter


Senator Whitmeyer, whose grandson was murdered while an inmate at California's infamous Doscher State Prison, arranges for Gulf War vet John Woodrow to investigate the case. Woodrow enters the prison in the guise of a convicted murderer named John Wilson. He quickly learns that the Senator's grandson was killed by a corrupt and sadistic prison guard named Lt. Hopkins. Hopkins discovers Woodrow's true identity and has him tortured with electric shocks but Woodrow manages to escape along with a few fellow inmates. A chase and a shootout ensues in the surrounding desert. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence including rape, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »




Release Date:

4 December 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Brigada da Morte  »

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When the escapees abandon their car, they leave the car doors open, but when the prison guards arrive, the car doors are closed. See more »


Officer Hopkins: Are you a Mel Gibson fan?
John Woodrow: Always liked Arnold more.
Officer Hopkins: I could never get past that accent.
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Possibly the worst action movie ever.
8 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Eric Roberts "stars" in this Tommy Lee Thomas debut prison film. He plays the leader of a corrupt ring of guards. Though evil by most people's standards, his character is the kind of guy who is nice enough to give you supporting wires while you hang chained to the ceiling as he tortures you with "Lethal Weapon" electric prods.

The movie has an intricate plot about prison corruption that makes absolutely no sense. Thomas has Clint Eastwood's squinter eyes, Dolph Lundgren's one-liners, the acting abilities of JCVD and the body of the tiniest guy you knew in school who took steroids after graduation.

Martin "Cobra Kai" Kove's career shares this low point with Roberts, in the film it is difficult to tell if Kove's character is supposed to be drunk for the entire movie or if Kove just came that way. I couldn't blame him if he did.

Fortunately for all involved, this movie has a "so bad that it's good" quality that can be fun IF YOU HAVE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING BETTER TO DO.

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