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Con Games -- An ex-soldier is hired to infiltrate a corrupt jail.

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Writers:
Jefferson Edward Donald (written by) &
Tommy Lee Thomas (written by)
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Release Date:
4 December 2001 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Eric Roberts ... Officer Hopkins

Tommy Lee Thomas ... John Woodrow

Sheila Campbell ... Jeanette
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matthew Ansara ... Saul
Alex Ariza ... Bravo Team Member #3
Patricia Bosse ... Melanie Richards

Tiffany Brouwer ... Britney Woodrow
Jim Carretta ... Reporter #1 (as James Carretta)

Dave Casper ... Detective
Marc Chenail ... Robinson

Chris Conlee ... Prisoner #1
Michael Durack ... Frank Nelson

Lisa Enochs ... Medical Assistant
Amy Fadhli ... Ashley Stephenson
Bill Fishback ... Goetz
Patti Francisco ... News Reporter #2
Uzi Gal ... Watch Guard
Tony Harras ... Warden Alvarez

Moe Irvin ... Eddie Long
Clarke Kohler ... Prison Guard

Martin Kove ... Redick
John Adam Kraemer ... Sid

Felice Heather Monteith ... Whitmeyer Interviewer (as Felice Jones)

Ross Nolan ... McCain (as Jody Nolan)

Katherine Parks ... Admin Assistant
Davie Perez ... Bravo Team Member #2
Ty Rushing ... Cell Block Sentry

Rife Sibley ... Bravo Leader (as David Sibley)

Mindy Thomas ... News Reporter
Harry Williams Jr. ... Senator's Bodyguard
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Directed by
Jefferson Edward Donald 
 
Writing credits
Jefferson Edward Donald (written by) &
Tommy Lee Thomas (written by)

Produced by
Sheila Campbell .... executive producer
Dave Casper .... associate producer
Ross Nolan .... producer (as Jody Nolan)
Tommy Lee Thomas .... producer
 
Original Music by
Veigar Margeirsson 
 
Cinematography by
John Lazear 
 
Film Editing by
Chris Conlee 
 
Casting by
Dave Casper 
 
Art Direction by
Paul Gasper 
 
Makeup Department
Tera Grengs .... key makeup artist
Teri H. Sabolic .... assistant makeup artist (as Teri L. Huettinger)
 
Production Management
Roxanne Lane .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dave Casper .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
C. Ryan Taylor .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Lorita de la Cerna .... adr mixer
Patrick Giraudi .... supervising sound editor
Fred Green .... sound recordist
Cristina Turek .... foley artist
 
Stunts
Bruce Comtois .... assistant stunt coordinator
Ray Siegle .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Carretta .... best boy
Christopher Chambers .... camera loader (as Chris Chambers)
David F. Clark .... first assistant camera
Yaron Levy .... gaffer
Christina Lewis .... first assistant camera (as Christina Christensen)
Mitsutaka Nakamura .... second assistant camera
Jason Andrew Paul .... assistant camera
Sonny Pepito .... grip
Paulo Cesar Reffo Suckow .... second assistant camera
 
Transportation Department
Dave Casper .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Sheila Campbell .... location manager
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for violence including rape, language and some sexual content
Runtime:
UK:88 min (DVD)
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Crew or equipment visible: In the scene where John Woodrow is being tortured by electrocution as he hangs from chains, supporting lines can clearly be seen behind his arms and go down to where they connect to his belt.See more »
Quotes:
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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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Not so much bad as just undernourished, 13 October 2005
Author: dinky-4 from Minneapolis

Enjoy the opening credits. They're the best thing about this second-rate but inoffensive time-killer which features passable performances from the likes of Eric Roberts and Martin Kove. The main part, however, goes to newcomer Tommy Lee Thomas who looks a bit diminutive for this kind of action but who, nevertheless, occasionally manages to project a banty-rooster kind of belligerence. The first time we see him he's bare-chested, sweaty, and engaged in that favorite "beefcake" activity -- chopping wood. After this he has seven more scenes without his shirt including one in which he's hanged by his wrists and zapped with electricity a la Mel Gibson in "Lethal Weapon." He could use a better script, however, since the manner in which he exposes the truth about corruption and violence inside the prison is never very convincing. There's also talk about millions of dollars which apparently is tied in with this investigation but which is never explained. There are a few pluses, though. Sending "John Woodrow" undercover as "John Wilson" is an amusing play on a presidential name, and co-star Jody (Ross) Nolan shows promise as an inmate who, early in the proceedings, is shown hanged by his wrists and getting punched by a burly guard. One final note: the movie's low budget is painfully responsible for the lack of "extras." Despite the impressive size of the prison, it only seems to hold about 12 inmates! (Note: the cast credits at the end aren't too helpful. For the record, the burly, bald-headed guard who uses Jody Nolan as a punching bag is played by Bill Fishback, and the young, fair-haired guard who administers electric shocks to Tommy Lee Thomas is played by Marc Chenail.)

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