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Half Past Dead (2002)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  15 November 2002 (USA)
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This movie tells the story of a man who goes undercover in a hi-tech prison to find out information to help prosecute those who killed his wife. While there he stumbles onto a plot involving a death-row inmate and his $200 million stash of gold.


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A criminal mastermind has set in motion a plan to infiltrate a high tech prison in order to persuade a death row inmate to reveal the whereabouts of $200 million worth of gold. It's up to an undercover FBI agent to stop him before it's too late. Written by Anonymous

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for pervasive action violence, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 November 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lockdown  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,820,536 (USA) (15 November 2002)


$409,207 (France) (9 May 2003)

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Justice Jane McPherson: The jury decided; I presided.
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Good if you take it for only an action movie
17 November 2002 | by (Missouri) – See all my reviews

If you're looking for great acting or some kind of amazing plot, forget it. But if you're looking for explosions, gunplay, and martial arts (and bad guys getting their asses kicked), then this is the movie for you. Oscar material it is not, but good action movie it is.

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