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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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Plot Keywords:

gold | prison | fbi | undercover | alcatraz | See more »

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The Good. The Bad. And the Deadly. See more »

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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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15 November 2002 (USA)  »

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Lockdown  »

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Near the beginning while the PST news report is running, the scroll at the bottom is either ridiculous or reflects the politics of the writers/producers and also in one case contradicts itself. As follows: Middle East Crisis Escalates, Stock Prices Surge - Pessimism Ebbing, Economy Sluggish-Gross National Product Flatlining, 27 Foot Great White Shark caught off Barrier Reef, Polar Ice Caps Melt-Global Warming to Blame. See more »

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Rocket propelled grenades do not have blow-back, yet when he fires the RPG, Twitch is projected back to the glass. See more »

Quotes

49er One: Your clip's dry, 1147. You know it.
Sasha: Do you think so?
49er One: Yeah. You'd have used it by now if it wasn't.
Sasha: Are you sure?
49er One: Yeah, I'm pretty sure.
Sasha: [Sasha removes the magazine from the gun] That's right. Magazine's dry. Question is, do I still have one in the tube?
49er One: I say you're dry.
Sasha: Make your move.
[Sasha pulls the trigger and the gun doesn't go off]
49er One: That's a nice bluff.
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The movie title plays as an overlay during the film's opening scene. See more »

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Hold On
Written by Andre Parker, Irving Lorenzo
Performed by Chink Santana
Courtesy of Murder Inc. Records L.L.C.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Fast, fun, action packed!
27 November 2002 | by (Studio City) – See all my reviews

Hey, Half Past Dead isn't Oscar material, but if you're looking for a fun action movie it's pretty darn good. Steven Seagal and Ja Rule star as prisoners who must save hostages taken at the new Alcatraz. Morris Chestnut is the baddie who has taken hostages to force a death row inmate to reveal the whereabouts of 200 million in U.S. gold. There are several good fight scenes and plenty of action. Seagal is good as always. This is a must see for his fans. It ranks above Hard to Kill, Marked for Death, Ticker, The Patriot, and On Deadly Ground.

-JB


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