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Half Past Dead (2002)

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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Little Joe (as Michael 'Bear' Taliferro)
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Storyline

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

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

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Also Known As:

Lockdown  »

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$15,361,537 (USA) (13 December 2002)
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Trivia

The script to this film was written ten years prior to filming as The Rock (1996) but there was another script with the same title that was filmed so this one had to wait ten years later to be done See more »

Goofs

49er One calls out for a rifle as he jumps into the electric chair pit, but his team did not bring any rifles to the island - only submachine guns. See more »

Quotes

Sasha: [Sasha confesses to Nick about who he is] I'm undercover. F.B.I.
Nick: But you passed the lie detector test.
Sasha: That's nothing man. Anybody can do that.
Nick: [with anger in his voice] All this time... y ou've been settin' up on me.
[aims his weapon at Sasha]
Nick: I believed in you. I trusted you. Brought you into my family...
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Nick: I vouched for you! And you betrayed me?
Sasha: It's not that simple.
Lester: [places hand on Nick's shoulder] Don't do it.
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Crazy Credits

The movie title plays as an overlay during the film's opening scene. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Penn & Teller: Bullshit!: Holier Than Thou (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

The Pledge Remix
Written by Seven Aurelius, Irv Lorenzo, Ashanti (as Ashanti Douglas), Jeffrey Atkins,
Eric Baker, Shock-G (as Gregory Jacobs), Tupac Shakur, Stevie Wonder
Performed by Ja Rule featuring Ashanti, Nas and 2Pac
Ja Rule and Ashanti appear courtesy of Def Jam Records
Nas appears courtesy of Columbia Records
2Pac appears courtesy of Amaru Entertainment, Inc.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Contains a sample of "So Many Tears"
Performed by Tupac Shakur
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Decent.
8 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The story is a cool concept, but the choices for the acting's sake weren't cool at all. Ja Rule was an ignorant cocky character but Seagul was actual very likable. I felt as though this film doesn't get the respect it deserves because Steven Seagul was in it. The dialogue was mediocre, some parts though were really random though. The scene where "Twitch" blows up the door seemed dumb. As well as the scene where Steve and Morris fight in the chains. And did anyone else notice that no one ever hit the bullets they shot? Anyway, the female who played the Supreme Court Justice member was actually enjoyable to watch.

All in all, Half Past Dead is just mindless fun, pretty good.

7/10


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