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Half Past Dead (2002)

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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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Little Joe (as Michael 'Bear' Taliferro)
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49er Three
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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:

prison | gold | fbi | alcatraz | undercover | 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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Release Date:

15 November 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lockdown  »

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Box Office

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 »

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 »

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Features Hot Shots Golf 3 (2002) See more »

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Smartbomb
(Plump DJ's Remix)
Written by Jesse Bonds Weaver Jr., Steven Robert Procter and Belinda Kynn Layton
Performed by Hardknox
Courtesy of Jive Electro Records
Under license from Zomba Recording Corp.
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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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