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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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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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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)  »

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

Some aerial shots were taken from Michael Bay's film The Rock (1996) that got cut from that film. See more »

Goofs

In the infirmary fight, the bad guy pulls a pistol on Sasha, and the "bullets" hitting the surrounding scenery do not follow the path in which the gun is pointed. See more »

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Kesler, Bad Ass Guard: [Kesler brings Sasha to the death chamber after Lester requests to see him] Welcome to "Slaughterhouse Five".
Sasha: Why they call it that?
Kesler, Bad Ass Guard: A man can be legally executed five different ways. Lethal injection's the most popular, followed by hanging, gas chamber, firing squad and then there's my personal favorite...
[holds up stun baton]
Kesler, Bad Ass Guard: electrocution. It's all done here, in this totally soundproof isolation chamber. We even let the condemned man choose.
Justice Jane McPherson: [...]
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Edited from Charlie's Angels (2000) 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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