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Half Past Dead -- 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.
Half Past Dead -- 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.
Half Past Dead -- 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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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Steven Seagal ... Sasha Petrosevitch

Morris Chestnut ... 49er One / Donald Robert Johnson

Ja Rule ... Nicolas 'Nick' Frazier

Nia Peeples ... 49er Six

Tony Plana ... Warden El Fuego

Kurupt ... Twitch

Michael Taliferro ... Little Joe (as Michael 'Bear' Taliferro)

Claudia Christian ... Special Agent Ellen Williams

Linda Thorson ... Judge Jane McPherson

Bruce Weitz ... Lester McKenna

Michael McGrady ... Guard Damon J. Kestner

Richard Bremmer ... Sonny Eckvall

Hannes Jaenicke ... Agent Hartmann

Matt Battaglia ... 49er Three
Wiliam T. Bowers ... Alcatraz Guard

Stephen J. Cannell ... Frank Hubbard

Ross King ... FBI Agent
Yasmina Filali ... Sophia (as Yasmina Filall)

Alexandra Kamp-Groeneveld ... Reporter (as Alexandra Kamp)
Jed Sutton ... Air 49er
Kelly Lange ... Herself

Mo'Nique ... Twitch's Girl
Eva-Maria Schönecker ... Priest

Alister Mazzotti ... 49er Seven
Michael Bornhütter ... 49er Eight
Rainer Werner ... 49er Nine
Ralf Häger ... 49er Ten (as Ralf Haeger)

Art Camacho ... 49er Eleven
Wolfgang Lindner ... 49er Twelve
Volkhart Buff ... Hooded Figure

Mike Möller ... Inmate #1
Christian Gneisel ... Inmate #2
Lutz Vogel ... Inmate #3
Stefan Langel ... Gunner
Ralph Günthler ... Gunner (as Ralph Guthler)
Jogi Blumenthal ... Entrance Guard
Thorsten Gliewe ... Entrance Guard
Micha Bornhütter ... Entrance Guard
Marc Logan-Black ... Control Center Guard (as Mark Logan-Black)
Mike Brun ... Tower Guard
Georg Ebinal ... Tower Guard / Truck Driver
Wanja Götz ... Nick's Crew
Norman Ernst ... Nick's Crew
Asuka Tovazzi ... FBI Chop Shop
Jason Oettle ... FBI Chop Shop
René Bellmann ... Forklift Driver
Eddie Geber ... Inmate
Sascha Magerl ... Inmate
Chi Man Wong ... Chinese Tier Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Joe Cook ... Officer William T. Bowers (uncredited)

Kris Deskins ... Lawyer (uncredited)

Don Michael Paul ... SWAT Captain (uncredited)

Directed by
Don Michael Paul 
Writing credits
Don Michael Paul (written by)

Produced by
Christopher Eberts .... executive producer
Randall Emmett .... co-executive producer
Richard L. Fox .... associate producer
George Furla .... co-executive producer
Phillip B. Goldfine .... co-producer (as Phil Goldfine)
Brandon K. Hogan .... producer
James A. Holt .... co-producer (as James Holt)
Elie Samaha .... producer
Uwe Schott .... executive producer
Steven Seagal .... producer
Alison Semenza .... line producer
William B. Steakley .... line producer
Andrew Stevens .... producer
Mac Yasuda .... associate producer
Original Music by
Tyler Bates 
Cinematography by
Michael Slovis 
Film Editing by
Vanick Moradian 
Casting by
Jeff Gerrard 
Production Design by
Albrecht Konrad 
Art Direction by
Andreas Olshausen 
Set Decoration by
Ernestine Hipper 
Costume Design by
Barbara Jäger 
Makeup Department
David Atherton .... hair stylist: Mr. Seagal
David Atherton .... makeup artist: Mr. Segal
Sheila Evers .... makeup artist
Björn Rehbein .... hair designer
Björn Rehbein .... makeup designer
Valeska Schitthelm .... hair stylist
Valeska Schitthelm .... makeup artist
Michelle Werner .... key makeup artist: US Crew
Production Management
Markus Bensch .... production manager
Thorne Mutert .... unit manager
Maureen Norton .... post-production supervisor
Andrew Stevens .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Art Camacho .... second unit director
Richard L. Fox .... first assistant director
Karen Fulham .... first assistant director: second unit
Klaus Große Darrelmann .... second assistant director
Eva-Maria Schönecker .... first assistant director
Jonathan Southard .... first assistant director: Los Angeles
A. Stevens .... first assistant director
Juliane Walker .... assistant director (as Juliane Heicken)
Art Department
Christoph Baumstieger .... set dresser
Christoph Baumstieger .... swing
Roman Berger .... stand-by carpenter
Simon-Julien Boucherie .... assistant set decorator
Klaus Eckmann .... swing gang
Enzo Enzel .... head painter
Michael Fechner .... prop supervisor
Oliver Kuhlmann .... stand-by props chargehand
Christoph Lanksch .... set dresser
T. Brett Lindsey .... scenic artist: reshoots
Joao Gonzaga Silveira .... stand-by props
Otu Tetteh .... painter
John Wong .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Kami Asgar .... supervising sound editor
Ed Cantu .... sound mixer
Vincent Guisetti .... foley artist
Wayne Heitman .... sound re-recording mixer
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Takako Ishikawa .... sound effects editor
Devin Joseph .... dialogue editor
Pamela Kahn .... foley artist
Marla McGuire .... adr editor
Robert Nichols II .... sound recordist
Kyle Rochlin .... foley mixer
Tim Tuchrello .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Michael Apling .... special effects: technical support
Norman Ernst .... special effects technician
Sebastian Hanusch .... special effects assistant
Till Hertrich .... senior special effects technician
Stefan Knauer .... special effects technician
Michael Luppino .... special effects foreman
Armin Moritz .... special effects technician
Uli Nefzer .... special effects supervisor
Marcus Preussing .... armourer (as Marcus Schmidt)
Bernd Rautenberg .... head of armour weapons
Jens Schmiedel .... special effects senior technician
Thomas Thiele .... special effects technician
Bernd Wildau .... special effects: technical support
Adolf Wojtinek .... special effects: technical support
Visual Effects by
Clay Dale .... visual effects
Victor DiMichina .... digital imaging supervisor
Chris Ervin .... digital compositor
Patrick Flanagan .... digital compositor
Tyler Foell .... digital effects supervisor
Tyler Foell .... visual effects producer
Mike Hardison .... CG supervisor: Pixel Magic
James David Hattin .... digital compositor/removal guy
Bonnie Kanner .... executive producer: Pixel Magic
Kevin Kipper .... digital artist
John R. McConnell .... 2D Compositor: Pixel Magic
Ray McIntyre Jr. .... visual effects supervisor
Brad Moylan .... lead digital compositor: Pixel Magic
Patrick Murphy .... digital compositor
Josh Novak .... lead compositor: main title sequence
Alfredo Ramirez .... digital effects compositor: Pixel Magic
Michael Geordie Spradling .... weather effects
Michael Stetson .... digital artist: Pixel Magic
Mike Uguccioni .... digital compositor
Juan Carlos Vargas .... visual effects (as Juan Vargas)
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging: iO Film (uncredited)
Tony Magaletta .... first assistant cameraman (uncredited)
Sandra Barger .... assistant stunt coordinator
Joseph Billingiere .... stunt double
Volkhart Buff .... stunt coordinator
Art Camacho .... action coordinator
Norman Ernst .... stunt rigger
Ariel Roncoli .... stunts
Wolfgang Stegemann .... stunts
Xin Xin Xiong .... fight choreographer
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Altmann .... video operator
Klemens Becker .... director of photography: second unit
Viviane Bendjus .... clapper loader
Jan Brun .... dolly grip
Brek Cooney .... grip
Johnny Feurer .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Steve Garrett .... best boy grip: second unit
Mario Grech .... rigging spark
Birgit Gudjonsdottir .... camera operator
Greg Harrington .... camera operator: second unit
David Hörnle .... second assistant additional camera
Holger Joos .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Sebastian Meuschel .... camera operator
Ronald Schwarz .... gaffer
Sascha 'Sash' Seitz .... second assistant camera
Marco Teuchert .... best boy
Marco Teuchert .... electrician
Casting Department
Josh Godfrey .... casting assistant
Iris Müller .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anna Isabell Logen .... costumer: Steven Seagal
Meike Schlegel .... costume supervisor
Juliana Stenzel .... crowd costumier
Carol Anne Wegner .... key wardrobe (as Carol Turney)
Editorial Department
David Feldman .... apprentice editor
Derek Herr .... on-line editor
Mike Milliken .... color timer
Chris Mistorni .... first assistant editor
Joel T. Pashby .... assistant editor
Aaron Rottinghaus .... apprentice editor
Christine Seino .... assistant on-line editor
Music Department
Lexington Alexander .... composer: additional music (as Malé Baby Alexander)
Jim Ervin .... music consultant
Michael Lloyd .... executive soundtrack producer
Michael Lloyd .... music supervisor
Brian Richards .... music editor
Mark Skillingberg .... assistant music editor
Tim Williams .... orchestrator (as Timothy Williams)
Transportation Department
Benjamin Dunker .... driver: Steven Seagal
Michael Kraft .... personal driver: Ja Rule
Daniel Mattig .... transportation coordinator
Grit Menzzer .... production driver
Alexander Stolle .... driver: property
Other crew
Alan Abrams .... production legal affairs
John 'JR' Craigmile .... accountant
Ava DuVernay .... publicist
Torrence Hall .... armorer: USA
Charles Heaphy .... production financing
Mary Jasionowski .... post-production accountant
Meng Johnson .... miscellaneous crew
T. Sonny Klawitter .... personal assistant: Steven Seagal
Christian Klempert .... location manager
Silke Krüger .... assistant location manager
Casey Leveque .... photo retoucher
Peter Madamba .... script researcher
Sabine Renger .... assistant production coordinator
Marco Schenke .... crowd marshall
Anna Schmigalla .... accountant
Zoe Simijonovic .... script supervisor: second unit
Imke Sommerkamp .... production coordinator
Mark Stehli .... location manager
Philip J. Strina .... production legal: Barab Abrams & Coate
Mike Tristano .... armorer: USA
Jim Valdez .... assistant: Andrew Stevens
Ian Watermeier .... finance manager
Sabine Wührer .... script supervisor
Xin Xin Xiong .... fight choreographer
Sabine Zimmer .... script supervisor: second unit
Brynne Chappell .... production assistant (uncredited)
Michael Bay .... special thanks
Pen Densham .... special thanks
Mick Partridge .... special thanks

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Rated PG-13 for pervasive action violence, language and some sexual content
98 min
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This was Steven Seagal's last film to be given a theatrical release until the upcoming Machete (2010). All of his other films in between were released directly to video.See more »
Continuity: At the end of the movie the color of the sky and parachute change between shots.See more »
Williams:What the hell's going on out there?
Sasha:I got everything under control.
Williams:Any good news?
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33 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
Half Past Doughnut, 10 April 2003
Author: Rob Taylor (Rob_Taylor) from London

Oh dear! What can I say about Half Past Dead? I was really disappointed in it. I was thinking....A Steven Seagal movie! Cool! We'll get to see him kick people and flip people and break bones. We might even get to see him have a stick fight with somebody! Excellent!

However, I was in for a rude awakening. This film can be summed up as follows:

Take an episode of the A-Team, remove the lovable and roguish characters such as Murdoch, Hannibal, Mr T and Face. Then get a writer/director to pen a plot even Ed Wood would be ashamed of and who's too big a fan of The Matrix and John Woo movies for his own good. Throw in a bunch of people with really bad acting ability and who don't have real names. Finally, add in a main star who's getting saggy around the midriff and doesn't appear to be able to do his own stunts anymore.

The result? Half Past Dead. An action movie so ridiculous that it at least made me smile right the way through. The plot holes are stupendously, glaringly large - for example, prisoners who, when the jail is invaded, fight the invaders rather than attempting to escape. Or how about the prison itself, which has an armoury that contains heavy machineguns and rocket-propelled grenade launchers? You also have a helicopter (bearing a striking resemblance to a Huey) with some kind of video game machinegun mounted in the nose.

Then there's Seagal himself. I like the guy. He CAN fight. He's even witty in a way that Jean-Claude Van Damme will never be. But all through the movie I kept hoping for that one great, defining fight scene. Never happened. Instead we got people firing guns a lot and not hitting a whole Hell of a lot. I mean, when someone runs down a narrow corridor and you fire a sub-machinegun at them, there isn't a whole lot of places the bullets can go other than down the corridor and into the target. Yet somehow they miss? Even the A-Team would cringe at this foolishness. And then when it gets to any kind of one-on-one physical stuff, we get treated to a shabby Matrix rip-off, without the benefit of bullet-time. People getting kicked twenty feet through the air and sundry other ludicrous acrobatic nonsense.

C'mon Steven, you're better than this. Your career can't be over. Say it ain't so!

This is instantly forgettable (except I'm forcing myself to remember for the purposes of this review) and if you watch it, try to find it amusing in an A-Team kind of way. But I doubt it'll be high on anyone's "re-watchable" list. Out for Justice this ain't. More like Out to Lunch.

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