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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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Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: The helicopter with the commandos crashes very close to the execution of the prisoner (midnight). Yet, an FBI-agent later reports that the helicopter crashed "around 7:30".See more »
Lester:My destiny is in God's hands. I'm cool with that.See more »
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Edited into Half Past Dead 2 (2007) (V)See more »
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25 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
"Half past dead" is most appropriate, 1 May 2005
Author: Papadoc 1000 from United States

The best thing about the movie is the name, as it both describes the plot and the acting. At least they cannot say they didn't warn you... Kind of like the button labeled, "Don't push this".

Segal must have run out of things that move like planes, trains, and ships but the plot remains the same. Under cover guy who fights slowly, but still beats like 40 mercenary types and doesn't even blink when doing so. What amazes me is that Segal is now as big as a barn and the bad guys still cannot hit him in a hallway with a machine gun and 50 clips of ammo. Where do all these bullets actually go to? The only redeeming feature of this movie is watching Nia Peeples pound Ja Rule (real name Jeffrey Atkins doesn't quite sound so punk) into the floor. I could spend days watching that woman kick her foot over her shoulder like that... especially wearing an outfit like that! It was just a bonus watching Jeffy get is *ss kicked, and fun hoping one of those kicks actually landed. Sorry, it's just time we get stupid wannabe tough guy can't act rappers out of the movies. PLEEEEEASE! Who came up with idea anyway? I'd lay odds it was the person who decided that Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore would pass as witty athletic Angels.

The only surprising twist in this movie is that they don't do the politically correct thing and have Jeffy come in and save the day. No doubt if Snoop (otherwise known by his momma as Calvin Broadus which again doesn't sound so cool when you refer to him as Cal) had been in the movie, he'd throw some signs down on her and probably saved Segal's life or something.

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