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Manol Manolov ...
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Billy Rieck ...
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Ivo Tonchev ...
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Kyle LeBlanc is an American working overseas in Russia. When he hears his wife being attacked over the phone, Kyle rushes home to find that he's too late. The man who killed his wife is found not guilty on lack of evidence. So Kyle takes the law into his own hands, and kills the man to avenge his wife's death. He is sentenced to life in prison without parole. The Russian prison he is sent to is tough, and the warden amuses himself by putting on fights where he fills his pockets with money by betting on the fights. Kyle begins to break and go crazy, so he is forced into these fights because the warden knows he is a sure thing. Kyle's cellmate 451 begins to make him think what he fights for. With that, Kyle knows now he must fight another battle: the fight for inner peace. It is the only way he can become the man he once was. Written by Pat McCurry <laraspal00@aol.com>

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Rage unleashed.

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Rated R for pervasive strong brutal violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Lawrence Taylor's character is named 451, a reference to Ray Bradbury's novel Fahrenheit 451. See more »

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451: Without evil, we would never recognize good.
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References Mortal Kombat (1995) See more »

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Written by O. Sakmarow and Ilya Kormiltsev (as I. Kormiltsev)
Performed by Chemical Angel
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At last Van Damme delivers
25 October 2003 | by (stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

At last he delivers, after such Bottom of the barrel movies, like Derailed, which must be one of the worst movies to date. In this one Van Damme makes one of is best roles, almost the best prison movie role since Brad Davis in Midnight express (1978) It´s so much fun, to see some new environments, a russian prison which looks so authentic, everyone plays well, standard ingredients is used very well, Strong brutal violence, sodomizing, no glory.

For the first time ever, Van Damme is beaten up during the whole movie, he tries to committ suicide he sleeps in shit. It´s so unusual to see these kind of scenes with Van Damme.

Ringo Lam´s direction is superb,this one and Maximum risk is the best one´s, both directed by Ringo Lam.

See it and really enjoy.

I gave it an 8 out of 10


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