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In Hell (2003)

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A man must survive a prison where hardened criminals battle to the death for the wardens' entertainment.

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Lloyd Battista ...
General Hruschov
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Tolik
Manol Manolov ...
Ivan
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Billy Rieck ...
Coolhand
Kaloian Vodenicharov ...
Dima
Alan Davidson ...
Malakai (as Malakai Davidson)
Veselin Kalanovski ...
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Ivo Tonchev ...
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Boo
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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: Unity of people can bring down any establishment. Their power was gone.
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Referenced in The Benchwarmers (2006) See more »

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Come Down
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Raw..bloody action at its best !!
17 December 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Van Damme hasn't delivered a hit since a long time. He's finally outdone himself this time. The movie does not have the usual martial arts and special effects, but good wrestling and street brawl techniques. What we have here is raw..bloody action at its best!! The movie like most prison themed movies is about survival. Van Damme doesn't talk much (thats good) but delivers good expression and emotes very well in particular scenes.

Some of the fight sequences and torture scenes have been done amazingly well. The story is not bad and believe me ,I was told that the movie would be crap, instead the movie was better than i expected. The film does have a few real good moments. Overall, its a good film..nothing exceptionally great, but at the same time unforgettable. It's worth a look !


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