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Manol Manolov ...
Ivan
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Coolhand
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Alan Davidson ...
Malakai (as Malakai Davidson)
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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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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 Hidden (Caché) (2005) See more »

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Oh Moon High Up In The Deep Sky
from Rusalka ("The Water Sprite, Jezibaba")
Written by Antonín Dvorák (as Antonin Dvorak)
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Jean Claude is the name revenge the Game!
22 January 2006 | by (utrecht) – See all my reviews

Finally Van Damme has done it! After the (train)Disaster movie derailed. he has something he can be proud of. This is one very underrated prison movie,with some nice special FX and a very decent story! the acting is also solid(Van Damme is pretty convincing)and even one of the best performances i've seen in years(in an Action movie)By Mister Lawrence Taylor(one of the greatest Football players ever!!) Who did a great job with the voice over,his voice is very gritty and full of life!!The direction is also very solid(as expected) Ringo Lam is a very good action director, Who always comes up with very clever camera work and usual very innovative fight scenes!!! This is Must See material(once again) for all the Van Damme\prison movie Fans


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