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In Hell -- A man must survive a prison where hardened criminals battle to the death for the warden's entertainment.

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Eric James Virgets (written by) &
Jorge Alvarez (written by)
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Release Date:
8 August 2003 (Spain) See more »
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Rage unleashed.
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A man must survive a prison where hardened criminals battle to the death for the wardens' entertainment. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Kyle LeBlanc

Lawrence Taylor ... 451
Lloyd Battista ... General Hruschov

Carlos Gómez ... Tolik
Manol Manolov ... Ivan

Chris Moir ... Billy
Billy Rieck ... Coolhand
Kaloian Vodenicharov ... Dima
Alan Davidson ... Malakai (as Malakai Davidson)
Veselin Kalanovski ... Sasha
Ivo Tonchev ... Marko

Juan Fernández ... Shubka

Raicho Vasilev ... Andrei
Milos Milicevic ... Boo

Michael Bailey Smith ... Valya
Jorge Luis Abreu ... Boltun

Marnie Alton ... Grey
Michail Elenov ... Sergio
Yuri Safchev ... Yuri (as Yuri Savchev)

Robert LaSardo ... Usup
Stefan Shterev ... Hamid

Valentin Ganev ... Bolt
Dimiter Doichinov ... Vitya
Assen Blatechki ... Zarik
Clark Sanchez ... Tiefoo
Atanas Srebrev ... Misha

Paulo Tocha ... Victor
Kaloyan Lenkov ... Asap
Kiril Stamenov ... General Eltzin
Dimiter Stefanov ... Judge
Ventzislav Kisyov ... Prosecutor
Ivan Nestorov ... Simon Fletcher
Petya Silyanova ... Billy's Mother
Dimitar Dimitrov ... Bobby

David Leitch ... Paul
Vincent Poteat ... Young 451
Boris Pankin ... Teacher

Julian Vergov ... Solitary Guard
Svilen Skerlev ... Stunt Fighter
Panayot Tzanev ... 451's Roommate
Georgi Kadurin ... Sergio's Lawyer

Radoslav Parvanov ... Marko's Other Guard
Krassimir Manov ... General Guard #1
Stefan Ivanov ... General Guard #2
Dobrin Dosev ... Key Guard #1
Velizar Peev ... Key Guard #2
Ivaylo Geraskov ... General's Servant (as Ivailo Geraskov)
Plamen Dimitrov ... Sasha's Inmate

Nikolay Mutafchiev ... Shubka's Boy #1
Antony Argirov ... Shubka's Boy #2
Stanislav Pishtalov ... General's Guest #1
Ivan Kirov ... General's Guest #2
Maxim Gentchev ... General's Guest #3
Ivo Kehayov ... Processing Room Guard
Yordan Bikov ... Gambler
Yonka Ilieva ... Hruschov's Wife
Nina Arnaudova ... Eltzin's Wife
Kamen Kostov ... New General
Stanimir Stamatov ... Boo's Victim
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Velizar Binev ... General's Guest (uncredited)
Siso Kamburov ... Fighter (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ringo Lam 
 
Writing credits
Eric James Virgets (written by) &
Jorge Alvarez (written by)

Produced by
Jorge Alvarez .... co-producer
Kathy Brayton .... co-producer
Boaz Davidson .... executive producer
Danny Dimbort .... executive producer
Lati Grobman .... co-producer
Avi Lerner .... executive producer
Danny Lerner .... producer
Trevor Short .... executive producer
John Thompson .... producer
David Varod .... producer
Eric James Virgets .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Alexander Bubenheim 
 
Cinematography by
John B. Aronson 
 
Film Editing by
David M. Richardson 
 
Casting by
Teri Fiddleman 
Shana Landsburg 
 
Production Design by
Valentina Mladenova 
 
Art Direction by
Boriana Mintcheva 
 
Set Decoration by
Bob Toms 
 
Costume Design by
Kate Healey 
 
Makeup Department
Danny Bellens .... makeup supervisor
Sofi Hvarleva .... makeup artist
Ivon Ivanova .... makeup artist
Ralitsa Koprinska .... hair stylist
Violeta Lazarova .... makeup artist
Dimitrina Stoyanova .... hair stylist
Rositsa Tsanovska .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
George Gale .... post-production supervisor
Harvey Greenberg .... post-production supervisor
Iliya Sotirov .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vessela Bannzurkova .... second assistant director: second unit
Petya Evtimova .... second assistant director
Irina Hadzhieva .... second second assistant director (as Irina Hadzhieva-Clarkson)
David Leitch .... second unit director
Peter Mechkoff .... first assistant director
Milos Milicevic .... first assistant director
Joel Morales .... first assistant director: second unit
Dora Somova .... second second assistant director
Antony Tanev .... second assistant director
Franklin A. Vallette .... first assistant director (as Franklin Vallette)
 
Art Department
Petko Angelov .... set dresser
Svetoslav Angelov .... construction crew
Atanas Atanasov .... draftsman
Peter Atanasov .... carpenter
Rumen Bojinov .... set dresser
Stoyan Boyadjiev .... upholsterer (as Soyan Boyadjiev)
Dirk Buchmann .... property master
Nikolai Dikov .... set dresser
Ivan Dimitrov .... stand-by set dresser
Kamen Dimov .... set dresser
Svetozar Doichev .... set dresser
Anna Hadzhieva .... art department coordinator
Irina Hadzhieva .... art department coordinator (as Irina Hadjieva)
George Hristov .... scenic artist (as Georgi Hristov)
Alexander Ivanov .... scenic artist
Petko Ivanov .... construction buyer
Raiko Kamenski .... construction crew
Ivan Kirov .... upholsterer
Alexander Kotsev .... set dresser buyer
Jasen Kovachev .... stand-by props
Georgi Lozanov .... construction crew
Vencislav Lukanov .... upholsterer
Buddy MacKett .... construction manager
Stefan Manchev .... draftsman
Sotir Mladenov .... construction crew
Raymond Muller .... construction manager
Ivanka Nenova .... scenic artist
Daniel Nikodimov .... construction crew
Irena Nikolich .... scenic artist
Ivana Nikolich .... scenic artist
Krassimir Pashkulev .... lead man (as Krasimir Pashkulev)
Pavlin Pavlov .... construction crew
Dimiter Petkov .... scenic artist
Vladimir Petkov .... carpenter
Ivan Petrov .... props buyer
Vlado Popov .... scenic artist
Peter Rakovski .... stand-by props
Bilyana Sapareva .... assistant props
Iva Sasheva .... storyboard artist
Kalin Stefanov .... set dresser
Rosen Stefanov .... set dresser
Teodor Tomov .... construction crew
Arta Totsi .... scenic artist
Keith Van Der Vent .... construction manager
Vasil Vasilev .... draftsman
Angel Velinov .... construction crew
Konstantin Vladimirov .... stand-by set dresser
Evgeni Yordanov .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Kris Campbell .... adr supervisor
Kris Campbell .... foley supervisor
Danielle Ghent .... sound editor (as Danielle Fiorello)
Catherine Harper .... foley artist
Vladimir Kaloyanov .... sound recordist
Christopher Moriana .... foley artist (as Chris Moriana)
Donald Murray .... dialogue editor
Donald Murray .... dialogue supervisor
Phillip Seretti .... sound re-recording mixer
Phillip Seretti .... sound supervisor
Krasimir Shtabekov .... boom operator
J.C. Swiatek .... sound effects supervisor
Ted Talbott .... sound assistant
Janja Vujovich .... sound supervisor
 
Special Effects by
Miglena Bogdanova .... special effects technician
Willie Botha .... special effects supervisor
Vasil Dikov .... pyrotechnics supervisor
Pavel Dimitrov .... special effects buyer
Mihail Georgiev .... special effects technician
Krasimir Ilievski .... special effects technician
Peter Kolev .... special effects technician
Anatoli Malev .... special effects technician
Vasili Malev .... special effects technician (as Vasilii Malev)
Simeon Nikolov .... special effects technician
Svetlin Pavlov .... special effects technician
Nikolai Rafailov .... special effects assistant
Marten Ruskov .... special effects technician
Kamen Sabev .... special effects technician
Nikola Simeonov .... special effects technician
Yana Stoyanova .... special effects technician
Damyan Tzankov .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Ognian Angelov .... visual effects animator
Stanimir Angelov .... visual effects animator
Scott Coulter .... visual effects producer
Tinko Dimov .... digital compositor
Anton Donchev .... visual effects compositor
Veselina Georgieva .... visual effects compositor (as Veselina Haralanova)
Velichko Ivanov .... visual effects compositor
Georgi Karantilski .... color correction
Goro Karantilski .... visual effects colorist
Jordan Kessler .... visual effects coordinator: Los Angeles
Jordan Markov .... visual effects editor
Peter Nikolov .... visual effects support staff
Krasimir Paskalev .... visual effects coordinator: Bulgaria
Iva Petkova .... visual effects
Vladimir P. Petrov .... visual effects coordinator
Iasen Pisarov .... visual effects animator
Dragomir Sarachev .... visual effects compositor
Valentin Serafimov .... Quality control of 3D department
Valentin Serafimov .... digital effects artist
Arto Tchividjian .... digital effects artist
Arto Tchividjian .... visual effects animator
Alexander Valev .... digital compositor
Aleksandar Yochkolovski .... visual effects supervisor
Radost Yonkova .... visual effects set supervisor: Nu-Image Films
Valia Zaharinova .... visual effects compositor
 
Stunts
Asen Asenov .... stunts
Sonya Atanasova .... stunts (as Sonia Atanasova)
Dimitar Dimitrov .... stunts (as Dimiter Dimitrov)
Georgi Dimitrov .... stunts
Vasil Dimitrov .... stunts
Dimiter Doichinov .... stunts
Michael Gunter .... stunt driver
Mike Gunther .... stunt coordinator
Mitch Hodge .... stunt driver
Dian Hristov .... stunts
Borislav Iliev .... stunts
George Karlukovski .... stunts (as Georgi Karlukovski)
Ivo Kehayov .... stunts (as Ivo Kehajov)
Todor Lazarov .... stunts
David Leitch .... stunt coordinator
Krassimir Manov .... stunts (as Krasimir Pashov)
Nick McKinless .... stunt driver
Svetoslav Milenov .... stunts
Trayan Milenov-Troy .... stunts (as Trajan Milenov)
Radoslav Parvanov .... stunts
Velizar Peev .... stunts
Rumen Petrov .... stunts (as Roumen Petrov)
Elitsa Razheva .... stunts (as Elitza Rujeva)
Krasimir Simeonov .... stunts (as Krasimir Simeonov)
Svilen Skerlev .... stunts
Stanimir Stamatov .... stunt double: Jean-Claude Van Damme
Stanimir Stamatov .... stunts
Georgi Stanislavov .... stunts
Vencislav Stojanov .... stunts
Emil Tonev .... stunts
Teodor Tsolov .... stunts (as Teodor Tcolov)
Raicho Vasilev .... stunts
Kaloian Vodenicharov .... stunt coordinator (as Kaloyan Vodenicharov)
Marcus Young .... assistant stunt coordinator
Yordan Zahariev .... stunts (as Jordan Zahariev)
Mick Hodge .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Mick Hodge .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hristo Aleksandrov .... focus puller (as Hristo Alexandrov)
Mihail Apostolov .... grip
Dimiter Asenov .... grip
Miroslav Borisov .... grip
Andrej Certov .... camera operator: second unit (as Andrei Chertov)
Nikolai Chupetlovski .... grip
Ross W. Clarkson .... camera operator: "a" camera
Spiro Dichev .... grip
Deyan Donev .... still photographer
Hristo Elandjiev .... lighting best boy
Stoyan Georgiev .... grip
Lyubomir Hristoskov .... grip
Rumen Idakiev .... electrician
Toshko Kamenov .... focus puller: second unit
Nikolai Kerezov .... Steadicam assistant
Nikolai Kerezov .... camera assistant: second camera
Ivailo Kostov .... electrician
Nikolai Kostov .... best boy grip
Mihail Kotev .... assistant camera: second unit
Borislav Krastanov .... electrician
Lazar Lazarov .... focus puller: second camera
Joro Mihailov .... chief lighting technician
Nikolai Mihailov .... electrician
Neven Mihailova .... assistant camera
Miroslav Minchev .... electrician
Valentin Mitev .... electrician
Georgi Raev .... camera operator
Georgi Raykov .... b camera operator
Shimon Sabach .... key grip (as Shimon Sabbah)
Justin Sholk .... still photographer
Lyudmil Slavchev .... grip
Plamen Soklev .... electrician
Lyubomir Somov .... video assist operator
Plamen Somov .... camera operator
Venelin Stepanov .... grip
Yuda Tatarko .... gaffer
Emil Topuzov .... camera operator
Fyodor Tzanovski .... electrician (as Fyodor Tsanovski)
Nikolai Vasilev .... grip
Borislav Zlatinov .... camera loader
 
Casting Department
Lora Danova .... casting assistant
Angelina Konstantinova .... extras casting
Terrence Stone .... voice casting (as Terry Stone)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jasmina Vasileva .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Christopher Robin Bell .... first assistant editor
Mato .... color timer
Vicki McIsaac .... post-production coordinator
Charlie Variyski .... assistant editor: Bulgaria (as Charlie Variiski)
Todor G. Todorov .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ashley Waldron .... music supervisor (as Ashley Miller)
 
Transportation Department
Galina Kitanova .... driver: actor
Yavor Rusev .... transportation captain: second unit
 
Other crew
Jennifer Abel .... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Tsila Adler .... post-production accountant
Wiebina Berrington .... script supervisor
Maya Brankova .... production assistant
Donald Bruce .... production controller
Karen M. Cockrell .... post-production accounting manager (as Karen Cockrell)
Hristina Dotova .... production assistant
Terry Fletcher .... script supervisor: second unit
Gabriel Georgiev .... assistant: Mr. Ringo Lam
Asya Ivanova .... production accountant
Veselin Karadjov .... location manager
Kristina Mileva .... production accountant
Mira Mileva .... production accountant
Bogomil Petrov .... location manager
Lonnie Ramati .... production business affairs
Juliana Robova .... production assistant (as Yulia Robova)
Veselin Stankov .... production accountant
Maggie Stoyanova .... assistant production coordinator
Valentin Valkov .... location manager
Roman Viaris-de-Lesegno .... production financing
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The S.H.U." - USA (alternative title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for pervasive strong brutal violence, language and brief nudity
Runtime:
98 min
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Trivia:
Lawrence Taylor's character is named 451, a reference to Ray Bradbury's novel Fahrenheit 451.See more »
Quotes:
451:Unity of people can bring down any establishment. Their power was gone.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Caché (Hidden) (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
Mid East MixSee more »

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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
A new kind of Van Damme!, 24 April 2004
Author: Otis Beck from St.Louis, Missouri, U.S.

In Hell, you will find a different Jean-Claude Van Damme. Absent are the overused splits, jump kicks off walls, flips, and his infamous, head-snapping, ballet-like 360* degree jumping spin kicks (I still like them). Instead you find him just using ordinary street fighting techniques, wrestling and getting slammed around half the time. Everyone knows the old saying that a person is the sum of his or her experiences. Well, Van Damme proves it. Kyle LeBlanc (Van Damme)is an American resident alien worker at a Russian engineering plant who plans a vacation with his wife. Tragically, things come crashing down that same evening when his wife is brutally murdered. After the trial results in the killer's acquittal, Kyle, in a fit of rage, guns him down and the guard (by accident). The Russian court unjustly finds him guilty and sentences him to life imprisonment. This is one example of how often too many times politics is thrown into the legal system, American or Russian. Once Kyle sets foot in Kravai (the most notoriously brutal and corrupt prison in Russia), he instantly bears witness to man's inhumanity toward's his fellow man. After being accosted by both violent inmates and sadistic guards, Van Damme slowly turns into a savage monster. The evil warden and his cohorts notices that and forces him to participate in an illegal fighting program. Van Damme not only has to fight for his life, but to also retain his humanity and sanity. I think for a DTV movie Van Damme proved he could be a great actor. He did not play the one-dimensional shallow superhero. In Hell shows us how cruelty can build and at the same time undo a man physically, mentally and spiritually. Here is man who just about reaches the end of his rope, yet he has something to fight for: the memory of his wife still shines on him, in the form of a moth. NFL great Lawrence Taylor does a great job as 451, giving the film the philosophical context. Taylor's 451 reminds me of an ancient proverb: those that harm can teach. While 451 was outwardly a remorseless psychopath, he had in fact held on to what humanity he had left (you will find out how 451 ended in Kravai later). While In Hell is not a silver screen film, it still a great film.

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