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The Condemned (2007)

Jack Conrad is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is "purchased" by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from all corners of the world, with freedom going to the sole survivor.

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The story of Jack Conrad, who is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is "purchased" by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from all corners of the world, with freedom going to the sole survivor. Written by Outlaw97

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10 will fight,9 will die.You get to watch. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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

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27 April 2007 (USA)  »

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La isla de los condenados  »

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$3,807,595 (USA) (27 April 2007)

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$3,718 (USA) (31 May 2013)
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Steve Austin referred to Vinnie Jones as #2. Vinnie Jones referred to Steve Austin as #1. The reason they referred to each other this way was how they were billed in the film. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1 min) There is a close up of the guard turning the key in a large lock. You can clearly see the lock is already open though. See more »

Quotes

Jack Conrad: Sounds like you've had a hard life.
Ewan McStarley: Yeah.
Jack Conrad: Good thing it's over.
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Followed by The Condemned 2 (2015) See more »

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Battle Royale Redux
29 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A very popular Japanese film called Battle Royale concerns an entire class of bad tempered middle school students forced to fight to the last survivor on a deserted island for their transgressions. Considered too controversial for American audiences, it's never been released in the states. "The Condemned" is basically a remake of that film. Instead of unruly teenagers, death-row inmates from around the world forced to kill each other for the pleasure of an insane internet magnate's 30 hour snuff reality program.

Steve Austin joins 9 other on the island where they stalk and eliminate each other in some of the most violent ways imaginable.

This part of the story is fairly involving, but as the violence becomes more sadistic, it no longer seems entertaining. The sobering effect spreads to the movie characters as well, too late to help the combatants. Self righteously, the producers use this as a podium to speak down to the audience who bought tickets to watch the very entertainment they are presenting.

The movie is not helped by a stateside subplot involving Stone Cold's girlfriend who lives on a sprawling ranch and supports herself as a waitress.


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