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Let's Go to Prison (2006)

When a career criminal's plan for revenge is thwarted by unlikely circumstances, he puts his intended victim's son in his place by putting him in prison...and then joining him.

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Shanahan
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Warden
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Lynard
Miguel Nino ...
Jesus
Jay Whittaker ...
Icepick
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Judge Biederman
Joseph Marcus ...
Pawn Broker
Nick Phalen ...
John - 8 years
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John - 18 years
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Mary Seibel ...
Old Bartender
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John Lyshitski is a car stealing slacker, with a weed problem, and has been in Illinois' Rossmore State Penitentiary so many times, he knows its entire population of both staff and cons by their first names. Cursed with the old ill luck of being in the wrong place, at the wrong time, in possession of the wrong car, he's been deemed a lost cause repeat offender in the eyes of everyone else. When the heartless judge, who has been behind most of his sentences, goes to the big court house in the sky, John decides to ruin the man's legacy by having the judge's only offspring, Nelson Biederman IV, thrown in the slammer along with him. Here, the world-class selfish jerk learns a certain old lesson the hard way: Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. But has John gone too far in the payback department? Written by ????

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Welcome to the slammer

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Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content, some violence and drug material | See all certifications »

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17 November 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

You Are Going to Prison  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,220,050 (USA) (17 November 2006)

Gross:

$4,613,815 (USA) (8 December 2006)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During the bar scene, the paper John's reading which has the story about Judge Biederman's memorial, says attendees will include; 'State Supreme Court Justices John Paino, Ron Coy and Diana Stoughton.' All 3 - who are not justices, are, in fact people involved with the making of this film (specifically the art department and set decoration). See more »

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Barry visits Nelson in prison after being paroled. In reality this could never happen as a parole can not visit a inmate. See more »

Quotes

Stripper: Anybody want to buy me a champagne drink? How about a fancy beer? 15 bucks for a lap dance.
John Lyshitski: Yeah, I'm not that horny. I just got out of prison.
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Connections

References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Feels So Good
Written by Chuck Mangione
Performed by Chuck Mangione
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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crying takes the sad out of you
14 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

John Lyshitski (Dax Shepard) is a young guy who's spent most of his life in prison, blaming the judge who continuously sent him them, he hatches his plan for revenge. But he dies three days before he gets free of prison, so John decides to go after the judge's son, Nelson (Will Arnet of brilliant "Arrested Development" fame) John's plan is to frame Nelson, get him sent to jail, and then get himself sent to the same jail to bunk with him, which he accomplishes. But things don't always go as planned afterwords though.

Personally I found this film hilarious and don't really know why there's all this hatred towards it. Will Arnet is pretty funny and Dax Shepard plays off him quite well. But the REAL star of the film is Chi McBride as Barry, an eloquent rapist. Whenever he's on the screen it had me in stitches. The film's not as good as Mr. Show was (but hell what can be?) But director Bob Odenkirk still has a winner here.

My Grade: B+


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