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Let's Go to Prison (2006)

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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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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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Comedy | Crime

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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  »

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

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$4,613,815 (USA) (8 December 2006)
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Filmed at the now closed and historic Joliet Correctional Center in Joliet, Illinois - the same prison where the opening sequences of The Blues Brothers (1980) were shot. See more »

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When John ravages his cell, the wall he is kicking moves. See more »

Quotes

Nelson Biederman IV: It's okay to cry. Crying takes the sad out of you.
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References Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1982) See more »

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Nessun Dorma
Written by Giuseppe Adami, Giacomo Puccini, Renato Simoni
Performed by The Campagnia d'Opera Italiana Orchestra & Choir
Courtesy of Extreme Production Music
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An Entertaining Comedy
3 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Let's Go To Prison was a sleeper hit for the 2006 movie season. It came out in November of that year and really didn't start to air previews or TV spots until late October, so a lot of people really didn't expect it. It starred Dax Shepard and Will Arnett. This was the first big gig for Will Arnett and it really scored for him. This movie really is entertaining in the since that it always has something going on. The whole plot was put together very well and had a great form around the prison lifestyle. Dax Shepard does extremely well as John Lyshitski and Will Arnett gives a Grade A performance as Nelson Biederman IV. I have to say that this is a must see for all comedy genre fans.

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