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Let's Go to Prison (2006)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  17 November 2006 (USA)
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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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Welcome to the slammer

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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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Box Office

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

Gross:

$4,613,815 (USA) (8 December 2006)
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In a poor attempt to keep a low profile, John Lyshitski (Dax Shepard's character) appears disguised with suspicious looking outfits such as the Unabomber and Travis Bickle (from Taxi Driver). See more »

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As Nelson's pen pal reads the letter to his class, two of the kids can be seen looking at the camera as it pulls back for a wider shot. See more »

Quotes

John Lyshitski: It costs $54 a day to keep a person in prison, which comes out to $75 million a day nationally. That's $28 billion a year. When you think about it, wouldn't it be cheaper just to let us keep your goddamn car stereos?
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References Jurassic Park (1993) See more »

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Move This
Written by Jo Bogaert, Manuella Kamosi
Performed by Technotronic featuring Ya Kid K
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Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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I Didn't Expect to like it...
16 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Putting this into my DVD player i didn't expect more than a few chuckles but i found myself laughing hysterically rather frequently. While i don't think every joke landed quite as well as Odenkirk would have wanted, the overall product was rather funny. Chi McBride has by far the funniest character in the film since he does fall in love with one of my personal favorites, Will Arnett. Dax Shepherd was surprisingly standable considering i'm really not a fan of his at all. Dylan Baker's "comment in the butt hole" joke i don't think quite made it... or maybe that was the point, so i didn't care much for him. Koechner was as funny as usual and all the stupid quirks of this movie made me laugh. Deep? No. Funny? Yes. What's funnier than a rich inmate struggling with a bunch of people who want to kill him or try to have dirty sex with him? That's funny.


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