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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Miguel Nino ...
Judge Biederman
Joseph Marcus ...
Pawn Broker
Nick Phalen ...
John - 8 years
John - 18 years
Breen Guard
Mary Seibel ...
Old Bartender


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 ????

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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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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Release Date:

17 November 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

You Are Going to Prison  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$4,613,815 (USA) (8 December 2006)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 three - who are not justices, are, in fact people involved with the making of this film (specifically the art department & set decoration). See more »


When Nelson Beterman IV is in the courthouse, you see John eating popcorn. In the first shot, you can't see the popcorn in the bag, but in the second shot, the bag is full to the brim. Again in the third shot, the popcorn is lower in the bag. See more »


John Lyshitski: Same Lyshitski, different day.
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References Jurassic Park (1993) See more »


Adagio Movement, Quartet for Flute, Violin, Viola & Cello No. 1 in D Major, K. 285
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranged by Alan Alliott
Public Domain
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User Reviews

WHO would write all these negative reviews?
30 November 2008 | by (Naples, FL USA) – See all my reviews

Why all the negative reviews?? Hard to believe soo many of you have bashed this movie. I understand that not all people like this style of a movie. Kinda like Walk Hard - The Dewey Cox story. I loved both.

Being a person who enjoys the bluntness of people like George Carlin I must say this movie is in your face funny! If you expect to see some teenage dukes of Hazzard style film then don't bother. This movie is for people who like adult style laugh your butt off fun. I watch South Park religiously and this is the one movie that makes me laugh the same.

Don't miss all the one liners!! "Trust me - Do what I do - Keep your mouth shut and try not to cry"!

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