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Let's Go to Prison -- When white-collar Nelson Biederman IV (Will Arnett) winds up in the state pen with mischievous cellmate John Lyshitski (Dax Shepard), all hell breaks loose.
Let's Go to Prison -- 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.
Let's Go to Prison -- Clip: Barry Asks Nelson To Go Out On A Date
Let's Go to Prison -- Behind the Scenes: Will Arnett Work Out
Let's Go to Prison -- Interview: Will Arnett on His Character


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Writers (WGA):
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Dax Shepard ... John Lyshitski

Will Arnett ... Nelson Biederman IV

Chi McBride ... Barry

David Koechner ... Shanahan

Dylan Baker ... Warden

Michael Shannon ... Lynard
Miguel Nino ... Jesus

Jay Whittaker ... Icepick

Amy Hill ... Judge Eva Fwae Wun

David Darlow ... Judge Biederman
Joseph Marcus ... Pawn Broker
Nick Phalen ... John - 8 years

A.J. Balance ... John - 18 years

Jerry Minor ... Breen Guard
Mary Seibel ... Old Bartender

Susan Messing ... Stripper

Jim Zulevic ... Sgt. Barker

Bill McGough ... Deputy Mayor

Bob Odenkirk ... Duane
Bert Matias ... Korean Pharmacist
Salome St. Clair ... Mingha
Jordan Teplitz ... Board Member #1

Richard Bull ... Board Member #2

Mark Morettini ... Bailiff

Llou Johnson ... Black Juror
Nathan Davis ... Old Juror
Hans Holsen ... Cowboy Juror
Dana Leone Hildreth ... Punk Juror
Brad Berenson ... Prosecutor
Maureen Steindler ... Old Woman

Larry Neumann Jr. ... Derek
Anthony Irons ... Reggie
Bradley Grant Smith ... Randy

Ramses Jimenez ... Latino Dude #1
Eduardo N. Martinez ... Latino Dude #2 (as Eddie Martinez)
Brian Jenkins ... Guard #6
Jimmy Kissane ... Commissary Guard
Matt Furlin ... Prisoner #4
Ellis Foster ... Cafeteria Worker

Scott Philyaw ... Chubby Prisoner
Laurent Crawford ... Visitation Guard
Manny Sosa ... Mexican Convict

Robert Gerdisch ... Billy
Rich Wilkie ... Young Guard
Drew Hastings ... The Mule

Sue Gillan ... Teacher
Ripper Brown ... Tough Prisoner (as Sidney "Ripper" Brown)

Joe Nunez ... Prisoner in Bathroom

Peter Burns ... Parole Board Head

Claudia Michelle Wallace ... Parole Board Member
Arraon Skippa Hixson ... Prisoner #1

Craig J. Harris ... Guard #8
Ed Smaron ... Guard #7
Theron Touché Lykes ... Prisoner #3
Tony De Leon ... Prisoner #2 (as Tony DeLeon)
Mick Napier ... Coroner

Michael Hitchcock ... Wine Taster
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jason Abustan ... Prison Inmate (uncredited)

Holly Barrett ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
John Champion ... Bailiff (uncredited)
Nick Ferrin ... Inmate (uncredited)
Ron Garrett ... Prisoner (uncredited)

Tim Heidecker ... Wine Taster (uncredited)

Eric Hoffman ... Wine Taster (uncredited)

Branden King ... Inmate (uncredited)
Tim Krueger ... Cowboy Prisoner (uncredited)

Zachary Laoutides ... Mexican Gang Member (uncredited)
Scott Markus ... Inmate (uncredited)
James Powell ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Jonathan Samuels ... Prisoner (uncredited)

Gary Sedlock ... Assistant Prison Warden (uncredited)

Robert Patrick Stern ... Inmate (uncredited)

Eric Wareheim ... Wine Taster (uncredited)

Directed by
Bob Odenkirk 
Writing credits
Robert Ben Garant (written by) &
Thomas Lennon (written by) &
Michael Patrick Jann (written by)

Jim Hogshire (book "You Are Going to Prison")

Produced by
Marc Abraham .... producer
Matt Berenson .... producer
Armyan Bernstein .... executive producer
Marcy Carsey .... executive producer
Betsy Danbury .... line producer: additional photography
Debra Grieco .... executive producer (as Debra Grieco Bergman)
Scott Lew .... associate producer
Caryn Mandabach .... executive producer
Tom Werner .... executive producer
Paul Young .... producer
Original Music by
Alan Elliott 
Cinematography by
Ramsey Nickell (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Eric L. Beason 
Dennis Thorlaksen 
Casting by
Richard Hicks 
Mickie Paskal 
David Rubin 
Jennifer Rudnicke 
Production Design by
John Paino 
Art Direction by
Timothy Mann 
Brian Ollman 
Set Decoration by
Diana Stoughton 
Costume Design by
Susan Kaufmann 
Makeup Department
Karen Lynn Accattato .... additional assistant makeup artist
Luis García .... assistant makeup artist
Robert Keith Hall .... key makeup artist
Helen Marchfield .... assistant hair stylist
Ross Martucci .... additional assistant makeup artist
Larry Parker .... additional assistant hair stylist
Linda Rizzuto .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Wileen Dragovan .... unit production manager
Dana Merwin .... additional post-production supervisor
Kristina Soderquist .... production supervisor
Lisa Rodgers .... post production executive (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Van Hayden .... first assistant director
Traci M. Lewis .... second assistant director
Michael T. McNerney .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Matt McKinney .... art department coordinator
Matthew J. Norskog .... set dresser
Claire Peberdy .... set dresser
Kevin L. Raper .... graphic designer
Bryan A. Rapey .... leadman
John H. Schulz .... paint supervisor
John J. Slove Jr. .... construction coordinator
Rob Yale .... property master
Jeff Creath .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Kyle Holden .... props (uncredited)
Kyle Holden .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Petra Bach .... adr supervisor
Keith Bilderbeck .... sound editor
Mario Coletta .... cable person
Karl Dondlinger .... boom operator
Ian Elias .... sound
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Adam Frick .... sound editor
Curt Frisk .... sound mixer
Shawn Holden .... sound mixer: additional photography
Brian W. Jennings .... sound editor
Jon Johnson .... supervising sound editor
J. Stanley Johnston .... sound re-recording mixer
Coleman Metts .... production sound mixer: Los Angeles
Sonja Nyman .... foley mixer
Miguel Rivera .... sound editor
Melissa Sherwood Hofmann .... sound re-recording mixer
Brad Sokol .... assistant sound editor
Bruce Stubblefield .... sound editor
Robert Troy .... dialogue editor
Carl D. Ware .... sound engineer
Special Effects by
Frank Ceglia .... special effects coordinator
Ryan Evans .... special effects
Visual Effects by
David Beedon .... digital effects artist: Digital Dream VFX
Scott Hankel .... digital effects artist: Digital Dream Inc.
Nicholas Lund-Ulrich .... digital effects artist
Mauricio Macal .... visual effects coordinator: Studio C Guatemala
Monty Phillips .... visual effects coordinator: Digital Dream
Corinne Pooler .... visual effects producer: Digital Dream
Jerry Pooler .... visual effects supervisor: Digital Dream
Alfredo Ramirez .... visual effects supervisor
Marco Recuay .... compositor
Antonio Torres .... digital artist: Digital Intermediate, Pacific Title (uncredited)
Rick Le Fevour .... stunt coordinator
Matthew LeFevour .... stunt double
Tom Lowell .... stunts
Chris Nolte .... stunt performer
Linda Perlin .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Noah Banks .... electrician
Fernando M. Briones .... dolly grip
Dawn Copeland .... electrician
Jaime Dawkins .... grip
Robert Gagnier .... first assistant camera: second unit
Zachary Gannaway .... camera loader
Chris Glomp .... best boy electric
Daniel Herman .... electrician
Charles S. Hodes .... still photographer
Michael T. James .... best boy grip
Matt Johnson .... additional electrician
Andrew Lostumo .... grip
Joseph M. Lyons .... set lighting technician
Dave Perkal .... cinematographer: additional shooting
Stephanie Power .... electrician
Chris Ryerson .... key grip: second unit
Faires A. Sekiya .... Steadicam operator (as Faires Anderson)
Carlos Tapia .... electrician
Scott Thiele .... grip
Rick Thomas .... gaffer
Joe 'Jody' Williams .... camera operator: "a" camera
Michael Witczak .... electrician
Casting Department
Joelly Mejia .... extras casting assistant
Matt Miller .... casting associate: Chicago
Nicholas Schutt .... casting assistant (as Nick Schutt)
Stephanie Stenta .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lindsey Dietzler .... wardrobe intern/dyer
Gina Marie Ome .... key set costumer
Nancy Takehara .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Kyler Boudreau .... post-production assistant
Paul Bronkar .... digital intermediate colorist
George Chavez .... color timer
Scott Janush .... assistant editor
Jason O'Donovan .... editor: main title
Kevin W. Wright .... post-production assistant
Music Department
Marcy Bulkeley .... music coordinator
David Carbonara .... music editor
Bryan Lawson .... music editor
G. Marq Roswell .... music supervisor
Ralph Sall .... soundtrack album producer
Ben Schor .... music editor: temp music
Adam Swart .... music supervisor
Sam Zeines .... music editor
Tommy Morgan .... musician: harmonica (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Justin Hendrickson .... picture car prep
Zoa Keith .... transportation captain: Los Angeles
Thaddeus E. Larkowski .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Mark Barclay .... assistant: Thomas Bliss
Mark Behar .... personal assistant to lead cast members
Senica Billingsley .... on-set extras coordinator
Brady Breen .... location manager
Carly Brown .... assistant: Mr. Odenkirk
Rick Caplan .... assistant: Mr. Odenkirk
Maria Charavino .... assistant: Mr Carsey & Mr Werner (as Maria Ciaravino)
Barbara Doherty .... craft service forewoman
Anne Fellows .... assistant production coordinator
Nick Ferrin .... hand double
Joseph R. Fitzgerald .... production assistant
Lew Goldman .... assistant: Mr. Young
P.J. Haines .... caterer
Stacie Hawkins .... production assistant
Jennifer Hoffmeister .... assistant: Mr. Abraham
Paddy Houlihan .... stand-in: Will Arnett
Zach Howes .... stand-in
Vishnu Jani .... production office intern
Stacey Jennings .... assistant: Mr Berenson
Beth Koshinski .... payroll accountant
David Lincoln .... assistant: Mr. Garant & Mr. Lennon
Sean Lynn .... chef
Amanda McKinney .... production assistant
Billy Myers .... assistant craft service
Gabrielle Neimand .... film executive
Sara Nudelman .... production secretary
Jason Pardo .... assistant: Mr. Odenkirk
Jason Potash .... intern set production assistant
Gabriel Quintero .... assistant production coordinator
Jamie Rush .... production assistant
John Santilli .... key intern
Michael Shear .... creative executive
Matthew Stratton .... armorer
Elizabeth Thomas .... assistant: Mr. Abraham
Justin Woychowski .... set production assistant
Matt Dworzanczyk .... stand-in (uncredited)
Joshua Mallett .... extra talent (uncredited)
Brian Posehn .... special thanks
Davin Wood .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for language, sexual content, some violence and drug material
84 min | 90 min (DVD version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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 »
Factual errors: Barry visits Nelson in prison after being paroled. In reality this could never happen as a parole can not visit a inmate.See more »
Barry:Would you like some Merlot? I make it in the toilet!
[Nelson shaking with fear]
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Movie Connections:
References "Miami Vice" (1984)See more »
Si Yo Soy FelizSee more »


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52 out of 61 people found the following review useful.
A funny movie that is underrated., 20 March 2007
Author: aeo from Beverly Hills, California

I found this movie to be quite funny with an original story line. The story is about a habitual criminal who repeatedly comes before the same judge to be sentenced. He devises a method of revenge upon this judge whereupon his release from prison, he frames the judge's son on a crime which sends the judge's son to prison. The habitual criminal then commits a crime to be his cell mate and there the fun begins.

This is obviously a dark-humored comedy and it had me laughing more than I had anticipated. It was given only a 5 star by IMDb users so I did not expect much but it was quite good. I am surprised it did not get that much notoriety in the theaters. In fact, I never heard of this film at all. It's amazing that crappy comedy movies like Wild Hogs and I Think I Love My Wife get all the attention while really funny movie like this get passed by. But what can you do since there really is no star power in this movie. You will recognize actors and actresses since many of them have appeared in many films as supporting characters. It's just that they don't have the name recognition.

The only weakness I found in this movies was the crime by with which the judge's son was framed. The writers should have thought of a more plausible reason for his incarceration. However, after some thought, I figure this is comedy and the whole movie is a stretch of the imagination so I am overlooking this weakness.

I am not saying, however, that this is a great comedy but it was good and it had me laughing pretty much throughout the movie and in my opinion, that warrants a 7. If you like Van Wilder, Sorority Boys, and Harold and Kumar Goes to White Castle type of movies, then you will like this as well.

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