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Detective Michael Turner
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Terrence Dufresne (as Jeffrey 'Ja Rule' Atkins)
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Dr. Ashley Carter
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Fury
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Karen Bolding
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Joey Robbins
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Officer Troy (as 'Cowboy' Troy Coleman)
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Bill Jamison
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Simon Furst (as Richard S. Cowl)
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Warden Patt (as Andrew Stahl)
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Warden Ephrem White (as Frank Knapp)
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Officer Murphy
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Lucille White
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Detective Michael Turner investigates mysterious deaths that occur in and around a maximum-security prison. What begins as just another suicide and murder case unfolds into a furious struggle to uncover the unexplainable while escaping death at the hands of a vengeful spirit unleashed within the prison walls. Written by Martin Bowes!

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Somewhere between prison and hell lies the furnace.


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The 'Morgue Set' was actually filmed in what used to be the penitentiary metal shop. See more »

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References CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) See more »

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All seen before, but still watchable...
12 March 2012 | by (Åland Islands) – See all my reviews

If you like horror movies, here's a good warm-up flick Furnace. It is a mish mash of different ideas and takes on the same things that we have seen in so many other movies. Lets start with the setting, an old prison (wow how imaginative, at least it's not an old hospital, and then continue with the haunting story, a troubled detective and all we need know are some twists in the story that I will leave for you. That being said the movie itself is watchable, that old abandoned section of the prison really looks spooky and the furnace itself is scary as hell. There is that eerie vibe that anything can jump out at any given time, and this is the thing that made the movie good. Actors were mostly C list, with a few exceptions (Tom Sizemore, Michael Paré and Danny Trejo are B's) and they've done their job accordingly.

After a series of strange and mysterious deaths in a maximum security penitentiary Blackgate(what an appropriate name) Detective Michael Turner is called to investigate the case. Although they were attributed to drugs by a Blackgate psychiatrist Dr. Ashley Carter, he senses that something is very wrong. And that feeling increases as he finds out that a recently opened prison block was closed for fifty years because the previous warden was murdered there. It seems that that prison block has a secret that just wants to be discovered and it does not care who is in its path… Check out my review site Rabbit-Reviews for movies that are worth watching, Rabbit out...


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