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12 February 2008 (USA) See more »
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Somewhere between prison and hell lies the furnace.
Plot:
Detective Michael Turner investigates mysterious deaths that occur in and around a maximum-security prison... See more » | Add synopsis »
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William Butler Does Not a Great Director Make See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Michael Paré ... Detective Michael Turner

Ja Rule ... Terrence Dufresne (as Jeffrey 'Ja Rule' Atkins)

Jenny McShane ... Dr. Ashley Carter

Danny Trejo ... Fury

Tom Sizemore ... Frank Miller

Kelly Stables ... Karen Bolding

Paul Wall ... Joey Robbins

Cowboy Troy ... Officer Troy (as 'Cowboy' Troy Coleman)

Clay Steakley ... Scags

Taylor Kinney ... Bill Jamison
Richard Cowl ... Simon Furst (as Richard S. Cowl)

Andy Stahl ... Warden Patt (as Andrew Stahl)

Frank Knapp Jr. ... Warden Ephrem White (as Frank Knapp)

Todd Truley ... Officer Murphy

Victoria Hester ... Lucille White
Lindsey Repp ... Rita Robbins
Christopher Strand ... Captain Adams
Dominic L. Santana ... Donner (as Dominic Santana)
D.J. Naylor ... DJ (as David Jordan Naylor)

Muffy Bolding ... Polly

Johnnie Oberg Jr. ... Officer DiSalvo (as Johnnie Oberg)

Wes Murphy ... Young Simon Furst (as Wes Murphy)

L. Michele Hester ... Samantha (as Michele Hester)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cam Chaney ... Guard (uncredited)

Spencer Gray ... Inmate (uncredited)
Steve Hudgins ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Dono Langley ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Anthony Lawson ... Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)
Gower Mills ... Guard (uncredited)

Steve Sandfort ... Guard (uncredited)
Jerry L. Wallace ... Prisoner (uncredited)
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Directed by
William Butler 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Scott Aronson  written by
William Butler 
Anghus Houvouras  story
Aaron Strongoni 

Produced by
Scott Aronson .... producer
William Butler .... producer
Anghus Houvouras .... associate producer
Christopher Dehau Lee .... co-producer
Jillian Longnecker .... line producer
Mathieu Ratthe .... co-producer (as Matt Ratthe)
Aaron Strongoni .... associate producer
Eric Tomosunas .... producer
John Vulich .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Haavard Christopher Hana 
Noah Sorota 
 
Cinematography by
Viorel Sergovici (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
M. Scott Smith 
 
Production Design by
Chad Keith 
 
Costume Design by
Keith Taylor (co-costume designer)
 
Makeup Department
Ben Dixon .... special makeup effects artist
Georgia Dunn .... second makeup artist
Melinda Dunn .... hair stylist
Brad Hardin .... key special effects makeup artist (as Bradley Hardin)
Kimber Landers .... assistant makeup artist
Kimberly McRee .... makeup artist
Sondra Nottingham .... makeup department head
Tammy Potts-Merritt .... wig specialist
Lancel Reyes .... special makeup effects artist
Michelle Vanderpool-Kohrs .... hair department head
Janie Webber .... contact lens technician
 
Production Management
Ken Bernstein .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Dancy .... second assistant director
Renee Marsella .... second second assistant director
Mathieu Ratthe .... second unit director (as Matt Ratthe)
Craig Rogers .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Elizabeth Boller .... set dresser
Javed Noorullah .... property master
Matthew Petersen .... set dresser
Steven Woodring .... art department intern
 
Sound Department
Kevin Banks .... sound designer
Kevin Banks .... sound effects editor
Stephen Barden .... sound re-recording mixer
Alex Bullick .... sound effects editor
Michael Davis .... adr recording engineer
Mason Donnahoe .... boom operator
Nelson Ferreira .... adr editor
Stefan Fraticelli .... foley artist
Matthew Harrold .... sound re-recording mixer
Dashen Naidoo .... sound effects editor
Trent Richmond .... adr recordist
J. Seeman .... adr recording assistant
Lan Tran .... foley editor
Tyler Whitham .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
David Beavis .... special effects technician
Spencer Gray .... special effects crew
David Hill .... special effects coordinator
Joseph Quinn Simpkins .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Mathieu Chevalier .... rotoscope artist
Mathieu Clavet .... rotoscope artist
 
Stunts
John Copeman .... key stunt coordinator
Bob Fisher .... stunt double
Dino Muccio .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Shon Blotzer .... grip
Troy Carlton .... grip
Lucian Diaconu .... gaffer
James B. Mahorney .... best boy grip
Alan Newcomb .... aerial photographer
Alan Newcomb .... first assistant camera
Sloane Schoeneberg .... key grip
Andy Sleet .... assistant camera
Adam L. Taylor .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Catherine Bayley .... key wardrobe
Christina Kim .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Jason Bretz .... assistant editor
Kelly Reese .... colorist
 
Transportation Department
Dave Hodgin Jr. .... transportation coordinator
Chris McDade .... driver generator operator
 
Other crew
Randi Brenneman .... production assistant
David Eubanks .... head armorer
Allison Hughes Stroud .... script supervisor
Renee Marsella .... set production assistant
Benjamin McDade .... craft service
Emily Neumann .... production assistant (as Neumann)
 
Thanks
John Gray .... special thanks
Nathan Lux .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Prison" - Japan (English title) (DVD title)
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Runtime:
86 min | Greece:90 min
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Trivia:
The 'Morgue Set' was actually filmed in what used to be the penitentiary metal shop.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Boyz n the Hood (1991)See more »
Soundtrack:
That's What That IzSee more »

FAQ

What happened in the furnace room that it's been sealed for 50 years?
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
William Butler Does Not a Great Director Make, 24 March 2008
Author: gavin6942 from United States

Inmates at the local prison are dying horribly. The local police detective is drawn in to the case after one of the security guards dies (shoots himself) upon going home. Can he, with the help of the prison psychologist, find out what is causing these nasty deaths? And what is in the furnace? I was a bit excited to receive this film. Tom Sizemore? Disposable but fun. Danny Trejo? I'll take him (even though his role here is small and forgettable). I was even more interested because of the involvement of director William Butler, whom I had previously interviewed. To put it lightly, we didn't get along as well as I would have liked. And I really wanted to like his film... but it's not good. I can sum it up in one word: bland. It's the visual equivalent of munching on cardboard. It's slow, the characters are uninteresting and Michael Pare is such a boring lead that I couldn't care about him (and cared even less when he gave his clichéd speech about his lost family).

The film also suffers from a serious woman problem. Let's be frank: when you set a film up with some gorgeous women, throw in a sex scene and label the movie "unrated", people expect to see some skin. Don't get your hopes up. The sex scene has a strategically-placed candle, so you get nothing. And then, one is left to wonder if the main character is blind: he keeps blowing off the smoking hot redhead CSI woman who is interested in him and instead pursues the mediocre psychologist. I speak for every red-blooded male: more screen time for hot women, less screen time for average women. Thank you.

There's a "bad twist" later on. Actually, I don't know if it's a twist or not, but we're given information we should already have known. So, it's either a bad twist or they are insulting our memories and intelligence. As well as our patience, since I suspect many people didn't make it to the end.

The best part of this movie was the special effect used to show the "ghosts". Now, I don't really understand what the deal is with the ghosts... they seem to be unlimited in their travel ability rather than attached to the prison. But nevermind that. The visuals were really cool. They could have been the same old CGI that every other movie uses and frustrates me, but it was something new: a black and white "television static" effect. It was legitimately creepy. So, effects department, my hat's off to you.

This film is avoidable. It's slow, not well-acted (aside from Ja Rule, surprisingly) and adds nothing new to the history of horror. Perhaps with a second viewing I could appreciate it better, but it seems that they took a weak story and stretched it out into a weaker film. You're better off renting just about anything else.

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