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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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Not a total waste of time... 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)

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:
Wiggle SongSee more »

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13 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Not a total waste of time..., 17 December 2007
Author: Nightmare-Maker (evilashshotgun@yahoo.co.uk) from United Kingdom, Colchester.

After just viewing the DVD of THE FURNACE...UNRATED, I suppose I got what I expected - not a whole lot to shout about, but not a complete waste of an hour and a half.

It's got a fairly well known cast, mainly made up of C Listers, Danny Trejo, Tom Sizemore, Michael Pare...and Ja 'Jeffrey Atkins' Rule, where the hell did they drag him up from! (he even has his mug slapped smack bang on the centre of the cover - errr!) - To be fair the acting was OK, could have been a total disaster.

The film has a fairly good atmosphere, just don't expect THE EXORCIST type atmosphere - aim more at the more recent Ghost movies like THE RING. And yet again, what is with this UNRATED tag they keep putting on the covers, there's nothing here that would'nt have been in an 'R' rated version.

I must just finish by saying the make-up effects guys, have done a great job - the burns and gore are actually pretty realistic, just hoped for a bit more on that front.

My advice...whatever you do DO NOT buy this film, unless it's really cheap, give it a rent or wait for Cable/Satellite.

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