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Half Past Dead 2 -- Former WWE & WCW World Champion Bill Goldberg and hip-hop group Tha Dog Pound's Ricardo "Kurupt" Brown push life to the limit in this explosive sequel to the 2002 hit movie  Half Past Dead .  Burk (Goldberg) and Twitch (Kurupt), are two inmates serving time at Craton Prison, a notoriously tough and violent penitentiary ruled by rival gangs. When a riot breaks out and the prison goes into lockdo...


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12 June 2007 (Argentina) See more »
It ain't over 'til he's done.
Former WWE & WCW World Champion Bill Goldberg and hip-hop group Tha Dog Pound's Ricardo "Kurupt" Brown push life to the limit in this explosive sequel to the 2002 hit movie Half Past Dead. | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Bill Goldberg ... William Burke

Kurupt ... Bernard 'Twitch' Washington

Jack Conley ... Warden Edward Wallace

Robert Madrid ... Alex Cortez

Morocco Omari ... J.T.

Angell Conwell ... Cherise Powell

Robert LaSardo ... Rivera

Alona Tal ... Ellie Burke
Noelle Evans ... Amy

Robert Torti ... Assistant Warden

Kale Browne ... Governor Adams

Bruce Weitz ... Lester McKenna (archive footage)

Stogie Kenyatta ... Angel

John Lacy ... Murphy

Tony Plana ... Warden El Fuego
Lamont Clayton ... Disciple

Aldo Gonzalez ... Inmate / Thug Lewis
Joe Perez ... Lewis

Jeff Krebs ... Hubert

Wanda Ferraton ... Warden's Assistant (as Wanda Goldberg)
Michael R. Thayer ... New Alcatraz Guard (as Michael Thayer)

Ken Weiler ... Parole Officer (as Ken Wilder)
Michael Payne ... Creighton Guard #1

Randy LaHaye ... Creighton Guard #2
Sam Stevens ... Child in Visitation Room
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Paul Edney ... Prison Guard
Barron Edwards ... Jason

Art Camacho ... Prison Guard (uncredited)
Frank Mercuri ... Running security guard (uncredited)

Mario Orozco ... Cameo (uncredited)
Nathan Ross ... Dead Corrections Officer (uncredited)

Michael Taliferro ... Little Joe (uncredited) (archive footage)
Nathan Todd ... Prisoner #1 (uncredited)

Shane Wood ... Inmate (uncredited)

Directed by
Art Camacho 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
D. Kyle Johnson  written by
Don Michael Paul  characters
Andrew Stevens  written by

Produced by
Jason DeBose .... associate producer
William B. Steakley .... executive producer
Andrew Stevens .... producer
Original Music by
Jon Lee 
Cinematography by
Ken Blakey 
Film Editing by
Michael Kuge 
Casting by
Jeff Gerrard 
Production Design by
Georgia Schwab 
Set Decoration by
Becky Martinez 
Costume Design by
Sonia Woodfield 
Makeup Department
Jennifer Gerber .... key hair stylist
Keleigh Lippert .... key makeup artist
Laura Markert .... makeup artist
Production Management
David Eric Chapman .... production supervisor
Michael Kuge .... post-production supervisor
William B. Steakley .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mike Brewster .... first assistant director
Amy Loeber .... second second assistant director
Nathan Ross .... second second assistant director
Jake Worden .... second assistant director
Art Department
Christian Brennan .... swing
Paul Allan Brunotto .... property assistant
Barbara Christabella .... assistant property master
Jen Fiedler .... swing
Ari Harati .... property master (as Allee Harati)
Robert Kline .... construction coordinator
Asia Muka .... assistant property master (as Asia Ahearn)
Jeramey Rund .... lead man
Meredith Riley Worden .... on-set dresser (as Meredith Riley)
Sound Department
Greg Farrell .... adr engineer
Jason Freedman .... supervising sound editor
Chris Julian Irwin .... foley artist
Chris Julian Irwin .... foley mixer
Chris Julian .... sound post-production
Mark Linden .... sound re-recording mixer
Sam Newton .... boom operator
Tara A. Paul .... sound re-recording mixer (as Tara Paul)
James P. Slingluff .... sound mixer
Harry E. Snodgrass .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Tom Ceglia .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Bennique Blasini .... visual effects supervisor
Steven M. Blasini .... visual effects supervisor
Troy Aguayo .... stunts
Hank Amos .... stunts
Nick Brandon .... stunts
Ben Bray .... stunts
John Cade .... stunts
Art Camacho .... fight choreographer
Art Camacho .... fight coordinator
Eric Chen .... stunts
Ken Clark .... stunt performer
Ken Clark .... stunts
Esteban Cueto .... stunts
Barron Edwards .... stunts
Aaron Favor .... stunts
Eddie J. Fernandez .... stunts
Michael Gaines .... stunts
Aaron Goodman .... stunts
Steven T. Goodman .... stunts
Jason Gray .... stunts
Scott Guenthard .... stunt performer
Scott Guenthard .... stunts
Armando Guerrero .... stunts
Justin Rodgers Hall .... stunts
Scott Healy .... stunts
Nick Hermz .... stunts
Michael Hilow .... stunts
Toby Holguin .... stunts
Stephen R. Hudis .... stunts
Ernie Johnson .... stunts
Sam Kim .... stunts
Mike Kirton .... stunt coordinator
Rafael Kosche .... stunt performer
David LeBell .... stunts
Gene LeBell .... stunts
Robert Lennon .... stunts
Rand McClain .... stunts
Frank Mercuri .... stunts
Ken Moreno .... stunts
Marque Ohmes .... stunts
Eric Perrodin .... stunts
Jeff Podgurski .... stunts
Damion Poitier .... stunts
Jeff Priester .... stunts
Tanoai Reed .... stunts
Scott Rosen .... stunts
Jeff Sanders .... stunts
Felipe Savahge .... stunts
Ray Siegle .... stunts
Larnell Stovall .... stunts
Nathan Todd .... stunts
Stuart F. Wilson .... stunts
Stan Tinay .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Carlos Baker .... gaffer
Jeremie Brillant .... dolly grip
Eric C. Castro .... dolly grip
Brandon Chamberlain .... company grip
Henry Coccetti .... gaffer
Jason DeBose .... still photographer
David Doko .... second assistant camera
Keith Duggan .... gaffer
Keith J. Duggan .... Steadicam operator
Keith J. Duggan .... gaffer
Brian Eastveld .... company grip
Daniel Hagouel .... crane operator
Matthew Knudsen .... electrician
Beau Lambert .... electrician
Adam Lozuk .... best boy grip
James Madigan .... key grip
Chano Mondolo .... jib operator
David Newbert .... dolly grip
Dustin Penrod .... best boy electric
R. Dustin Sanchez .... electrician
Andy Stevens .... camera operator: "b" camera
Travis Stewart .... electrician
David Thomas .... additional first assistant camera
Kelly Travis .... assistant camera (as Kelly Richard)
Aaron Uentillie .... electrician
Simon Wakelin .... still photographer
Casting Department
Heather Sirota .... extras casting
Marsha Van Winkle .... casting assistant
Amber Vary .... casting assistant
Peter Yepremyan .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jesse Anderson .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Cynthia Ludwig .... additional editor
Music Department
Michael Lloyd .... music supervisor
Redd Stylez .... composer: title music
Transportation Department
Stephen R. Hudis .... transportation coordinator
Chris Roper .... driver
Simon White .... driver
Other crew
Alan Abrams .... business and legal affairs
Jake Anderson .... craft service
Russell August Anderson .... production assistant (as Russell Anderson)
Christina Gordon .... script supervisor
Allison Mella Strina .... business and legal affairs (as Allison J. Mella)
Elena Muntean .... office production assistant
Joe Perez .... fight choreographer
Roy Ruiz .... security officer
Gary Schoolsky .... set medic
George Sloan .... production assistant
Philip J. Strina .... business & legal affairs: Costa, Abrams & Coate
Philip J. Strina .... business & legal affairs: Costa, Abrams & Coate, LLP
Timothy J. Warenz .... production coordinator

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Rated R for violence and language
92 min
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Crew or equipment visible: During the riot, the first time the guards use the gas, the can must be being held by someone because it can be seen changing height.See more »
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References "Hawaii Five-O" (1968)See more »
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly watchable, 28 June 2008
Author: tawdry_hepburn from United States

Half Past Dead 2.

Think about that for a moment. Does that mean, "Half Past Dead, As Well" or "Two Individuals who are Both Half Past Dead in equal measure" or, "3 Times as Dead as the Average Corpse"? I don't know, but logic was never the strong suit of this wouldbe prison riot franchise.

When the first Half Past Dead came out Steven Seagal wasn't the joke he is today. He was simply box office poison. The movie grossed 15 million dollars and quietly ended the theatrical career of Seagal. Since then, Seagal has gone on to star in about a dozen direct-to-video actioners. Oddly however, he is not in this sequel.

Instead, we get rapper Kurupt returning as the whiny wise guy, "Twitch" and new-comer Bill Goldberg as a framed felon with a heart of gold. Continuing the series' standard of actor/directors Art Camacho takes over from Don Michael Paul as director of the shenanigans.

Instead of just resetting the series and using the name and general premise (annoying B-level rapper sidekick and innocent white ass kicker) as a selling point, Half Past Dead 2 legitimizes its' existence by continuing the plot of the first film which centered around $200 million in missing gold. Twitch knows where said gold is, as does another prisoner who is to be paroled before Twitch. Twitch does the only logical thing, picks a prison fight and gets sent to a prison closer to the gold's location…obviously.

Twitch plans to break out of prison. But before anything happens, a riot breaks out while Goldberg's daughter and Twitches fiancé are visiting. Mayhem ensues.

It's almost needless to say, but Half Past Dead 2 is not a very good movie. There are massive logic jumps. The main plot is predicated on the assumption that a man can yell a name in a crowed room, pull out a gun and shoot someone, and then frame another man for the crime. The rest of the movie feels oddly reminiscent of Lets Go to Prison.

Also, Kurupt's Twitch, the film's main protagonist, is more annoying than he clever. His motivations are not always clear, and Goldberg's performance could not be flatter if the film were animated

Still, the film is oddly watchable. Thanks to Camacho's energetic direction that makes the most of the film's obviously microscopic budget, and some solid (for the genre) performances from the bit players.

And then there is the guy who has his face tattooed right below his face on his neck. Yeah, it's that kind of movie. Whereas recent big budget fair like Grindhouse tried to imitate this kind of film, Half Past Dead 2 is a real entry into the genre of schlocky B-grade ultra-violent grindhouse fair. While it doesn't hold a candle to the inspired brutality of say, Sonny Chiba's The Streetfighter, or the out and out lunacy of Roger Corman's Death Race 2000, Half Past Dead 2 does hold its' own. It's not great, but it's definitely better than the original and nothing painful to watch.

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