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Lockout (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Drama, Sci-Fi  |  13 April 2012 (USA)
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A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president's daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Shaw
Scott Langral
John James Mace
Mark Tankersley ...
President Warnock
Hostage Negotiator
Dan Savier ...
Damijan Oklopdzic ...
Bojan Peric ...
LOPD Technician 1


In 2079, in Washington, the ex-CIA Operative Snow is brutally interrogated, accused of treason against the United States. The chief of the secret service Scott Langral believes that he shot the agent Frank in a hotel room. Meanwhile, the idealistic daughter of the president of the USA, Emilie Warnock, is visiting MS One, a maximum security prison in outer space expecting to find evidences that the prisoners are actually guinea pigs of a huge corporation. When one of her bodyguards loses a hidden pistol to the dangerous prisoner Hydell, he subdues the staff in the central control room and releases the prisoners, including his brother Alex who becomes the leader of the riot. Now the veteran agent Harry Shaw offers freedom to Snow if he succeeds in rescuing the president's daughter. But the idealistic Emilie does not want to leave MS-One without the hostages. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Take no prisoners.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 April 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lock-Out  »

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Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,231,836 (USA) (13 April 2012)


$14,291,570 (USA) (18 May 2012)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Snow's first name is revealed to be Marion. This was also Sylvester Stallone's character name in Cobra. See more »


When Hock locks himself and Emilie Warnock in the room after rescuing her from the prisoners, a leak occurs which leads to an increase in Nitrogen levels. As the air we breath is 78% Nitrogen, they would not notice the increase and would pass out through Oxygen starvation. See more »


[first lines]
Langral: Again, what happened in that hotel room?
Snow: Oh, it was coupon night and I was trampolining your wife.
[Snow is punched in the face]
Langral: You're a real comedian aren't you, Snow?
Snow: Well I guess that's why they call it the punch line.
[Snow is punched again]
Langral: You don't like me, do you?
Snow: Don't flatter yourself. I don't like anybody.
Langral: With that attitude, I can see why nobody likes you.
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References Death Defying Acts (2007) See more »


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Thoroughly enjoyable derivative nonsense
21 April 2012 | by (Aberdeen, Scotland) – See all my reviews

I'd skimmed a few reviews inc Ebert's (avoid, even if you skim to the end, he spoils it) and didn't expect much.

Really enjoyed it. Yes it's a re-tread of Escape from New York but who cares.

Good pace, strong acting (Pearce is a given but Gulgun the real revelation - genuinely emotional stuff) Anyone who slates this movie has lost their inner child (or mid-teen) watch it for what it is, not for what you think it reminds you of.

Enjoy, and make up your mind before you let others do it for you.


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