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Lockout (2012)

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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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Mark Tankersley ...
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Kathryn
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Hostage Negotiator
Dan Savier ...
Damijan Oklopdzic ...
Slick
Bojan Peric ...
LOPD Technician 1
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Storyline

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 evidence 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

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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

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,231,836, 15 April 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,326,864, 9 July 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,204,030, 13 February 2013
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In October 2015, John Carpenter won a plagiarism case against Luc Besson over 'Lockout' proving clear similarities to 'Escape from New York' and 'Escape from L.A.". A French court ruled that enough similar distinctive elements from both Carpenter's films were borrowed to merit a sanction. See more »

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When the station is scuttled via (presumably) nuclear warhead, there is close to no chance that Snow and Emilie would have survived the hail of debris. The atmospheric densities at such altitudes are very low, which means that it is easy to attain high velocities due to the lack of significant drag. Emilie was seen getting hit in the back by a large piece of metal, and for comparison the ISS performs maneuvers to avoid debris as small as 10 cm in size due to the kinetic energy it carries. While their suits may have protected them from burning up in the atmosphere, their distance to the station at the time of detonation makes survival extremely unlikely. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

References Escape from New York (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Strange Matter
Written by Ian Honeyman
KPM Music
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Mindless time waster
24 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

If you are looking for a film to pass (or waste) the time and don't want anything mentally challenging, this film is for you. It's not nearly as gory as it could have been (and that's not a complaint). The film does not tell us much about the characters' backstories, but somehow you don't really care--this is a film about dueling stereotypes.

The point of the film is that the characters are supposed to get through a veritable obstacle course filled with villains, to arrive at a rescue point, but in the film, you never have any real idea if they are getting any closer, or indeed, where they are in relation to their destination. The film also sets up various time limits--a race against the clock--but never gives you a real sense of a countdown.

The actual means of escape is so preposterous and scientifically impossible it's not even worth thinking about.

The acting was adequate. The script and direction had serious problems. This might be fine for background noise on the TV at home, when you don't really have the time or inclination to pay attention to it. I would not recommend that anyone go to a theatre and pay money to see this, as it is on the low end of mediocre.


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