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Locked Down (2010)

Danny, a respected cop, is setup after an investigation goes wrong. While laying low in his new jail cell, Danny is forced to get involved in the inmates underground cage fighting circuit. ... See full summary »

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Kirkman
Lance 'The Snake' Cartwright ...
Axl
Cheick Kongo ...
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King (as Kimbo Slice)
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Curtis Moore ...
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Quang
Joe Doerksen ...
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Warden Burke
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Danny, a respected cop, is setup after an investigation goes wrong. While laying low in his new jail cell, Danny is forced to get involved in the inmates underground cage fighting circuit. With the help of Irving, a former mixed martial arts champion, Danny devises a scheme to bring justice and innocence to his family's name, if he can get out of the cage alive. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for bloody brutal violence, some strong sexuality and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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9 November 2010 (USA)  »

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$1,600,000 (estimated)
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During Danny's training, Irving says "There is a concept called Wushu, translated from the Japanese: no mind". Wushu is in fact not Japanese, it is Chinese and it simply means 'Martial Arts'. See more »

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Danny: [Trina knocks at the door] Hey, baby.
Trina: Hey.
[they kiss]
Trina: Wow. Look at you, all cleaned up. I've missed you.
Danny: I missed you, too. I have dinner reservations at...
Trina: I'm not hungry. Not for food.
[she bites her lip and grins at him]
Danny: Ow.
Trina: What's wrong?
Danny: Oh, nothing. Just a little bruise.
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Solid action film with great fight scenes and music
19 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I know this film didn't have a big budget like the ones many are comparing it to, but I judge a film by it's own merits. And to me a formula plot, especially in an action film, means I get what I paid for. The fight scenes were very stylized and music-driven, which added tons of excitement for me. Even with a low budget, the fights were awesome.

Okay, so the lead was a little stiff and needed more dimension, but I saw him as a Dirty Harry-type, or Christian Bale's Batman. Vinnie Jones was great - he stole every scene he was in and he's just a great bad ass. The MMA fighters were intense and provided a better performance than I expected. Plus, I got my dose of T&A in all the right places.

If you want a re-invention of the prison fight film, then perhaps you may not rate Locked Down at the top (though it's still worth a rental if you're a fan of the genre by any stretch). But if you want your blood, action and vengeance served to you without reservations, then Locked Down is your ticket. I thoroughly enjoyed this film.


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