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Lock Up (1989)

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With only six months left of his sentence, inmate Frank Leone is transferred from a minimum security prison to a maximum security prison by a vindictive warden.

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John Flynn
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvester Stallone ... Frank
Donald Sutherland ... Warden Drumgoole
John Amos ... Meissner
Sonny Landham ... Chink
Tom Sizemore ... Dallas
Frank McRae ... Eclipse
Darlanne Fluegel ... Melissa
William Allen Young ... Braden
Larry Romano ... First Base
Jordan Lund ... Manly
John Lilla John Lilla ... Wiley
Dean Rader-Duval ... Ernie (as Dean Duval)
Jerry Strivelli Jerry Strivelli ... Louie Munafo
David Anthony Marshall ... Mastrone
Kurek Ashley ... Chink's Gang
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Storyline

Frank Leone is nearing the end of his prison term for a relatively minor crime. Just before he is paroled, however, Warden Drumgoole takes charge. Drumgoole was assigned to a hell-hole prison after his administration was publicly humiliated by Leone, and has now arrived on the scene to ensure that Leone never sees the light of day. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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How many times can a man be pushed to the wall...before he goes over it? See more »


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Condena brutal See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,025,520, 6 August 1989

Gross USA:

$22,099,847

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,099,847
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The make and model of the car that the inmates restored was a red 1965 Ford Mustang coupé. See more »

Goofs

When Frank Leone is quickly forced out of his tiny jail cell his pants are not on, but as he appears out of the cell his pants are on. See more »

Quotes

Braden: He woulda put that shank in you! Whadya cover for him for?
Frank Leone: You got your rules. We got ours.
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Soundtracks

VEHICLE
Written by Jim Peterik
Performed by The Ides of March
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Emotional with great performances
10 October 1999 | by roland-27See all my reviews

Sly Stallone hit gold with this seriously under rated film. This is surely Stallone's best films with Cliffhanger and Demolitian Man following.

There are superb performances from the main man and his supporting characters like Donald Sutherland(the assignment), Tom Sizemore(enemy of the state), John Amos, Sonny Landham(predator) and Danny Trejo(desperado).

The story is gritty and involving, and the best scene is Sizemore's last bid for Stallone's friendship. Watch it and you'll know what I mean.

This a great film. Do not miss it. Rating=4/5


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