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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 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 »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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)

Gross USA:

$22,099,847
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sylvester Stallone, twenty-four years after Lock Up (1989), would star in another prison movie, Escape Plan (2013), this time co-starring with Arnold Schwarzenegger. 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

Frank Leone: Rape this!
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Referenced in Deformed Monsters (1997) See more »

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EVER SINCE THE WORLD BEGAN
Written by Frankie Sullivan and Jim Peterik
Published by WB Music Corp./Easy Action Music!
Holy Moley Music Rude Music Inc.
Performed by Jimi Jamison
Courtesy of Scotti Brothers Records, Inc.!
CBS Records, Inc., Music Licensing Department
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Great movie,Stallone is back after Rambo's success
28 July 2002 | by nodasSee all my reviews

I really enjoy watching this movie.Although the movie isn't much famous as Rambo or Rocky series it's a real masterpiece.Stallone gives an excellent performance as Frank Leone- a convict that is pushed too much and not fairily from the prison warden (D.Sutherland) who has a personal vendetta with him.Frank finally achieves in an astonishing way to prove that the warden has set him up in order to escape.There is where his personal drama ends.

It's a drama-action-romance movie that it's worth to see it not only for the good performances(S.Stallone,T.Sizemore,L.Romano,F.McRay) but for the suspense especially in the end.

For me it's just a Stallone's classic one, so take a seat and enjoy this really entertaining movie


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