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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Frank
... Warden Drumgoole
... Meissner
... Chink
... Dallas
... Eclipse
... Melissa
... Braden
... First Base
... Manly
John Lilla ... Wiley
... Ernie (as Dean Duval)
Jerry Strivelli ... Louie Munafo
... 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 much can a man take...before he gives back? See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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4 August 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Condena brutal  »

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Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$22,099,847
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The nickname given to the refurbished 1965 red Mustang car by Eclipse (Frank McRae) was "Maybelline". See more »

Goofs

When Leone (Stallone) is getting forcefully taken to Gateway Prison, he is shown getting cuffed while just wearing a sleeveless t-shirt. However, when is getting taken outside to be transported, he is wearing another (prison?) shirt on top of that. With his hands cuffed, the guards would not have been able to have Leone put another shirt on because the cuffs would have gotten in the way. See more »

Quotes

Chink Weber: [Leone sits] Move it, Ace. That's my spot.
[Leone moves]
Chink Weber: Uh-uh, that's my spot, too.
Frank Leone: Any spot in here that isn't yours?
Chink Weber: Nope, they're all mine. You wanna use it, you gotta pay.
Chink Weber: [Leone gets up] Not so fast, Ace. I'm not gonna gouge ya. That little thing around your neck? That'll buy ya a spot for the day.
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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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Very under rated Stallone movie, whose storyline accurately fits his acting credentials.
21 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

Lock Up I feel is one of Stallone's better movie's. The storyline seems to fit the acting character of Stallone very well. Sutherland's depiction as the Warden "Drumgroole" also was excellent. As always, Stallone seems to epitomize struggle in movies very well. In the movie Stallone is a convict just trying to ride his time out, but the warden makes it very hard on him. John Amos also depicts the caring but hard as nails Prison guard "Micon" very well. In my opinion Lock Up is a Top Level Stallone film, and didn't get nearly the credit it deserved. I certainly would recommend this film. One word that can describe this film would be "EMOTIONAL" If you like a tough, gritty prison movie, then you will certainly like Lockup.


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