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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

How much can a man take...before he gives back? See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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

Robert Vazquez portrayed Officer Vazquez, who has the same last name as his own. Vazquez was also a technical consultant to the production, being also billed in the closing credits as a prison advisor. 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

Captain Meissner: Convict... two things. One - I am Meissner. Two - Never fuck with Meissner. Inside.
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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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Great movie, strong plot ~ very entertaining!
8 September 2002 | by fiera121See all my reviews

I often find myself disagreeing with the critics, but in this case I am in agreement with the other reviewers on this page... This is a terrific movie, pure entertainment. I am frankly tired of so many modern movies that are nothing but violence, nudity and special effects. Well, this movie is not one of them -- it actually has a good plot. Oh, what a rare treat!

The best acting is not Stallone's (no surprise there) but that of Donald Sutherland's portrayal of the sadistic and bloodthirsty prison warden. And the scene with the Mustang nearly made me cry.

If you haven't yet seen this film... What are you waiting for? You're missing what is probably Stallone's best films! Run, don't walk, to your nearest video store! :-)


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