In a violent and corrupt prison, decorated cop Louis Burke must infiltrate the jail to find answers to a number of inside murders. What he finds is a struggle of life and death tied in to his own past.
The Canadian policeman Louis Burke is assigned in a jail to investigate some murders of prisoners and jailors. When in jail, Lois, using his outstandings martial arts, is able to save his life and make himself respected in that violent world. At last, helped by two another prisoners, he succeeds in finding the truth about the dreadful crimes.Written by
Tognacci Sebastiano <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Filmed before Lionheart (1990) despite being released after. Indeed, the film was delayed pending a decision over whether Cannon Films or Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists should distribute. See more »
In the beginning of the movie Burke shoots the Sandman several times in the chest. Later in the movie when the Sandman first attacks Burke when being held up in chains, we see the Sandman leaving the room with his shirt open and bares a chest with no bullets scars. See more »
Death Warrant is a pretty action packed prison movie starring "The Muscles From Brussels" Jean Claude Van Damme. JCVD goes deep undercover to investigate the mysterious deaths of prisoners to unveil a more sinister agenda, he must fight to bring this to light and for his life. JCVD is actually a good actor now, back then not so much. Even so with all of his awesomely bad delivery of lines like "I don't pay, I don't punk" and "I hear, that a lot of guys are dying" only add to my enjoyment of the movie. Uber super villain The Sandman, who is a serial killer that is seemingly unstoppable as Jason Voorhees brings a horror/slasher element that draws certain similarities to The Hero And The Terror And Cobra. Our hero Burke(JCVD) has his hands full and even with his karate and steroids is the underdog in this prison actioner. Overall, Death Warrant is definitely dated and a bit cheesy, but I say that in the best possible way as I am nostolgic for this era of action movies and love to revisit them. Death Warrant is one of my favorite of JCVD's early action flicks.
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