George "Ice Man" Chambers (Rhames) is a top ranked heavyweight boxer. However Chambers has his world turned upside down when he is accused of rape and sent to prison. Upon his arrival he hears talk about Monroe Hutchen (Snipes) who is the top ranked prison boxing champ 10 years running. Immediately there is bad blood with Chambers not wanting to be second to no one which leads to a lunch room fight between the men. Figuring it will be a good way to make money fellow convict Emmanuel 'Mendy' Ripstein (Peter Falk) sets up a prison boxing match between the two men to decide who is the real UNDISPUTED champ. Michael Rooker plays a guard, Fisher Stevens, John Seda, and Master P co star.Written by
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Ving Rhames had spent two years getting in shape for another movie role biopic about a boxing legend, but when that fell through, this script caught his eye, and he simply resumed his training for this film. See more »
The movie stated that Sweetwater Prison is a Level 5 facility. California prisons do not have level 5 facilities. The classification level of every prison in California goes from Level 1 through Level 4. Level 1 is minimum and level 4 is maximum security. Examples of Level 4 facilities include Pelican Bay State Prison and High Desert State Prison. See more »
I don't make it a habit of meeting with prisoners. I'm doing this out of deference to Mr. Mercker here, who thought it would be a good idea. However, any attempt to have me reinstate the fight between Mr. Chambers and Monroe Hutchen will be futile. It has been irrevocably cancelled.
Can I tell you a story? One of my favorites. It's about how things get done. This is a story takes place in Havana, must have been the middle nineteen-fifties. I was second of charge of certain operations, second to ...
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There are no opening credits listing the actors real names. Instead, their character's name, crimes, gang affiliation, and conviction year are listed as they are introduced. See more »
Written and Performed by Jeff Thornton, A.B. Barnes, William Ismael, Myron MicKinley and Patrick Lampson
Produced by Stanley Clarke
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A solid prison drama with strong performances by Wesley Snipes and Ving Rhames, but the film lacks in any form of human emotion or character study and just leaves a dark shell that isn't totally filled and makes you feel unsatisfied. But it's not to say it isn't well-crafted from it's director, Walter Hill. It also has one of the best boxing showdowns shown in a film since the original Rocky and Raging Bull.
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