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Con Games (2001)

R | | Action | Video 4 December 2001
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An ex-soldier is hired to infiltrate a corrupt jail.





Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Roberts ... Officer Hopkins
Tommy Lee Thomas ... John Woodrow
Martin Kove ... Timothy Redick
Jody Nolan ... Dillon McCain
Moe Irvin ... Eddie Long
Bob Thompson Bob Thompson ... Senator Whitmeyer
Amy Fadhli Amy Fadhli ... Ashley Stevenson
Michael Durack Michael Durack ... Nelson
Tiffany Brouwer ... Britney Woodrow
Matthew Ansara Matthew Ansara ... Saul
Tony Harras Tony Harras ... Warden Alvarez
John Adam Kraemer John Adam Kraemer ... Sid
Christopher Lance Christopher Lance ... Pete Miller
Bill Fishback Bill Fishback ... Goetz
Bob White Bob White ... Ted Poindexter


Senator Whitmeyer, whose grandson was murdered while an inmate at California's infamous Doscher State Prison, arranges for Gulf War vet John Woodrow to investigate the case. Woodrow enters the prison in the guise of a convicted murderer named John Wilson. He quickly learns that the Senator's grandson was killed by a corrupt and sadistic prison guard named Lt. Hopkins. Hopkins discovers Woodrow's true identity and has him tortured with electric shocks but Woodrow manages to escape along with a few fellow inmates. A chase and a shootout ensues in the surrounding desert. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence including rape, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »






Release Date:

4 December 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brigada da Morte See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Soaring Eagle Productions See more »
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Did You Know?


In the scene where John Woodrow is being tortured by electrocution as he hangs from chains, supporting lines can clearly be seen behind his arms and go down to where they connect to his belt. See more »


Officer Hopkins: Are you a Mel Gibson fan?
John Woodrow: Always liked Arnold more.
Officer Hopkins: I could never get past that accent.
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It's the audience that's conned
19 August 2011 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

It's hard to believe that at one point in the past, Eric Roberts was an A-list star in Hollywood. Nowadays he's starring in ultra cheap made for DVD product, like this movie. Actually, calling CON GAMES "ultra cheap" would be a kindness. Technically, this movie is amateur night, with poor sound and poor lighting. With sparse production values (like very few background extras), you never get the feeling you are in a real prison. The movie might have been saved with some good action and colorful performances, but there's none of that there. The first hour of the movie has almost no action except for a few people being punched in the face. Roberts seems both bored and embarrassed to be here, and as for lead actor Tommy Lee Thomas, it's no wonder that as of this date he hasn't appeared in another movie. While not one of the worst movies ever made, this movie is so forgettable that it will evaporate from your mind right after it ends.

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