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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 »

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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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Possibly the worst action movie ever.
8 July 2008 | by dkeizer05See all my reviews

Eric Roberts "stars" in this Tommy Lee Thomas debut prison film. He plays the leader of a corrupt ring of guards. Though evil by most people's standards, his character is the kind of guy who is nice enough to give you supporting wires while you hang chained to the ceiling as he tortures you with "Lethal Weapon" electric prods.

The movie has an intricate plot about prison corruption that makes absolutely no sense. Thomas has Clint Eastwood's squinter eyes, Dolph Lundgren's one-liners, the acting abilities of JCVD and the body of the tiniest guy you knew in school who took steroids after graduation.

Martin "Cobra Kai" Kove's career shares this low point with Roberts, in the film it is difficult to tell if Kove's character is supposed to be drunk for the entire movie or if Kove just came that way. I couldn't blame him if he did.

Fortunately for all involved, this movie has a "so bad that it's good" quality that can be fun IF YOU HAVE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING BETTER TO DO.

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