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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.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Roberts ... Officer Hopkins
Tommy Lee Thomas ... John Woodrow
Martin Kove ... Timothy Redick
Ross 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
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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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Rated R for violence including rape, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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USA

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English

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4 December 2001 (USA) See more »

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Brigada da Morte See more »

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Color
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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 »

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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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Not so much bad as just undernourished
13 October 2005 | by dinky-4See all my reviews

Enjoy the opening credits. They're the best thing about this second-rate but inoffensive time-killer which features passable performances from the likes of Eric Roberts and Martin Kove. The main part, however, goes to newcomer Tommy Lee Thomas who looks a bit diminutive for this kind of action but who, nevertheless, occasionally manages to project a banty-rooster kind of belligerence. The first time we see him he's bare-chested, sweaty, and engaged in that favorite "beefcake" activity -- chopping wood. After this he has seven more scenes without his shirt including one in which he's hanged by his wrists and zapped with electricity a la Mel Gibson in "Lethal Weapon." He could use a better script, however, since the manner in which he exposes the truth about corruption and violence inside the prison is never very convincing. There's also talk about millions of dollars which apparently is tied in with this investigation but which is never explained. There are a few pluses, though. Sending "John Woodrow" undercover as "John Wilson" is an amusing play on a presidential name, and co-star Jody (Ross) Nolan shows promise as an inmate who, early in the proceedings, is shown hanged by his wrists and getting punched by a burly guard. One final note: the movie's low budget is painfully responsible for the lack of "extras." Despite the impressive size of the prison, it only seems to hold about 12 inmates! (Note: the cast credits at the end aren't too helpful. For the record, the burly, bald-headed guard who uses Jody Nolan as a punching bag is played by Bill Fishback, and the young, fair-haired guard who administers electric shocks to Tommy Lee Thomas is played by Marc Chenail.)


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