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Half Past Dead (2002)

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This movie tells the story of a man who goes undercover in a hi-tech prison to find out information to help prosecute those who killed his wife. While there he stumbles onto a plot involving a death-row inmate and his $200 million stash of gold.

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Don Michael Paul
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Seagal ... Sasha Petrosevitch
Morris Chestnut ... 49er One / Donald Robert Johnson
Ja Rule ... Nicolas 'Nick' Frazier
Nia Peeples ... 49er Six
Tony Plana ... Warden El Fuego
Kurupt ... Twitch
Michael Taliferro ... Little Joe (as Michael 'Bear' Taliferro)
Claudia Christian ... Special Agent Ellen Williams
Linda Thorson ... Judge Jane McPherson
Bruce Weitz ... Lester McKenna
Michael McGrady ... Guard Damon J. Kestner
Richard Bremmer ... Sonny Eckvall
Matt Battaglia ... 49er Three
Hannes Jaenicke ... Agent Hartmann
Wiliam T. Bowers Wiliam T. Bowers ... Alcatraz Guard
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Storyline

A criminal mastermind has set in motion a plan to infiltrate a high tech prison in order to persuade a death row inmate to reveal the whereabouts of $200 million worth of gold. It's up to an undercover FBI agent to stop him before it's too late. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

The Good. The Bad. And the Deadly. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for pervasive action violence, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lockdown See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,820,536, 17 November 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,361,537, 15 December 2002
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Steven Seagal's last movie to have a theatrical release until Machete (2010). See more »

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At the end of the movie the color of the sky and parachute change between shots. See more »

Quotes

Sasha: [Sasha talks about his wife] She was the best part of me.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, 'Twitch' and his 'wife' engage in a hilarious conversation in the visiting room at the prison. See more »

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Edited from Charlie's Angels (2000) See more »

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Ain't No Stoppin' Us
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Performed by Male Baby Alexander
Courtesy of Nuepid Entertainment
Under license from L.A. Entertainment, Inc.
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"Half past dead" is most appropriate
1 May 2005 | by Papadoc 1000See all my reviews

The best thing about the movie is the name, as it both describes the plot and the acting. At least they cannot say they didn't warn you... Kind of like the button labeled, "Don't push this".

Segal must have run out of things that move like planes, trains, and ships but the plot remains the same. Under cover guy who fights slowly, but still beats like 40 mercenary types and doesn't even blink when doing so. What amazes me is that Segal is now as big as a barn and the bad guys still cannot hit him in a hallway with a machine gun and 50 clips of ammo. Where do all these bullets actually go to? The only redeeming feature of this movie is watching Nia Peeples pound Ja Rule (real name Jeffrey Atkins doesn't quite sound so punk) into the floor. I could spend days watching that woman kick her foot over her shoulder like that... especially wearing an outfit like that! It was just a bonus watching Jeffy get is *ss kicked, and fun hoping one of those kicks actually landed. Sorry, it's just time we get stupid wannabe tough guy can't act rappers out of the movies. PLEEEEEASE! Who came up with idea anyway? I'd lay odds it was the person who decided that Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore would pass as witty athletic Angels.

The only surprising twist in this movie is that they don't do the politically correct thing and have Jeffy come in and save the day. No doubt if Snoop (otherwise known by his momma as Calvin Broadus which again doesn't sound so cool when you refer to him as Cal) had been in the movie, he'd throw some signs down on her and probably saved Segal's life or something.


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