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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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Seagal rocks the rock! 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 »

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Trivia

This was Steven Seagal's last film to be given a theatrical release until the upcoming Machete (2010). All of his other films in between were released directly to video. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Twitch: Everything is good in the 'hood.
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Crazy Credits

Actor Richard Bremmer is credited in opening credits but missing from the closing credits. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Bad Boys
Written by Bo Lenoir
Performed by 5 Foot Giant
Courtesy of Gotcha Bakk Records
Under license from L.A. Entertainment, Inc.
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User Reviews

 
Great Saturday Matinee Film!
16 June 2003 | by sevenoutSee all my reviews

Half Past Dead is un-pretentious, un-boring, un-real, and fun to watch. Leave your expectations for great story telling, and insightfulness at the door, and just enjoy a fairly entertaining film.

What it's got: Good actors and casting, action, noise, snappy lines, simple morality, and escapism to an unusual setting. Lots of never-empty machine guns, 'hip' dialogue, lightly painted characters.

What it doesn't have: gratuitous sex, lots of swearing, grounded-in-reality believeability, earth shattering artsy-fartsy direction.

Seagal is understated, and plenty cool as the hero, and it was nice to have three competent females in Claudia Christian, Nia Peeples, and Linda Thorson. The 'jailhouse gang' was well selected, and played. Every character in the film added just enough spice and variation that it was not just a Seagal vehicle.

This is a no-brainer, shootemup, with unambiguous good guys and bad guys, well worth the price of admission. Don't miss this film if you watch movies for the fun of it.

Request to Hollywood: Put Claudia Christian and Nia Peeples together in a film as headliners. The characters in this film would be a good starting point, and you could even toss in Linda Thorson's character for good measure. Definite possibilities! ~~~~~~~~~~~


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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:

Germany See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,820,536, 17 November 2002

Gross USA:

$15,567,860

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,233,280
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Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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