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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
4 nominations. See more awards »

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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 »

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Trivia

During production, Steven Seagal re-injured his knee, necessitating the casting of Wolfgang Lindner as an additional stunt double to Joseph Billingiere. See more »

Goofs

In the infirmary fight, the bad guy pulls a pistol on Sasha, and the "bullets" hitting the surrounding scenery do not follow the path in which the gun is pointed. See more »

Quotes

Twitch: Everything is good in the 'hood.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in L.A. Twister (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

The Pledge Remix
Written by Seven Aurelius, Irv Lorenzo, Ashanti (as Ashanti Douglas), Jeffrey Atkins,
Eric Baker, Shock-G (as Gregory Jacobs), Tupac Shakur, Stevie Wonder
Performed by Ja Rule featuring Ashanti, Nas and 2Pac
Ja Rule and Ashanti appear courtesy of Def Jam Records
Nas appears courtesy of Columbia Records
2Pac appears courtesy of Amaru Entertainment, Inc.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Contains a sample of "So Many Tears"
Performed by Tupac Shakur
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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The New And Improved High Tech Alcatraz
3 September 2009 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Sometime in the near future that island in San Francisco Bay is being used for what God intended, a federal prison once again. But now it's a high tech new and improved Alcatraz with Tony Plana as the warden. It's still an unbreakable no escape facility, but no one ever counts on someone breaking into prison.

Which is what Morris Chestnut, Nia Peeples and an assorted gang of body armored thugs do when hijacker Bruce Weitz is about to be executed. It seems that Weitz who has cleaned up quite a bit since he portrayed Detective Mick Belker on Hill Street Blues, has gone and buried a small fortune in gold bullion which he robbed back in the day resulting in several Treasury agents being killed. Which is why Weitz is on death row.

But Chestnut's helicopter which is his escape route crashes in a blinding rainstorm, we get a hostage situation which also involves a Supreme Court Justice in the person of Linda Thorson. Back before she got to the high court, Thorson was the judge who tried and sentenced Weitz and she's there as a witness to the execution that gets delayed.

Fortunately for all concerned Steven Segall is in the joint with his criminal buddy Ja Rule and he organizes the cons to resist.

People who go to see Steven Segall movies go for the action and violence and not a coherent and realistic plot. The action is plenty as Segall goes through the film in a style that makes Sylvester Stallone look like John Barrymore.

If that's what your taste in film is, go for it.


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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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