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In Hell (2003)

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A man must survive a prison where hardened criminals battle to the death for the wardens' entertainment.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Kyle LeBlanc
Lawrence Taylor ... 451
Lloyd Battista ... General Hruschov
Carlos Gómez ... Tolik
Manol Manolov Manol Manolov ... Ivan (as Emanuil Manolov)
Chris Moir ... Billy
Billy Rieck Billy Rieck ... Coolhand
Kaloian Vodenicharov ... Dima (as Kaloyan Vodenicharov)
Alan Davidson Alan Davidson ... Malakai (as Malakai Davidson)
Veselin Kalanovski Veselin Kalanovski ... Sasha
Ivo Tonchev Ivo Tonchev ... Marko
Juan Fernández ... Shubka
Raicho Vasilev Raicho Vasilev ... Andrei
Milos Milicevic Milos Milicevic ... Boo
Michael Bailey Smith ... Valya
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Storyline

Kyle LeBlanc is an American working overseas in Russia. When he hears his wife being attacked over the phone, Kyle rushes home to find that he's too late. The man who killed his wife is found not guilty on lack of evidence. So Kyle takes the law into his own hands, and kills the man to avenge his wife's death. He is sentenced to life in prison without parole. The Russian prison he is sent to is tough, and the warden amuses himself by putting on fights where he fills his pockets with money by betting on the fights. Kyle begins to break and go crazy, so he is forced into these fights because the warden knows he is a sure thing. Kyle's cellmate 451 begins to make him think what he fights for. With that, Kyle knows now he must fight another battle: the fight for inner peace. It is the only way he can become the man he once was. Written by Pat McCurry <laraspal00@aol.com>

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Rage unleashed.

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Action | Thriller | Drama

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Rated R for pervasive strong brutal violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 2003 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Security Housing Unit See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria

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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Marnie Alton previously was Van Damme's love interest in Replicant (2001), also directes by Ringo Lam. See more »

Quotes

451: People say one thing and do the other. It's just all bullshit. Don't waste words. Just best not to say anything.
Kyle: Yeah, OK shut up.
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Referenced in The Benchwarmers (2006) See more »

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Come Down
Written by O. Sakmarow and Ilya Kormiltsev (as I. Kormiltsev)
Performed by Chemical Angel
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a Nu vAn DammE?
26 November 2003 | by Johnny_B_CommendableSee all my reviews

In Hell isn't quite the Oscar winner, but compared to Van Damme's last couple movies (who are we kidding, almost all of his movies), it is a pot of gold.

Sent to life imprisionment for the murder of his wife's killer, he is thrown into the violent world of prision fighting run by the guards. What happens? Watch the movie.

In Hell is shockingly well made due to it not being the typical Van Damme-fare. He shows a wide range of emotion while holding back his martial arts and instead getting beat up in over half the movie. The main reason to see In Hell is to see a damn good Jean Claude Van Damme movie.

8 out of 10


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