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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:
... Kyle LeBlanc
... 451
... General Hruschov
... Tolik
Manol Manolov ... Ivan (as Emanuil Manolov)
... Billy
Billy Rieck ... Coolhand
... Dima (as Kaloyan Vodenicharov)
Alan Davidson ... Malakai (as Malakai Davidson)
Veselin Kalanovski ... Sasha
Ivo Tonchev ... Marko
... Shubka
Raicho Vasilev ... Andrei
Milos Milicevic ... Boo
... Valya
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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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Rated R for pervasive strong brutal violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Lawrence Taylor's character is named 451, a reference to Ray Bradbury's novel Fahrenheit 451. See more »

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451: Unity of people can bring down any establishment. Their power was gone.
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Referenced in The Benchwarmers (2006) See more »

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Written by Peter Calandra (as Pete Calandra) and Scott Schreer (as Scott P. Schreer)
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brutal prison drama
22 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed this film, as it was a very hard hitting and brutal drama, which I didn't expect from a Van Damme film. Certain scenes I found profoundly disturbing, but also very gripping and compelling. I think this film deserved more praise than it recieved on it's release, but fans of Van Damme will like it anyway!!! It may also come as a surprise to a more varied movie goer, like it did to me.


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