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The Condemned (2007)

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Jack Conrad is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is "purchased" by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from all corners of the world, with freedom going to the sole survivor.

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Scott Wiper

Writers:

Scott Wiper (screenplay), Rob Hedden (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Austin ... Conrad
Vinnie Jones ... McStarley
Robert Mammone ... Breckel
Tory Mussett ... Julie (as Victoria Mussett)
Manu Bennett ... Paco
Madeleine West ... Sarah Cavanaugh
Rick Hoffman ... 'Goldy' Goldman
Christopher James Baker ... Eddie C (as Christopher Baker)
Sam Healy ... Bella (as Samantha Healy)
Luke Pegler ... Baxter
Masa Yamaguchi ... Saiga
Emilia Burns ... Yasantwa (as Emelia Burns)
Dasi Ruz Dasi Ruz ... Rosa
Marcus Johnson ... Kreston Mackie
Nathan Jones ... Petr
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The story of Jack Conrad, who is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is "purchased" by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from all corners of the world, with freedom going to the sole survivor. Written by Outlaw97

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The fight is on. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | German

Release Date:

27 April 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La isla de los condenados See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,807,595, 29 April 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,718, 2 June 2013
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cameras on island faced inward vs outward. See more »

Goofs

About 1:39 Vinnie Jones' character is asking for a spare smoke. The direction of his head changes in each cut. You'd get whiplash moving your head that fast. See more »

Quotes

Ian Breckel: Well, where are you from back in the states then, huh?
Jack Conrad: Alaska
Ian Breckel: Alasks. Whereabouts?
Jack Conrad: About 80 miles north of Anchorage. Little fishing town. You probably heard of it. It's called Fuck Your Mama.
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Firestarter
Written by Liam Howlett, Keith Flint, Trevor Horn, Anne Dudley,
Jonathan Jeczalik, Paul Morley, Gary Langan, and Kim Deal
Performed by The Prodigy (as Prodigy)
Courtesy of Maverick Records/XL Recordings/Beggars Banquet
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Surprising actually
29 September 2007 | by RoninDeVamasSee all my reviews

This is my first review after over a year of not writing reviews, but it feels good to be back.

Now on to "The Condemned":

I had low expectations for this movie, mainly because it was advertised as a purely action genre. The plot of televising people fighting one another for survival has been used before, and usually end up the same way.

This film wasn't so different from that formula, but it surprised me the emotion that pervaded the film. It was rough and unrelenting, and I actually felt anxious during certain scenes.

Stone Cold Steve Austin was actually impressive in this film. Although it wasn't Oscar-worthy material, he showed a surprising ability to convey a caring, yet sarcastic humanity behind his character. Austin didn't make this movie entirely, though, as several of the supporting characters also gave an impression of depression and intensity -- intensity of which must be given to Vinnie Jones.

The conclusion of the film is, surprisingly, also fulfilling. It is really intense and brings out just how faulty and violence-oriented we as human beings really are.

Although it didn't possess the deeply involving storyline and deep character relationships and development that I usually look for in a good movie, I find "The Condemned" to be a rather enjoyable and provoking film.

Rating: ** out of five

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