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Let's Go to Prison (2006)

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When a career criminal's plan for revenge is thwarted by unlikely circumstances, he puts his intended victim's son in his place by putting him in prison...and then joining him.

Director:

Bob Odenkirk

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dax Shepard ... John Lyshitski
Will Arnett ... Nelson Biederman IV
Chi McBride ... Barry
David Koechner ... Shanahan
Dylan Baker ... Warden
Michael Shannon ... Lynard
Miguel Nino Miguel Nino ... Jesus
Jay Whittaker ... Icepick
Amy Hill ... Judge Eva Fwae Wun
David Darlow David Darlow ... Judge Biederman
Joseph Marcus Joseph Marcus ... Pawn Broker
Nick Phalen Nick Phalen ... John - 8 years
A.J. Balance ... John - 18 years
Jerry Minor ... Breen Guard
Mary Seibel Mary Seibel ... Old Bartender
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Storyline

John Lyshitski, a young man who has been in prison more often than he has not over the entire course of his life, has just been released from what was his third prison sentence. In all three cases, he was sentenced by Judge Nelson Biederman III. As such, John makes it his mission to destroy the judge's life. Unable to do so, John does the next best thing: destroy the life of the judge's privileged thirty year old son, Nelson Biederman IV. In that new mission, John ends up not having to do anything as certain people are out to get Nelson IV, who in the process receives a 3 to 5 year prison sentence. Nelson IV's incarceration should be enough for John, who knows that someone like Nelson IV, ill-equipped mentally for a life behind bars, is easy prey to get beaten, raped and/or killed in prison. But John wants to witness and be at least a small part in Nelson IV's suffering. John's plan is to get busted, charged, and convicted for some crime, and end up in the same prison as Nelson IV's ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Welcome to the slammer

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content, some violence and drug material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

You Are Going to Prison See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,220,050, 19 November 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,613,815, 10 December 2006
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the bar scene, the paper John's reading which has the story about Judge Biederman's memorial, says attendees will include; 'State Supreme Court Justices John Paino, Ron Coy and Diana Stoughton.' All 3 - who are not justices, are, in fact people involved with the making of this film (specifically the art department and set decoration). See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, when the three are driving off in the car, the shadow of the camera mounted on the vehicle is quite visible in his face. See more »

Quotes

John Lyshitski: Our justice system sucks. You know, there are over two million Americans behind bars. That's a little larger than the population of Houston. Every year, there are enough children born in prison to fill 250 Little League teams and enough people are raped in prison to fill a stadium more than three times. Can you picture that? Three stadiums full of people raping each other? I know I can.
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Connections

References Miami Vice (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Go to Prison
Written by Dave Allen (as Dave Gruber Allen), Thomas Chan, Alan Elliott,
J.P. Fitting, David Koechner, Bob Odenkirk and Andy Paley
Performed by Dave Allen (as The Naked Trucker), David Koechner (as T-Bones) with the Dickaround Gang and Tommy Morgan
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I Didn't Expect to like it...
16 April 2007 | by regular14See all my reviews

Putting this into my DVD player i didn't expect more than a few chuckles but i found myself laughing hysterically rather frequently. While i don't think every joke landed quite as well as Odenkirk would have wanted, the overall product was rather funny. Chi McBride has by far the funniest character in the film since he does fall in love with one of my personal favorites, Will Arnett. Dax Shepherd was surprisingly standable considering i'm really not a fan of his at all. Dylan Baker's "comment in the butt hole" joke i don't think quite made it... or maybe that was the point, so i didn't care much for him. Koechner was as funny as usual and all the stupid quirks of this movie made me laugh. Deep? No. Funny? Yes. What's funnier than a rich inmate struggling with a bunch of people who want to kill him or try to have dirty sex with him? That's funny.


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