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 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 »

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Trivia

Filmed at the now closed and historic Joliet Correctional Center in Joliet, Illinois - the same prison where the opening sequences of The Blues Brothers (1980) were shot. See more »

Goofs

When Nelly is washing the phrase "White Power" off of his head, you clearly see it going away. The next scene in the lunch room you can see "White Power" still written on his head. The following scene it's gone. 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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Alternate Versions

DVD includes R-rated (84 minute) version and unrated (90 minute) version. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Song of the South (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Move This
Written by Jo Bogaert, Manuella Kamosi
Performed by Technotronic featuring Ya Kid K
Courtesy of ARS Productions
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Too Good For Review Clichés
2 May 2008 | by rphguySee all my reviews

This movie captures and colorizes the satiric humor of prison and otherwise predictable jail humor in a way that is completely and thankfully watchable.

The story centers around three characters - Will Arnett is stuck in the center, utilizing his patentable 'that guys an a-hole but I'd still have a beer with him' persona and has it very well countered by two great actors whose subtle humor and physical timing really cuts out a sympathetic and f'n hilarious story that you don't want to end when it does. Which is saying a lot for this genre.

Of course there are ridiculous and improbable twists that you forgive because they are so damn fun. Nice touch on the epilogue and the ending credits.

It's good. It's better than good. It's not an art movie - it's not a fart movie - it's not even a combination. But if you've ever gone out of your way to watch Curb Your Enthusiasm, Arrested Development or Reno 911 you'll really enjoy it.

Beeyatch.


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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

Gross USA:

$4,630,045

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,630,045
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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