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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 »

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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:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During the bar scene, the paper John is reading shows a headline about Lockport High overcrowding. The school is in fact, Lockport Township High School of Lockport Illinois and is actually facing alarming overcrowding at both east and central campuses. A referendum has been proposed and rejected twice by the taxpayers to build a third campus in Homer glen, forcing the school to construct trailers and go to split-shift schedules. See more »

Goofs

When John Lyshitski shoots the phone booth after learning of the death of Judge Biederman, two more shots sound after the pistol stops firing. See more »

Quotes

Stripper: Anybody want to buy me a champagne drink? How about a fancy beer? 15 bucks for a lap dance.
John Lyshitski: Yeah, I'm not that horny. I just got out of prison.
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Alternate Versions

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

Connections

References Casablanca (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Ain't That a Kick in the Head
Written by Sammy Cahn & Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
Performed by Dean Martin
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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An Entertaining Comedy
3 September 2008 | by jts0405See all my reviews

Let's Go To Prison was a sleeper hit for the 2006 movie season. It came out in November of that year and really didn't start to air previews or TV spots until late October, so a lot of people really didn't expect it. It starred Dax Shepard and Will Arnett. This was the first big gig for Will Arnett and it really scored for him. This movie really is entertaining in the since that it always has something going on. The whole plot was put together very well and had a great form around the prison lifestyle. Dax Shepard does extremely well as John Lyshitski and Will Arnett gives a Grade A performance as Nelson Biederman IV. I have to say that this is a must see for all comedy genre fans.

10/10


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