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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.

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Shanahan
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Warden
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Lynard
Miguel Nino ...
Jesus
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Icepick
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David Darlow ...
Judge Biederman
Joseph Marcus ...
Pawn Broker
Nick Phalen ...
John - 8 years
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John - 18 years
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Mary Seibel ...
Old Bartender
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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

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Welcome to the slammer

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Comedy | Crime

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

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17 November 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

You Are Going to Prison  »

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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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In a poor attempt to keep a low profile, John Lyshitski (Dax Shepard's character) appears disguised with suspicious looking outfits such as the Unabomber and Travis Bickle (from Taxi Driver). See more »

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The Korean Pharmacist is speaking Tagalog, the Filipino language. See more »

Quotes

John Lyshitski: It costs $54 a day to keep a person in prison, which comes out to $75 million a day nationally. That's $28 billion a year. When you think about it, wouldn't it be cheaper just to let us keep your goddamn car stereos?
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References Up in Smoke (1978) See more »

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The Stroke
Written by Billy Squier
Performed by Billy Squier
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Weird But Funny
5 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

Hilarious offbeat comedy. I say "offbeat" since the main love interest is a large black man named Barry, who will woo you like you've never been woo-ed before. This is not your normal Hollywood comedy, it's got more of an "Arrested Development" feel - a funny script and Bob Odenkirk's direction (and supporting player role) make this work. Basically, this film takes every men's prison cliché and pushes it ten times further. If you've ever wanted to just stay in and drink toilet wine with a loved one, then this film should resonate with you. This is destined to end up a cult movie since it's not exactly mainstream humor, but if you're a fan of Odenkirk and David Cross's "Mr. Show," you'll find a lot here to enjoy - and you'll also find the very tall Brian Posner standing in a crowd scene near the end.


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