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Detective Michael Turner investigates mysterious deaths that occur in and around a maximum-security prison. What begins as just another suicide and murder case unfolds into a furious ... See full summary »

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William Butler
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Michael Paré ... Detective Michael Turner
Ja Rule ... Terrence Dufresne (as Jeffrey 'Ja Rule' Atkins)
Jenny McShane ... Dr. Ashley Carter
Danny Trejo ... Fury
Tom Sizemore ... Frank Miller
Kelly Stables ... Karen Bolding
Paul Wall ... Joey Robbins
Cowboy Troy ... Officer Troy (as 'Cowboy' Troy Coleman)
Clay Steakley ... Scags
Taylor Kinney ... Bill Jamison
Richard Cowl Richard Cowl ... Simon Furst (as Richard S. Cowl)
Andy Stahl ... Warden Patt (as Andrew Stahl)
Frank Knapp Jr. ... Warden Ephrem White (as Frank Knapp)
Todd Truley ... Officer Murphy
Victoria Hester ... Lucille White
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Detective Michael Turner investigates mysterious deaths that occur in and around a maximum-security prison. What begins as just another suicide and murder case unfolds into a furious struggle to uncover the unexplainable while escaping death at the hands of a vengeful spirit unleashed within the prison walls. Written by Martin Bowes!

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Somewhere between prison and hell lies the furnace.


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USA

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English

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12 February 2008 (USA) See more »

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A Fornalha See more »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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The 'Morgue Set' was actually filmed in what used to be the penitentiary metal shop. See more »

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References Boyz n the Hood (1991) See more »

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Bad Road to Karma
Written by Noah Sorota and Darby Orr
Performed by Noah Sorota and Darby Orr
Under license from Greentime Publishing
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Not a total waste of time...
17 December 2007 | by Nightmare-MakerSee all my reviews

After just viewing the DVD of THE FURNACE...UNRATED, I suppose I got what I expected - not a whole lot to shout about, but not a complete waste of an hour and a half.

It's got a fairly well known cast, mainly made up of C Listers, Danny Trejo, Tom Sizemore, Michael Pare...and Ja 'Jeffrey Atkins' Rule, where the hell did they drag him up from! (he even has his mug slapped smack bang on the centre of the cover - errr!) - To be fair the acting was OK, could have been a total disaster.

The film has a fairly good atmosphere, just don't expect THE EXORCIST type atmosphere - aim more at the more recent Ghost movies like THE RING. And yet again, what is with this UNRATED tag they keep putting on the covers, there's nothing here that would'nt have been in an 'R' rated version.

I must just finish by saying the make-up effects guys, have done a great job - the burns and gore are actually pretty realistic, just hoped for a bit more on that front.

My advice...whatever you do DO NOT buy this film, unless it's really cheap, give it a rent or wait for Cable/Satellite.


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