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Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Messner ... Burke Wyatt
Stacy Keach ... Warden Carl Golan
Charlotte Ross ... Mary Wyatt
Frank Sivero ... Tommy Micelli
Sam McMurray ... Wheaton
Uriah Shelton ... Tommy Wyatt
Michael McGrady ... Officer Colson
Derek Webster ... Agent Steve James
Grant Sullivan Grant Sullivan ... O'Reilly
Lester Speight ... The President / Milton Kennedy (as Lester 'Rasta' Speight)
Jonathan Chase ... Lancer
Nelson Lee ... Chow
Esteban Cueto Esteban Cueto ... Emilio Diaz
David E. Newham ... Burly (as David Newham)
Derek Mears ... Huey
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On the inside, there are no rules

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Action | Crime | Drama

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Death Match See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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1.78 : 1
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In the interrogation scene Burke Wyatt was going to be tortured shirtlessly, while extremely sweaty. He was perspiring on Warden Golan's shoes, which caused him to be slapped in the face and then tortured with electric shocks to his nipples and armpits. Johnny Messner refused to shoot this scene, claiming it to be homoerotic. See more »

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Warden Ilsa: Mmm... So strong... Come on, put these arms around me.
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More prison clichés than you can shake a stick at
27 February 2011 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

A mildly entertaining, if derivative, prison fighting flick. The story of this one was not so much created as liberally borrowed from a dozen other genre entries, from DEATH WARRANT to PENITENTIARY, with bits of THE CONDEMNED thrown in for good measure. For a TV movie it's surprisingly explicit, with truly bone-crunching bouts that end with the participants typically lying covered in blood.

The action is well staged, although there are some annoying directorial flourishes and supposedly cute editing that make this a product of its time. Director Bradford May, responsible for the DARKMAN sequels as well as the similarly staged MASK OF THE NINJA (also 2008), should know better.

Aside from the action, there's little to write home about – unless the sight of silicon-enhanced bimbos is likely to keep you occupied. Johnny Messner is a serviceable hero figure, and the supporting cast is made up of the usual prison clichés: sadistic guards, veteran old-timers, the fresh guy likely to get raped or murdered before long. Stacy Keach plays the warden in an extraordinarily hammy performance that seems to have been based on Winston Churchill, of all people. Nothing we haven't seen before then, but it passes the time for undemanding viewers.


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