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Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 6 October 2017 (USA)
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A former boxer-turned-drug runner lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets deadly.

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S. Craig Zahler

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S. Craig Zahler
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vince Vaughn ... Bradley Thomas
Jennifer Carpenter ... Lauren Thomas
Don Johnson ... Warden Tuggs
Udo Kier ... Placid Man
Marc Blucas ... Gil
Dion Mucciacito ... Eleazar
Geno Segers ... Roman
Victor Almanzar ... Pedro
Tom Guiry ... Wilson (as Thomas Guiry)
Willie C. Carpenter Willie C. Carpenter ... Lefty
Mustafa Shakir ... Andre
Fred Melamed ... Mr. Irving
Pooja Kumar ... Denise Pawthur
Clark Johnson ... Detective Watkins
Devon Windsor ... Jill
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Bradley Thomas is a hard working man. After his wife's extramarital affair they admit the spark isn't there anymore and decide to have a baby. After being fired from his job, he turns to his friend who hires him as a drug dealer. A trade goes bad and he ends up in prison, the only problem is that a gang has kidnapped his wife and they will do an experimental operation on the baby unless Thomas kills one of the inmates in cell block 99. Bradley will not stop at anything until his wife is safe again. Written by Doc Sandoz

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Trivia

Upon first arriving at the prison, two separate prisoners make reference to a prison in Austria. They are most likely referring to Justice Center Leoben, which has been recognized as one of the "nicest" prisons in the world due to its modern and luxurious architecture and furniture. See more »

Goofs

The final scene is obviously a mannequin. As stated in the trivia, the makeup effects were purposefully made to mimic "grindhouse" style, which often used low budget effects like this. See more »

Quotes

Gil: How'd the transaction go?
Bradley Thomas: Never a problem with Cuz.
Gil: Yeah I like that nigger. Or is it - is it "nigga" with an A at the end, when you're saying it nice?
Bradley Thomas: Don't think someone like you can say that word any way polite.
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Alternate Versions

German version was cut by approx. 80 seconds to secure a "Not under 18" rating. The uncut version was released with a SPIO/JK approval. See more »

Connections

References Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954) See more »

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God Bless My Mama
Written by Jeff Herriott & S. Craig Zahler
Performed by The O'Jays featuring Eddie Levert & Walter Williams
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Hardcore revenge at it's best.
1 February 2018 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

I have to admit I didn't expect much of a movie with a title like Brawl in Cell Block 99. It's not the most appealing title, that's the least we can say. But it was actually a good action movie with some pretty hardcore violent scenes. Some people will find them a bit harsh to watch, but I didn't mind it at all, I even applaud it. It's gore but also funny to me. So if you read negative reviews about this movie it will come from people that can't cope with violent scenes like in this movie. The story isn't bad at all, even if it was a bit predictable. But since it is an action movie I was not expecting a difficult story. A good revenge story, nothing beats making your own justice. Vince Vaughn has the physique to play his character. His fighting scenes might be a bit slow but they fitted his character perfectly. So if you like me like hardcore revenge movies you will probably like this one as well.


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6 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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