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
Vince Vaughn put on fifteen pounds of muscle and trained as a boxer for three months prior to walking on set. He stated that this made the fight choreography much easier to learn. See more »
During the brawl scene, when Bradley returns to his cell, the body of the slain guard is nowhere to be seen. However, Bradley informs the Warden that the guard in question "will not answer," implying that the man has not been moved and is in fact dead. See more »
The men here aren't like those faggots over there in the Fridge. You can test us if you want to. Prisoners are expensive, and we're only too happy to help the State balance its budget by deploying some cheap lead.
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A cut version was prepared for broadcast purposes in the UK. 44 seconds of "stronger, sadistic violence and injury detail" were removed to secure a 15 certificate. According to the BBFC, it reduces the level and detail of violence across the two climactic sequences and removes an earlier arm break. The theatrical and video releases are uncut with an 18 certificate. See more »
Vince Vaughn is great as the straight talking tough guy forced into an impossible position
Vince Vaughn does a great job of portraying a no-nonsense tough guy who doesn't mince his words in this prison drama. I was surprised how much i enjoyed this movie. His character brings to mind characters similar to what Charles Bronson, Clint Eastwood and the like have played. There is a real intensity about this movie and his performance that is lacking in many action films these days. The supporting cast were good also but i thought Vince Vaughn totally carried this movie, which could have been way worse but for what he brought to it. Highly recommended for fans of old school movies of this genre.
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