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Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)

Not Rated | | 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.


S. Craig Zahler


S. Craig Zahler
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4 nominations. See more awards »





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 ... Lefty
Mustafa Shakir ... Andre
Fred Melamed ... Mr. Irving
Clark Johnson ... Detective Watkins
Devon Windsor ... Jill
Michael Medeiros ... Man with Mismatched Eyes


Bradley Thomas is a hard working man. After him and his wife's miscarriage 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.

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Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

6 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

99. Blok See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


During a Q & A at TIFF, the producers commented that the destruction of the car was done by Vince Vaughn. The car parts were real and were set up in a way that Vaughn wouldn't hurt himself badly. See more »


When Bradley pulls himself out of the water during the shootout, his head is completely dry and his clothes don't appear wet either. See more »


Cinnamon: I promise I can put a great big smile on each of those nuts.
Bradley Thomas: No thanks. I don't want anyone to see their braces.
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Referenced in Half in the Bag: 2018 Catch-Up (part 2 of 2) (2018) See more »


Give Her a Ride
Written by Jeff Herriott & S. Craig Zahler
Performed by Butch Tavares
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How on earth did this get such high praise?
15 October 2017 | by domesticatedprimateSee all my reviews

I watched this movie constantly repeating that question to myself, I can't believe i was fooled by a reviewer here that actually stated this was the best movie They'd seen all year. There are scenes that are so bad i couldn't tell if they've intentionally been put in there for comedic effect or they were intended to be serious. One such scene is when the main character Bradley (played by Vaughn) dives into a body of water only to re emerge seconds later bone dry. It was honestly like an amateur teenager had directed it and spent the entire budget on Vaughn's fee. By the end they couldn't even be bothered to use any special effects and opted to use crash test dummies. It takes more than shocking violence to make a movie, i've seen it being compared to a Tarantino flick but at least his movies have substance and great quotable dialogue. Fans of B-movies may enjoy but for me it was so bad it became comical.

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