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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.

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... Bradley Thomas
... Lauren Thomas
... Warden Tuggs
... Placid Man
... Gil
... Eleazar
... Roman
... Pedro
... Wilson
... Lefty
... Andre
... Mr. Irving
... Detective Watkins
... Jill
... Man with Mismatched Eyes
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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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99. Blok  »

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Director S. Craig Zahler wrote this screenplay before writing Bone Tomahawk (2015) despite the latter being filmed first. See more »

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At ~19 minutes a common continuity error occurs when Vaughn picks up his pregnant wife, her dress is hanging free exposing her bottom for the right camera angle but when he walks her up the stairs, her lower dress is nicely tucked under his arm completely covering her bottom. See more »

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James: Are you ok?
Bradley Thomas: South of ok. North of cancer.
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Featured in Brawl in Cell Block 99: Beyond Fest Q&A (2017) See more »

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Trumpets of Heaven
Written by Jeff Herriott & S. Craig Zahler
Performed by Adi Armour
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BRAWL = WTF! Give me MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
17 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

Let me allay any fears this movie is lame, as stated by a couple reviewers here. Their opinions here are extremely inaccurate. With that being said....

Vince Vaughn is a shining star in this brutally violent, perfectly paced story, with a descent into a hell only his character can navigate. The movie is rare in that it's not slow, boring or overdone. Each piece is compartmentalized on purpose, to guide the audience to the climax. There isn't a big list of elite A list actors, huge musical score, tons of CGI, no. What you have here is director's genius, visualizing the journey from A-Z in a way that will captivate you. You will not want the movie to end.

I do think this is a turning point for Vaughn, as I only usually see him in romantic movies or comedies. He's truly found his spirit here and I hope it leads him to similar roles. He plays it in a way you've never seen him. Try to imagine Tom Hanks playing a man without a care. It's that hard to wrap your head around.

Don Johnson shines as a degenerate warden and the small cast of characters scattered throughout the movie play key roles in the makeup of the plot; all done to perfection.

Trust me y'all, you DON'T want to miss this one, it will have you begging more for more, guaranteed! So much face smashing destruction is actually a delight. I will not spoil a single thing, go see it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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