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Lock Up

R| 1 hr. 43 min.

Plot Summary
Sadistic prison warden Drumgoole (Donald Sutherland) is bent on taking his revenge against Frank Leone (Sylvester Stallone), the only prisoner to have escaped from his institution. He drags the inmate back to his maximum security hellhole and proceeds to have his guards torture him mercilessly. In addition to the warden, Frank tangles with fellow prisoner Chink Weber (Sonny Landham). When Frank learns that Drumgoole plans to kill his girlfriend on the outside, he plots his escape once more.

Cast: Sylvester Stallone , Donald Sutherland , John Amos , Sonny Landham , Tom Sizemore , Frank McRae , Darlanne Fluegel , William Allen Young

Director: John Flynn

Genres: Action

Lock Up (1989)

Release Date: August 4th, 1989|1 hr. 43 min.

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  • With nothing in the way of performance to cling to, the audience is left to marvel at the mounting inanity of each scene. show more

  • A hard-boiled version of Rocky, with enough anti-Balboa brutality to keep our interest. show more

  • The film is a sort of prison fantasy, in which all the most popular boys in the cellblock have a high time together, smoking cigarettes, working on cars and spraying each other with paint guns...All the while you're thinking, "What is this, ancient Greece?" show more

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