In honor of Friday's release of The Expendables, we're taking a week-long look at the action films of Sir Sylvester Stallone -- which is to say we're skipping his comedies. Out of respect.

Lock Up

Setting: Present-day 1989. A typical movie prison full of typically typical prisoners. I believe it's in New Jersey, if that helps.

Our hero: Noble convict Frank Leone (Stallone), who just wants to finish out his last six months of jail time and get home to have sex with Darlanne Fluegel.

Our villain/s: Stunningly evil Warden Drumgool, as played by Donald Sutherland as if he's been asked to play Hitler combined with Satan. Various unsavory types are played by Sonny Landham, John Amos, and an irritatingly chatty Tom Sizemore.

The stakes: Leone's freedom, life, and future plans of having sex with Darlanne Fluegel.
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