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Death Warrant (1990)

In a violent and corrupt prison, decorated cop Louis Burke must infiltrate the jail to find answers to a number of inside murders. What he finds is a struggle of life and death tied in to his own past.

Director:

Deran Sarafian

Writer:

David S. Goyer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Louis Burke
Robert Guillaume ... Hawkins
Cynthia Gibb ... Amanda Beckett
George Dickerson George Dickerson ... Tom Vogler
Art LaFleur ... Sergeant DeGraf
Patrick Kilpatrick ... Christian 'The Sandman' Naylor
Joshua John Miller ... Douglas Tisdale
Hank Stone Hank Stone ... Romaker
Conrad Dunn Conrad Dunn ... Konefke
Jack Bannon ... Ben Keane
Abdul Salaam El Razzac ... Priest
Armin Shimerman ... Dr. Gottesman
John Lantz John Lantz ... Sam Waldon
Hans Howes ... Guard Keller
Harry Waters Jr. ... Jersey
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Storyline

The Canadian policeman Louis Burke is assigned in a jail to investigate some murders of prisoners and jailors. When in jail, Lois, using his outstandings martial arts, is able to save his life and make himself respected in that violent world. At last, helped by two another prisoners, he succeeds in finding the truth about the dreadful crimes. Written by Tognacci Sebastiano <seblog@maya.dei.unipd.it>

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In "Bloodsport" and "Kickboxer" he won it all, now there are no rules, no escape, and NOBODY'S playing games!


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dusted See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,019,902, 16 September 1990

Gross USA:

$16,853,487

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,853,487
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Bruce Willis was considered for the part of Louis Burke but turned down the part due to scheduling conflicts with Die Hard 2 (1990). See more »

Goofs

"The Sandman" taunts Van Damme with the line, "Bring me a dream, Burke! Bring me a dream.". The song "Mr. Sandman" clearly states that it is the Sandman who brings the dreams and not Jean-Claude Van Damme...unless he just knocked you out with a kick to the face. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant DeGraf: You now I'll find you Burke? Because I can smell the n***er on you
Sergeant DeGraf: [torturing Burke] What are you doing in my prison?
Sergeant DeGraf: It's always the fault of you n***ers
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Alternate Versions

The film was cut to receive an M rating in Australia for its theatrical release. The cuts were later restored for an uncut R rated video release. See more »

Connections

References Coma (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Bring Me a Dream
Written by Martha Davis and Gary Chang
Performed by Craig Thomas
Produced by Gary Chang and Curt Taylor
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"Bring me a dream Burke"
21 October 2003 | by uds3See all my reviews

Like I keep tellin' youse guys....ya watch a Van Damme flick, ya can't expect any MORE than a Van Damme flick. Why watch the thing then complain "another Van Damme stinker"...that's a no-brainer! To quote Rocky "It ain't so bad!" Van Dumb plays a Canadian undercover cop sent in to root out a whole heapa jail corruption - see? there's a realtime story line - don't knock it!

Patrick Kilpatrick as "the Sandman"....is the star of the flick anyway, even if he HAS nothing whatsoever to do with the story at hand! A mega-tough inmate if ever there was one..."Sandman" looks for all intents and purposes like a close relative of Michael Myers and his climactic set-to with Van Damme is worth the price of at least a small carton of popcorn. "You can't kill me Burke, I'm the Sandman" he utters, shortly after stepping nonchalantly out of a raging furnace no less, totally aflame but otherwise quite unbothered. Naturally Van Dumb proves him wrong on that point! Comical but entertaining stuff.

Certainly not one of JCVD's worst!


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