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Half Past Dead (2002)

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This movie tells the story of a man who goes undercover in a hi-tech prison to find out information to help prosecute those who killed his wife. While there he stumbles onto a plot involving a death-row inmate and his $200 million stash of gold.

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Don Michael Paul
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Seagal ... Sasha Petrosevitch
Morris Chestnut ... 49er One / Donald Robert Johnson
Ja Rule ... Nicolas 'Nick' Frazier
Nia Peeples ... 49er Six
Tony Plana ... Warden El Fuego
Kurupt ... Twitch
Michael Taliferro ... Little Joe (as Michael 'Bear' Taliferro)
Claudia Christian ... Special Agent Ellen Williams
Linda Thorson ... Judge Jane McPherson
Bruce Weitz ... Lester McKenna
Michael McGrady ... Guard Damon J. Kestner
Richard Bremmer ... Sonny Eckvall
Matt Battaglia ... 49er Three
Hannes Jaenicke ... Agent Hartmann
Wiliam T. Bowers Wiliam T. Bowers ... Alcatraz Guard
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Storyline

A criminal mastermind has set in motion a plan to infiltrate a high tech prison in order to persuade a death row inmate to reveal the whereabouts of $200 million worth of gold. It's up to an undercover FBI agent to stop him before it's too late. Written by Anonymous

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Seagal rocks the rock! See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for pervasive action violence, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lockdown See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,820,536, 17 November 2002

Gross USA:

$15,567,860

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,233,280
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Near the beginning while the PST news report is running, the scroll at the bottom is either ridiculous or reflects the politics of the writers/producers and also in one case contradicts itself. As follows: Middle East Crisis Escalates, Stock Prices Surge - Pessimism Ebbing, Economy Sluggish-Gross National Product Flatlining, 27 Foot Great White Shark caught off Barrier Reef, Polar Ice Caps Melt-Global Warming to Blame. See more »

Goofs

When Judge Jane McPherson is thrown out of the helicopter at the end of the movie you can see a parachute under her shirt. See more »

Quotes

Nick: [after seeing an inmate fall to his death climbing up a rope trying to escape] Damn!
Twitch: Your turn now Joe
Little Joe: My big black ass up that rope?
[Chuckles and playfully hits Nick]
Nick: Goddamn Joe!
Twitch: [to Nick] What about you, you little bitch? Wanna give it a try?
Nick: Nah, not me, that's not what I'm gonna do. But you, you can go on up there. Im gonna go over here, in my cell, watch you fall and bust your ass... you little biatch!
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, 'Twitch' and his 'wife' engage in a hilarious conversation in the visiting room at the prison. See more »

Connections

Features Navy Seals (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

The Name of the Game
Performed by The Crystal Method
Composed by K. Jordan, S. Kirkland, T. Morello
Courtesy of Geffen Records under license from Universal Music
Enterprises / Outpost Recordings
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Middle aged Seagal
9 November 2011 | by dunsuls-1See all my reviews

The only bad part of this film is Steven Seagal,who now is old and fat so 1star off.Otherwise pure fantasy rush like the older more fit Seagal flicks.Who cares about plot in a good Seagal flick? Here he plays a DEEP FBI undercover agent,Sasha Petrosevitch, who becomes tight with Ja Rule as Nicolas 'Nick' Frazier as a way to get to the guy that killed his wife.Along the way they wind up in Alcatraz now run by Tony Plana as Warden El Fuego who is about to execute Bruce Weitz as Lester McKenna who is to die for a gold robbery of 200 million that left 5 federal agents dead.From there the plot really goes wild as you'd expect in a pure action flick.Add Morris Chestnut as bad guy 49er One / Donald Robert Johnson and Nia Peeples as sexy badass 49er Six and Seagals boss Claudia Christian as Special Agent Ellen Williams and a once really sexy from my youth Linda Thorson (tv series the avengers) but now a older woman as Judge Jane McPherson and good supporting actors, what more do you want??Oh even a closing credits for laughs scene with Kurupt and Mo'Nique. Released in 2002 it only runs 98 minutes.I can't get Ima bang by DMX out of my head.


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