Lock Up

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Carolco / White Eagle Released 1989

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Director:
John Flynn
Released:
1989
Rating:
R

As the film begins, Frank Leone is closing in on the end of his sentence at a low-security prison. However, before he can be released, he is kidnapped and put into the violent maximum security prison called Gateway Prison. Leone is there because the prison's warden, Drumgoole, has a grudge against Leone. So, he arranges for Leone's time at Gateway to be miserable. The warden confiscates letters for Leone, gives him dangerous roommates, and rewards other inmates for ruining Leone's life inside and outside of the jail. With the help of sympathetic guard Captain Meissner, Leone fights back against Drumgoole's awful treatment in a series of physical and mental battles.

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  • 60

    Washington Post Hal Hinson

    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 wit...

  • 60

    Washington Post

    Put the whole movie down to cartoonery...This is a drive-in theater battle of wills between the forces of evil and the forces of good.

  • 40

    Variety

    Lock Up is made in the same, simplistic vein as most other Sylvester Stallone pics - putting him, the blue-collar protagonist, against the odds over which he ultimately prevails.

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    Crime