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Prison (1987)

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The spirit of a long-dead prisoner returns for revenge, haunting the prison's new governor.

Director:

Renny Harlin

Writers:

Irwin Yablans (story), C. Courtney Joyner (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Viggo Mortensen ... Burke / Forsythe Electrocution
Chelsea Field ... Katherine
Lane Smith ... Sharpe
Lincoln Kilpatrick ... Cresus
Tom Everett ... Rabbitt
Ivan Kane ... Lasagna
André De Shields ... Sandor
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister ... Tiny (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
Stephen E. Little Stephen E. Little ... Rhino
Mickey Yablans Mickey Yablans ... Brian Young
Larry Flash Jenkins ... Hershey
Arlen Dean Snyder ... Horton
Hal Landon Jr. ... Wallace
Matt Kanen Matt Kanen ... Johnson
Rod Lockman Rod Lockman ... Kramer
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Storyline

After Charles Forsythe was sent to the electric chair for a crime he didn't commit, he forever haunts the prison where he was executed. Flash forward several years when the prison is reopened, under the control of its new warden Ethan Sharpe, a former security guard who was present at Forsythe's execution. When prisoners are ordered to break down the wall to the execution room, they unknowingly release the angry spirit of Charles Forsythe, a powerful being distributing his murderous rage to all, leading up to the Warden himself. Written by Wallace Entertainment

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In 1956, Charles Forsyth was sent to the electric chair. Now he's back... See more »


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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 1987 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Prison - Rückkehr aus der Hölle See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,300,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$354,704
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Empire Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The "gate" for the entrance to the prison does not exist. It was built onto a back wall section of the prison. In the process of cutting a hole in the wall for vehicles, the wall, constructed by prison labor, it was discovered, had many odd items in it as filler including a snow plow. See more »

Goofs

When Lasagna is shot in the back by the ghost-manned machine guns, empty squib blood packs fly out of the bullet holes in the front of his shirt. See more »

Quotes

Burke: Let me tell you something. I was making it a real point to mind my own business. Maybe you oughta try that for a while. Start right now. You give me back my ball, I'll give you yours.
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References Rocky (1976) See more »

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Tom Everett and Viggo Mortensen are in it to!
30 June 2002 | by NewSilver21-1See all my reviews

Yes people this has three cast members from the movie "Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3" shocked? Well for me, yes I was very shocked. Tom Everett and Viggo Mortensen are too excellent actors, you might remember them as Tex and Alfredo, from TCM 3 of course. Prison relates to other movies like "The Horror Show", "Destroyer", and "Shocker" but there was something different about this film. It was creepier than all those others and it had better torture scenes of pain and agony and including...yes...death. The only thing that didn't make it as good as all the others you only see the spirit one time for about ten seconds, that's it. Through the whole movie the spirit appears as bright light and electricity. Oh and did I include that Kane Hodder is in this too? Good story, alright setting (It takes place in a prison what else do you want), and acting is basically average. If you like prison horror movies this is a for must see for your eyes, pure eye candy!


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