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Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 6 October 2017 (USA)
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A former boxer-turned-drug runner lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets deadly.

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S. Craig Zahler

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S. Craig Zahler
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vince Vaughn ... Bradley Thomas
Jennifer Carpenter ... Lauren Thomas
Don Johnson ... Warden Tuggs
Udo Kier ... Placid Man
Marc Blucas ... Gil
Dion Mucciacito ... Eleazar
Geno Segers ... Roman
Victor Almanzar Victor Almanzar ... Pedro
Tom Guiry ... Wilson (as Thomas Guiry)
Willie C. Carpenter ... Lefty
Mustafa Shakir ... Andre
Fred Melamed ... Mr. Irving
Pooja Kumar ... Denise Pawthur
Clark Johnson ... Detective Watkins
Devon Windsor ... Jill
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Storyline

Bradley Thomas is a hard working man. After his wife's extramarital affair they admit the spark isn't there anymore and decide to have a baby. After being fired from his job, he turns to his friend who hires him as a drug dealer. A trade goes bad and he ends up in prison, the only problem is that a gang has kidnapped his wife and they will do an experimental operation on the baby unless Thomas kills one of the inmates in cell block 99. Bradley will not stop at anything until his wife is safe again. Written by Doc Sandoz

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blok 99 See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$64,453
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During a Q & A at TIFF, the producers commented that the destruction of the car was done by Vince Vaughn. The car parts were real and were set up in a way that Vaughn wouldn't hurt himself badly. See more »

Goofs

During the brawl scene, when Bradley returns to his cell, the body of the slain guard is nowhere to be seen. However, Bradley informs the Warden that the guard in question "will not answer," implying that the man has not been moved and is in fact dead. See more »

Quotes

Detective Watkins: Give us some names. Give me one important name. Who are you working for?
Bradley Thomas: I work alone.
Detective Watkins: Who supplies your crystal?
Bradley Thomas: Some guy.
Detective Watkins: "Some guy" got a name?
Bradley Thomas: I forgot.
Detective Watkins: Would you remember if I showed you a list of names?
Bradley Thomas: Don't like to read. Won't even see a movie if it's got subtitles.
Detective Watkins: Well, what would happen if I read them aloud? You wouldn't even have to say anything. Just nod your head up and down.
Bradley Thomas: I'll narrow it down for you. What's your name?
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Alternate Versions

A cut version was prepared for broadcast purposes in the UK. 44 seconds of "stronger, sadistic violence and injury detail" were removed to secure a 15 certificate. According to the BBFC, it reduces the level and detail of violence across the two climactic sequences and removes an earlier arm break. The theatrical and video releases are uncut with an 18 certificate. See more »


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You Are Yesterday
Written by Jeff Herriott & S. Craig Zahler
Performed by Butch Tavares
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Hardcore revenge at it's best.
1 February 2018 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

I have to admit I didn't expect much of a movie with a title like Brawl in Cell Block 99. It's not the most appealing title, that's the least we can say. But it was actually a good action movie with some pretty hardcore violent scenes. Some people will find them a bit harsh to watch, but I didn't mind it at all, I even applaud it. It's gore but also funny to me. So if you read negative reviews about this movie it will come from people that can't cope with violent scenes like in this movie. The story isn't bad at all, even if it was a bit predictable. But since it is an action movie I was not expecting a difficult story. A good revenge story, nothing beats making your own justice. Vince Vaughn has the physique to play his character. His fighting scenes might be a bit slow but they fitted his character perfectly. So if you like me like hardcore revenge movies you will probably like this one as well.


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