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Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)

Not Rated | | 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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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 ... Pedro
Tom Guiry ... Wilson (as Thomas Guiry)
Willie C. Carpenter ... Lefty
Mustafa Shakir ... Andre
Fred Melamed ... Mr. Irving
Clark Johnson ... Detective Watkins
Devon Windsor ... Jill
Michael Medeiros ... Man with Mismatched Eyes
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Bradley Thomas is a hard working man. After him and his wife's miscarriage 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.

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Crime | Drama

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USA

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English

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6 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

99. Blok See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Writer and Director S. Craig Zahler wrote this screenplay before writing Bone Tomahawk (2015) despite the latter being filmed first. See more »

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Bruises appear and disappear throughout the movie. See more »

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[passing phone to Eleazar]
Bradley Thomas: Talk correct, or get raped.
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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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Featured in Brawl in Cell Block 99: Beyond Fest Q&A (2017) See more »

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You Are Yesterday
Written by Jeff Herriott & S. Craig Zahler
Performed by Butch Tavares
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One of the Most Brutal and Graphic Prison Movies
6 November 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

When the tow truck driver and former boxer Bradley Thomas (Vince Vaughn) is fired from his job, he decides to work transporting drugs for his friend Gil (Marc Blucas) to have a better life with his wife Lauren Thomas (Jennifer Carpenter). Bradley is a family man and eighteen months later, Lauren is pregnant of a girl. Gil decides to associate to the drug dealer Eleazar (Dion Mucciacito) against Bradley's will. When he goes to bring a shipment of drugs with two men from Eleazar's gang, they do not follow his instructions and they stumble upon the police. Bradley protects the police officers killing one of the gangsters and is arrested. Bradley does not rat Gil and is sent to a medium security prison for a seven-year sentence. Two days later, Bradley is visited by a mysterious man that tells that Lauren has been kidnapped by Eleazar, who lost his shipment and two men in the operation. He tells that Bradley must kill an inmate called Christopher Bridge that is inmate in the cell Block 99 of a maximum security prison. Otherwise Lauren will be submitted to a surgery to remove the limbs of her baby that will be sent to him. What will Bradley do?

"Brawl in Cell Block 99" is one of the most brutal and graphic prison movies ever made. This genre usually produces good films and series and "Brawl in Cell Block 99" is no exception. However this film is more graphic than most of them and the underrated Vince Vaughn has an extraordinary performance in one of his best roles. The plot is realistic and scary, and Bradley Thomas is an intriguing character, family man with moral values and extremely brutal when necessary. My vote is seven.

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