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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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... Bradley Thomas
... Lauren Thomas
... Warden Tuggs
... Placid Man
... Gil
... Eleazar
... Roman
... Pedro
... Wilson (as Thomas Guiry)
... Lefty
... Andre
... Mr. Irving
... Detective Watkins
... Jill
... 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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99. Blok  »

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

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At ~19 minutes a common continuity error occurs when Vaughn picks up his pregnant wife, her dress is hanging free exposing her bottom for the right camera angle but when he walks her up the stairs, her lower dress is nicely tucked under his arm completely covering her bottom. See more »

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James: Are you ok?
Bradley Thomas: South of ok. North of cancer.
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Give Her a Ride
Written by Jeff Herriott & S. Craig Zahler
Performed by Butch Tavares
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Vince Vaughn Hardcore!
13 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

I was pretty much blown away by "Brawl in cell block 99". I was a big fan of S.Craig Zahler who Directed the film Bone Tomahawk. This film is better in many ways. I'm hooked on his genius.

To say the film is violent is an understatement but nothing any hardcore thriller/Horror fan hasn't seen before. This film delivers the violence, however, with a purpose and is almost just given the narrative. Zahler turns the protagonist into an antihero. With superb zeal.

I am a fan of Vince Vaughn and this film is a testament to his terrific range and ability as a great American actor. In fact, I think it's his finest performance to date. In the spirit of not divulging any spoilers, I will just give potential viewers my opinion of the film as a whole.

Supporting cast of Don Johnson, Udo Kier and Jennifer Carpenter are outstanding! Direction was phenomenal as it guides the viewer through the story line with such ease, in a hard to tell plot.

Nothing is gratuitous or overdone. It's simply a great story with simple plot, done in a purposeful way. For a film with 132 mins.runtime it goes very quickly. A testament to a great movie.

I have become a huge fans of S. Craig Zahler and can't wait to see his next film.

Fans of violent Thrillera told in a relevant way with great dialog, do not miss this film!!

Once again..,Bravo Vince Vaughn for a spectacular performance! It's hard to believe, after seeing this film, he spent most of his career in comedic roles.


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