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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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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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Action | Crime | Drama

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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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$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

The German ratings board FSK rejected this film twice for a "Not under 18" certification. Only after the film was cut, it was approved for release. See more »

Goofs

Bradley confronts his wife in the driveway and dumps the contents of her purse on the ground. When she goes in the house, there is a long shot of Bradley next to the car, but nothing is on the ground at his feet, where only seconds before there had been the things in her purse. See more »

Quotes

Warden Tuggs: I suspect that Amnesty International would frown upon the contents of this room. Cell Block 99 is the prison within the prison. You will stay down here until you're sorted out. Or carried out.
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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 »

Connections

References Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954) See more »

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The Letter That Won't Ever Be Sent
Written by Jeff Herriott & S. Craig Zahler
Performed by Butch Tavares
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BRAWL = WTF! Give me MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
17 October 2017 | by favrefan-49700See all my reviews

Let me allay any fears this movie is lame, as stated by a couple reviewers here. Their opinions here are extremely inaccurate. With that being said....

Vince Vaughn is a shining star in this brutally violent, perfectly paced story, with a descent into a hell only his character can navigate. The movie is rare in that it's not slow, boring or overdone. Each piece is compartmentalized on purpose, to guide the audience to the climax. There isn't a big list of elite A list actors, huge musical score, tons of CGI, no. What you have here is director's genius, visualizing the journey from A-Z in a way that will captivate you. You will not want the movie to end.

I do think this is a turning point for Vaughn, as I only usually see him in romantic movies or comedies. He's truly found his spirit here and I hope it leads him to similar roles. He plays it in a way you've never seen him. Try to imagine Tom Hanks playing a man without a care. It's that hard to wrap your head around.

Don Johnson shines as a degenerate warden and the small cast of characters scattered throughout the movie play key roles in the makeup of the plot; all done to perfection.

Trust me y'all, you DON'T want to miss this one, it will have you begging more for more, guaranteed! So much face smashing destruction is actually a delight. I will not spoil a single thing, go see it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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