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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 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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Confronto no Pavilhão 99  »

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

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During the brawl scene, when Bradley (Vince Vaughn) returns to his cell, the body of the slain guard is nowhere to be seen, however Bradley indicates verbally to Warden Thuggs (Don Johnson) that the guard in question "will not answer", implying that the man has not been moved and that he is, in fact, dead. See more »

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James: Are you ok?
Bradley Thomas: South of ok. North of cancer.
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God Bless My Mama
Written by Jeff Herriott & S. Craig Zahler
Performed by The O'Jays featuring Eddie Levert & Walter Williams
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How on earth did this get such high praise?
15 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

I watched this movie constantly repeating that question to myself, I can't believe i was fooled by a reviewer here that actually stated this was the best movie They'd seen all year. There are scenes that are so bad i couldn't tell if they've intentionally been put in there for comedic effect or they were intended to be serious. One such scene is when the main character Bradley (played by Vaughn) dives into a body of water only to re emerge seconds later bone dry. It was honestly like an amateur teenager had directed it and spent the entire budget on Vaughn's fee. By the end they couldn't even be bothered to use any special effects and opted to use crash test dummies. It takes more than shocking violence to make a movie, i've seen it being compared to a Tarantino flick but at least his movies have substance and great quotable dialogue. Fans of B-movies may enjoy but for me it was so bad it became comical.


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