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Posted: 7/25/2002 5:49:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/25/2002 5:53:55 AM EDT by Cincinnatus]
Not POW movie, but straight up, Prison movie. See poll... A few that I didn't put in the poll: "Birdman of Alcatraz" "Lock Up" "Brubaker" (which I don't think counts, because the protagonist is the warden) "Shawshank Redemption"
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 5:54:43 AM EDT
Personally, I love "The Longest Yard".
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 5:59:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/25/2002 6:02:52 AM EDT by FullRange]
I liked the one with Sylvester Stallone - Break Out ? Nope the name of the movie is - Lock Up
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 6:04:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/25/2002 6:04:51 AM EDT by SeaDweller]
Only seen half of those but "Innocent Man" was pretty damm good. Still not out on DVD yet. Escape was pretty good but lacked the "shanking" action "Innocent Man" had. Hey blood, where's "Blood in Blood Out"?
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 6:06:24 AM EDT
What about "Canned Heat" or "Ilsa She-Wolf of the SS"?
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 6:08:43 AM EDT
Innocent Man was great.
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 6:09:44 AM EDT
Just put in my vote for Cool Hand Luke...it's Newman btw. [:)] ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 6:11:19 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 6:14:25 AM EDT
[b][u]Mean Machine[/u][/b] gets my vote because it has Vinnie Jones in it. the_reject
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 6:14:55 AM EDT
'What we got here is failure to communicate.' - [i][b]Captain[/b][/i] [url]http://www.destgulch.com/movies/luke/[/url] Check out the sound clips! Eric The(Yassir,Cap'n)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 6:17:48 AM EDT
Papillon. "hey, how do I look"? AB
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 6:24:42 AM EDT
What about Carbine Williams?I liked Shawshank and Cool Hand Luke
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 6:47:24 AM EDT
Penitentary 6....
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 6:49:04 AM EDT
Cool Hand and Shawshank. I think Shawshank was the better movie, but Paul Newman was awesome in Cool Hand.
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 7:09:45 AM EDT
I can't believe nobody's voted for "The Longest Yard". That movie rules.
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 7:32:53 AM EDT
"The Last Castle" -Marksman
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 7:34:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/25/2002 7:34:25 AM EDT by Cincinnatus]
I can't believe I forgot to put "Bad Boys" (Sean Penn) on there.
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 7:44:16 AM EDT
Tke Shawshank Redemption Eric
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 8:06:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/25/2002 8:07:09 AM EDT by NOVA5]
The Green Mile
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 8:11:37 AM EDT
Originally Posted By EricE: Tke Shawshank Redemption Eric
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Agreed. Of all the ones I've seen, that one is the most memorable, though Cool Hand Luke is a classic movie and comes in a close second.
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 8:18:19 AM EDT
[b]Brubaker[/b], and it's a true story!
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 8:22:56 AM EDT
I'd have to rate them two ways: Entertainment and Greatness [b]"Entertaining" Prison Movies: 1)Longest Yard 2)Bad Boys 3)Cool Hand Luke 4)Innocent Man 5)Escape From Alcatraz "Great" Prison Movies: 1)Cool Hand Luke 2)Papillon 3)Shawshank 4)Escape From Alcatraz 5)Longest Yard
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 8:28:11 AM EDT
"When a man's mother dies and, uh, he gets to thinking about her funeral and paying respects. Before he knows it, his mind ain't right. He's got rabbit in his blood and he runs." - [i][b]Captain[/b][/i] Eric The(MindAin'tRight)Hun[>]:)]
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Link Posted: 7/25/2002 10:30:42 AM EDT
Shawshank, but Cool Hand Luke is an all-time classic. The Happy(Icaneat50eggs)Blaster
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 4:42:16 PM EDT
How about American Me?Its about the Mexican mafia.Most takes place in prison.Lots of shanks and even a couple a rapes.Supposedly these guys still run the prisons in Kalifornia.
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 5:08:45 PM EDT
Midnight Express [img]http://shopping.yahoo.com/video/images/muze/dvd/bg/01/135201.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 5:13:39 PM EDT
Shawshank Redemption was a very good prison movie.
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 5:44:39 PM EDT
Definately one of the most brutal is "American Me". Pretty difficult to watch at times.
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 5:45:31 PM EDT
Yup....Shawshank and Midnight Express were two of the best ever.
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 10:19:51 PM EDT
What?...you guy's didn't like "Blood in Blood Out"? Shankings galore and a "Tinker Bell" to top it off.
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 11:14:29 PM EDT
"Bad Boys" and the prison clips in "American History X"
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 11:35:51 PM EDT
Most of the best were listed. I still like the classic old war style prison flick... The Great Escape.
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 6:52:40 AM EDT
From what I've learned from prison movies, America has a problem with unreasonably cruel wardens managing our prisons.
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 7:08:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/26/2002 7:09:18 AM EDT by Cincinnatus]
Originally Posted By Stealth: Most of the best were listed. I still like the classic old war style prison flick... The Great Escape.
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Sorry, but POW movies don't count. POW movies have none of the key elements: 1. scary convicts who "just got out of the hole". 2. threat of going to "the Hole" 3. shanks. 4. prison rapes 5. guys named "Bull" 6. drama in "the yard" All the great prison movies have these things in common.
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 9:08:27 AM EDT
Prison movies Shawsank Redemption Short Eyes [url]http://us.imdb.com/Plot?0076706[/url] Obscure prison movie about a a child molester who gets his comeuppance. Seemed pretty realistic and brutal at the time. Papillion Carbine Williams [url]http://us.imdb.com/Plot?0044480[/url]. (okay, so not that great but also plays into the gun interest of this forum). It stars Jimmy Stewart in the true story of David Williams who invented and *built* the M-1 Carbine while serving time on a prison work farm). POW movies Bridge Over the River Kwai The Birdmen (made for TV)[url]http://us.imdb.com/Plot?0066833 [/url] Pretty ridiculous but entertaining move about POWS who construct a glider in secrecy to fly out of a POW camp on a mountain top (presumably Colditz)to Switzerland... I told you it was ridiculous.
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 9:11:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 9:16:51 AM EDT
I'd say that "Reform School Girls" counts as one. [img]http://www.geocities.com/sunsetstrip/alley/1163/rsgstk.jpg[/img]
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