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Lockdown (2000)

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Avery (Jones) returns to college as a competitive swimmer after getting his life back on track. But his life takes another unexpected turn when he and his two friends (Bonds, Casseus) are wrongly accused of murder and end up in prison.

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John Luessenhop
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard T. Jones ... Avery Montgomery
Gabriel Casseus ... Cashmere
De'aundre Bonds ... Dre
Master P ... Clean Up
Melissa De Sousa ... Krista
Bill Nunn ... Charles
Clifton Powell ... Malachi Young
Sticky Fingaz ... Broadway
David 'Shark' Fralick ... Graffiti (as David Shark Fralick)
Anna Maria Horsford ... Saunders
Chrystale Wilson ... Dana
Paulette Braxton ... Marisa
Mike Butters ... Barkley
Joe Torry ... Alize
Mary Evans Mary Evans ... Anderson
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Storyline

Avery had to drop out of college to support his girlfriend Krista and their son Jordan, but he saved his money and is eager to get back in the game. He has returned to the swim meet circuit and is now having the time of his life. One night, after winning a race, he is approached by a college scout. Thrilled, he goes out with his friends Dre and Cashmere to celebrate. A gun used in a drive-by shooting somehow finds its way into Cashmere's car. The cops arrive, and soon the trio land in jail. Cashmere has an easier time adapting to penitentiary life than Dre and Avery, who are more unfamiliar with the gang life that pervades the environment. Avery clings to Krista and Jordan as reasons to hold on, but there is only one man who can, and will, fight on his behalf - Charles, his swimming scout, who believes in his innocence without question. Regardless of the outcome, Avery must learn to hold on to his ideals after the brutality he has witnessed. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal violence including sexual assaults, a strong scene of sexuality, pervasive language and graphic drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A fogoly See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$200,000, 16 February 2003

Gross USA:

$449,482

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$449,482
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

De'aundre Bonds and Gabriel Casseus previously starred together in Get on the Bus (1996). See more »

Goofs

During the final fight, the stab wound in Ruckus' back disappears and reappears between shots. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits have the following excerpt: "I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me... ...they only see my surroundings, themselves, or figments of their imagination -- indeed, everything and anything except me." Ralph Ellison Invisible Man See more »

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Surprisingly GOOD!!! could of been better if it has Popular Actors.
16 June 2006 | by Li_85See all my reviews

Lockdown is a Low class Prison Movie that Entertains Big time. I enjoy watching Black Crime movies and like Prison Movies. I saw the cover of Lockdown and did'nt expect much. I still rented it out, since i had nothing else to watch. Surprisingly, the movie was very good with just a few bad scenes. If you enjoy watching Prison Break and like brutal prison movies, then this is a good choice. The movie shows some disturbing, brutal and harsh realities of American Prison life. It focuses on three friends who get arrested in suspection of murder. One of the friends, stupidly shoots at the police, which is why they get arrested. The acting ain't so professional, with not so popular actors and rappers in main roles. The storyline and direction was however very impressive. For all fans of this genre, i know there have been some crap movie with rappers in recent times, but this is worth the watch.


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