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Let's Go to Prison (2006)

When a career criminal's plan for revenge is thwarted by unlikely circumstances, he puts his intended victim's son in his place by putting him in prison...and then joining him.

Director:

Bob Odenkirk

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dax Shepard ... John Lyshitski
Will Arnett ... Nelson Biederman IV
Chi McBride ... Barry
David Koechner ... Shanahan
Dylan Baker ... Warden
Michael Shannon ... Lynard
Miguel Nino Miguel Nino ... Jesus
Jay Whittaker Jay Whittaker ... Icepick
Amy Hill ... Judge Eva Fwae Wun
David Darlow David Darlow ... Judge Biederman
Joseph Marcus Joseph Marcus ... Pawn Broker
Nick Phalen Nick Phalen ... John - 8 years
A.J. Balance ... John - 18 years
Jerry Minor ... Breen Guard
Mary Seibel Mary Seibel ... Old Bartender
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John Lyshitski, a young man who has been in prison more often than he has not over the entire course of his life, has just been released from what was his third prison sentence. In all three cases, he was sentenced by Judge Nelson Biederman III. As such, John makes it his mission to destroy the judge's life. Unable to do so, John does the next best thing: destroy the life of the judge's privileged thirty year old son, Nelson Biederman IV. In that new mission, John ends up not having to do anything as certain people are out to get Nelson IV, who in the process receives a 3 to 5 year prison sentence. Nelson IV's incarceration should be enough for John, who knows that someone like Nelson IV, ill-equipped mentally for a life behind bars, is easy prey to get beaten, raped and/or killed in prison. But John wants to witness and be at least a small part in Nelson IV's suffering. John's plan is to get busted, charged, and convicted for some crime, and end up in the same prison as Nelson IV's ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Welcome to the slammer

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content, some violence and drug material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

During the bar scene, the paper John is reading shows a headline about Lockport High overcrowding. The school is in fact, Lockport Township High School of Lockport Illinois and is actually facing alarming overcrowding at both east and central campuses. A referendum has been proposed and rejected twice by the taxpayers to build a third campus in Homer glen, forcing the school to construct trailers and go to split-shift schedules. See more »

Goofs

When Nelson Biederman IV first goes to cell, he starts crying and leans onto the wall, the wall shakes. See more »

Quotes

Nelson Biederman IV: [Long silence] So now what do we do?
John Lyshitski: Hmm?
[pause]
John Lyshitski: What do you mean?
Nelson Biederman IV: What do I mean? I mean, what are we... what are we supposed to *do*?
John Lyshitski: We're doin' it, man. This is it. We're right in the thick of the action. We hang out here, go to lunch, come back, hang out some more, go to dinner... You know how someone might describe a situation that's unpleasant or confining as being, "like a prison"?
Nelson Biederman IV: [pause] Yeah.
John Lyshitski: This is what they were referring to.
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Alternate Versions

DVD includes R-rated (84 minute) version and unrated (90 minute) version. See more »

Connections

References Up in Smoke (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Ain't That a Kick in the Head
Written by Sammy Cahn & Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
Performed by Dean Martin
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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crying takes the sad out of you
14 March 2007 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

John Lyshitski (Dax Shepard) is a young guy who's spent most of his life in prison, blaming the judge who continuously sent him them, he hatches his plan for revenge. But he dies three days before he gets free of prison, so John decides to go after the judge's son, Nelson (Will Arnet of brilliant "Arrested Development" fame) John's plan is to frame Nelson, get him sent to jail, and then get himself sent to the same jail to bunk with him, which he accomplishes. But things don't always go as planned afterwords though.

Personally I found this film hilarious and don't really know why there's all this hatred towards it. Will Arnet is pretty funny and Dax Shepard plays off him quite well. But the REAL star of the film is Chi McBride as Barry, an eloquent rapist. Whenever he's on the screen it had me in stitches. The film's not as good as Mr. Show was (but hell what can be?) But director Bob Odenkirk still has a winner here.

My Grade: B+


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

You Are Going to Prison See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,220,050, 19 November 2006

Gross USA:

$4,630,045

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,630,045
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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