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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S. Craig Zahler
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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 ... 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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Upon first arriving at the prison, two separate prisoners make reference to a prison in Austria. They are most likely referring to Justice Center Leoben, which has been recognized as one of the "nicest" prisons in the world due to its modern and luxurious architecture and furniture. See more »

Goofs

As Bradley damages the car with his bare hands, it's obvious that it was staged to come apart. However, this may be another deliberate low-budget "grindhouse" effect. See more »

Quotes

Warden Tuggs: The men here aren't like those faggots over there in the Fridge. You can test us if you want to. Prisoners are expensive, and we're only too happy to help the State balance its budget by deploying some cheap lead.
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Alternate Versions

German version was cut by approx. 80 seconds to secure a "Not under 18" rating. The uncut version was released with a SPIO/JK approval. See more »


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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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Vince Vaughn Hardcore!
13 October 2017 | by stephenw-30180See all my reviews

I was pretty much blown away by "Brawl in cell block 99". I was a big fan of S.Craig Zahler who Directed the film Bone Tomahawk. This film is better in many ways. I'm hooked on his genius.

To say the film is violent is an understatement but nothing any hardcore thriller/Horror fan hasn't seen before. This film delivers the violence, however, with a purpose and is almost just given the narrative. Zahler turns the protagonist into an antihero. With superb zeal.

I am a fan of Vince Vaughn and this film is a testament to his terrific range and ability as a great American actor. In fact, I think it's his finest performance to date. In the spirit of not divulging any spoilers, I will just give potential viewers my opinion of the film as a whole.

Supporting cast of Don Johnson, Udo Kier and Jennifer Carpenter are outstanding! Direction was phenomenal as it guides the viewer through the story line with such ease, in a hard to tell plot.

Nothing is gratuitous or overdone. It's simply a great story with simple plot, done in a purposeful way. For a film with 132 mins.runtime it goes very quickly. A testament to a great movie.

I have become a huge fans of S. Craig Zahler and can't wait to see his next film.

Fans of violent Thrillera told in a relevant way with great dialog, do not miss this film!!

Once again..,Bravo Vince Vaughn for a spectacular performance! It's hard to believe, after seeing this film, he spent most of his career in comedic roles.


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Release Date:

6 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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