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Sylvester Stallone stars in this prison melodrama as Frank Leone, an auto mechanic who just wants to play with the neighborhood kids and marry his sweetheart Melissa (Darlanne Fluegel). But when a bunch of punks kill the old man who took Frank off the streets and acted as his mentor when he was fourteen, Frank seeks out the criminals and beats them up. Frank is arrested and sentenced to six months in a minimum-security prison. Frank figures he'll serve out his time and marry Melissa, but the fates are against him. Hateful Warden Drumgoole (Donald Sutherland), who has an old score to settle… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 17%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The summer of 1989 was the summer of Batman, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Lethal Weapon 2 and several other sizable hits, so who in their right mind wanted to waste time and money on a generic Stallone prison flick?"
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Vicious, violent story set in corrupt prison, starring Stallone and Sutherland."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"has more in common with the litany of weak films from the 90s than with his powerful flicks"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Not a bad prison movie until Stallone turns into a one-man army during a really ludicrous climax."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, FulvueDrive-in.com
"Director John Flynn keeps it all in check and creates a believable prison community, but the screenplay insists on cliché and idiocy to get by."
‑ Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com
"Lock this up in a vault and throw away the key."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone, TheMovieChicks.com
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