In Hell

August 8, 2003 0 By Fans
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Juan Fernandez as Shubka, the Russian Gypsy Transvestite, in

Plot

A man must survive a prison where hardened criminals battle to the death for the wardens' entertainment.

Release Year: 2003

Rating: 5.9/10 (7,996 voted)

Director:
Ringo Lam

Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lawrence Taylor, Marnie Alton

Storyline
Kyle LeBlanc is an American working overseas in Russia. When he hears his wife being attacked over the phone, Kyle rushes home to find that he's too late. The man who killed his wife is found not guilty on lack of evidence. So Kyle takes the law into his own hands, and kills the man to avenge his wife's death. He is sentenced to life in prison without parole. The Russian prison he is sent to is tough, and the warden amuses himself by putting on fights where he fills his pockets with money by betting on the fights. Kyle begins to break and go crazy, so he is forced into these fights because the warden knows he is a sure thing. Kyle's cellmate 451 begins to make him think what he fights for. With that, Kyle knows now he must fight another battle: the fight for inner peace. It is the only way he can become the man he once was.

Writers: Eric James Virgets, Jorge Alvarez

Cast:

Jean-Claude Van Damme

Kyle LeBlanc


Lawrence Taylor

451


Marnie Alton

Grey LeBlanc


Alan Davidson

Malakai

(as Malakai Davidson)


Billy Rieck

Coolhand


Jorge Luis Abreu

Boltun


Lloyd Battista

General Hruschov


Michael Bailey Smith

Valya


Robert LaSardo

Usup


Carlos Gómez

Tolik


Chris Moir

Billy Cooper


Paulo Tocha

Victor


Juan Fernández

Shubka


Clark Sanchez

Tiefoo


Manol Manolov

Ivan

Taglines:
Rage unleashed.



Details

Official Website:
Filmax International (Spanish) |

Release Date: 8 August 2003

Filming Locations: Bulgaria



Box Office Details

Budget: $17,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $302,979
(Spain)
(8 August 2003)
(131 Screens)

Gross: $531,561
(Spain)
(28 August 2003)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

Lawrence Taylor's character is named 451, a reference to Ray Bradbury's novel Fahrenheit 451.

Quotes:

451:
Without evil, we would never recognize good.



User Review

brutal prison drama

Rating: 8/10

I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed this film, as it was a very
hard hitting and brutal drama, which I didn't expect from a Van Damme
film.
Certain scenes I found profoundly disturbing, but also very gripping and
compelling. I think this film deserved more praise than it recieved on
it's
release, but fans of Van Damme will like it anyway!!! It may also come as
a
surprise to a more varied movie goer, like it did to me.