Movie Recommendation of the Week: Lock Up

Of all the action movies Sylvester Stallone did back in the late 80s and early to mid 90s I think that Lock Up feels like the least known.   There’s almost a cult feeling to the movie.   But since I love prison movies there was just no way I could leave it off of our movie recommendation list.

For those who need a little bit of explanation, here’s what the movie is about:  Frank Leone is nearing the end of his prison term for a relatively minor crime. Just before he is paroled, however, Warden Drumgoole takes charge. Drumgoole was assigned to a hell-hole prison after his administration was publicly humiliated by Leone, and has now arrived on the scene to ensure that Leone never sees the light of day.

It’s a fun little cat and mouse game.  Drumgoole is played by Donald Sutherland and he does a hell of a job.   It’s exactly what you’d expect of a 1989 pseudo action film starting Stallone.   But it’s definitely worth your time.  Trailer is after the jump…..


This beginning trailer music is so bad it’s not even funny.

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  1. Love this movie. Sly’s yelling reaches octaves never heard before, or since lol. Definitely one of my favorite non-Rocky/non-Rambo Sly films. I’m hoping “The Tomb” next year with him and Arnie is similar in tone.

  2. Love this one!! Just seen this one 5th time last week. For me best part is where Sly ties his hand to the lever and shouts “COME ON..SHOOT ME!!”

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