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Avery had it all: his beautiful girlfriend, Krista, a young son and a full scholarship ahead of him. But in the blink of an eye, it was all taken away. What started as a night out with his buddies ended with the shooting of a cop and Avery behind bars. He's innocent, but that doesn't matter in a place that has its own set of rules. As Krista works to prove his innocence, Avery struggles to survive the day-to-day hardships of prison life. In the tradition of "Oz" comes a story of what it takes to
Jun 1, 2002 Wide
Apr 29, 2003
Palm Pictures - Official Site
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Despite a low budget and predictable story line, Lockdown has undeniable power to it, fired by some fine performances and a terrifying portrayal of prison life that rings disturbingly true.
Doesn't tell you much about prison life that the movies ... haven't told you already.
Benefits from authenticity, sincerity and an honest sense of outrage.
Though over-the-top and simplistic, the film has a punchy B-movie grit and gusto.
Lockdown makes that excruciating and often terrifying ordeal of incarceration gut wrenching and palpable.
Melodramatic and sincere, Lockdown shows the penal system's corruptions sensationally, in ways that distinguish it from sensational prison flicks like Seagal's trippy Half Past Dead (2002) or Stallone's histrionic Lock Up (1989).
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