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Hangfire (1991)






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Movie Info

A toxic gas mishap forces the evacuation of a New Mexico prison, allowing a group of psychotic prisoners to escape in this action effort from director Peter Maris.more
Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Brian D. Jeffries
On DVD: Aug 7, 1991
Motion Picture Corporation of America


Brad Davis
as Sheriff Ike Slayton
Kim Delaney
as Maria Montoya Slayto...
Jan-Michael Vincent
as Colonel Johnson
Ken Foree
as Billy
Lee de Broux
as Kuttner
Yaphet Kotto
as Lieutenant
Peter Lupus
as Sgt. Conlan
Blake Conway
as Captain
Myron Dubow
as Examiner #3
Fred Schneider
as Attorney Allen
David Stein
as Senator Way
Raphael Stein
as National Guardsman
Cecile Krevoy
as Examiner #1
Steve Stabler
as Examiner #2
Marco Kyris
as Convict Guard
Rick Parez
as Asst. Warden
Anthony Herron
as Black Convict
Jon Tilkemeier
as Thin Convict
Brad Jenkel
as Corps Man
Todd Roberts
as Hispanic Cop
Laurence Rothschild
as Hispanic Convict
Francis Buchbaum
as Woman at Wedding
Alexandra Davis
as Child at Wedding
Joy Peters
as Child at Wedding
Robert Peters
as Child at Wedding
Josť Lopez
as Musician at Wedding
Eugenio Cordero
as Musician at Wedding
Maso Mendoza
as Musician at Wedding
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Critic Reviews for Hangfire

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Routine, watchable and efficient prison escape film.

Full Review… | April 10, 2015
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Audience Reviews for Hangfire


I read nothing but bad reviews about Hangfire on another site.In my opinion, I think it was a pretty good movie.It had a couple laugh out loud parts where they messed up & you knew it but they didn't want you to know it.The storyline was alright & kept my interest till the very end.If you got some time to spare, Hangfire is a movie that's worth taking a look at

Brody Manson

Super Reviewer

★ (out of four)

Lousy action thriller with few redeeming qualities. Amateurish direction and stiff performnces are probably the best things I can say about it. Much of it is downright offensive.

During a prison evcuation, a group of inmates break lose, taking hostages. They head towards Mexico, but decide to take over a small New Mexico town instead. The town becomes a battleground with the sheriff (Brad Davis) trying to maintain control.

It's too bad to see Davis in this film. He was so good in "Midnight Express" from 1978 and also appeared in the Oscar winning "Chariots of Fire". What a waste.


Steve Smith

this is a bad bad bad movie. the dialogue is all a cliche and the acting is stupid. i made up the script to make it better. it doesnt get better. the maing uy is just like army people in the movie.

Lisa Shaw

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