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Lockdown (2002)

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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 get by in the toughest place on earth, starring Richard T. Jones (The Wood), Gabriel Casseus (Black Hawk Down), De'Aundre Bonds (3 Strikes), Melissa De Sousa (The Best Man), Bill Nunn (Spider-Man) and rap superstar Master P.

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Cast

Richard T. Jones
as Avery Montgomery
Master P
as Clean Up
Bill Nunn
as Charles
Clifton Powell
as Malachi Young
Mike Butters
as Barkley
Joe Torry
as Alize
Mary Evans
as Anderson
Darrell Young
as Little G
Debra Johns
as Mrs. Wells
Bud White
as Judge
Doug Berryman
as Bus Driver
Darrold Morris
as Arresting Officer
Mark Fourte
as Board Officer
Dorsey Ray
as Commitee Member #1
La Wanda Johnson
as Commitee Member #2
Harriett Levine
as Committee Member #3
Forrest Fyre
as State Official
Kevin Kennedy
as Visiting Guard
Frederick Deane
as Time Keeper
Stanis K. Askew
as Gospel Singer #2
Rodney Bowe
as Gospel Singer #3
Lowell Burton Jr.
as Gospel Singer #4
Darnell Cameron
as Gospel Singer #5
Lucas Critchfield
as Gospel Singer #6
Debra Nelson
as Gospel Singer #7
Talena L. Hines
as Gospel Singer #8
Shirley Holden
as Gospel Singer #9
Wanda John
as Gospel Singer #10
Wilma John
as Gospel Singer #11
Tiffany Johnson
as Gospel Singer #12
Mark McConnell
as Gospel Singer #13
Charlie Mitchell
as Gospel Singer #14
Yolanda Olivas
as Gospel Singer #15
Lamont Paige
as Gospel Singer #16
Tom Robinson
as Gospel Singer #17
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Critic Reviews for Lockdown

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (5)

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.

February 14, 2003 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Detroit News
Top Critic

Doesn't tell you much about prison life that the movies ... haven't told you already.

February 14, 2003
Washington Post
Top Critic

Benefits from authenticity, sincerity and an honest sense of outrage.

February 14, 2003 | Rating: 3/4
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

What makes the movie memorable is its authenticity.

February 14, 2003 | Full Review…
Washington Post
Top Critic

Though over-the-top and simplistic, the film has a punchy B-movie grit and gusto.

February 13, 2003 | Rating: B-
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

Lockdown makes that excruciating and often terrifying ordeal of incarceration gut wrenching and palpable.

February 17, 2003
Long Island Press

Audience Reviews for Lockdown

This movie is about an innocent group of guys who get framed for murder and try to survive the jail experience. Rough stuff.

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