Death Warrant (1990)





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Canadian Mountie Louis Burke (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is assigned to a bizarre case where prison inmates are being murdered. Sent to the jail to investigate while undercover as a prisoner, Burke is hot on the trail until one of his former busts, the Sandman (Patrick Kilpatrick), is transferred to the same prison.
R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Action & Adventure , Art House & International
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MGM Home Entertainment


Cynthia Gibb
as Amanda Beckett
George Dickerson
as Attorney General Tom Vogler
Art LaFleur
as Sgt. DeGraff
Patrick Kilpatrick
as Christian Naylor, `The Sandman'
Hank Woessner
as Romaker
George Jenesky
as Konefke
Jack Bannon
as Ben Keane
Joshua John Miller
as Douglas Tisdale
Hank Stone
as Romaker
Al Leong
as Bruce
Armin Shimerman
as Dr. Gottesman
Gerry Black
as Officer
Carlease Burke
as Sergeant Waters
Dorothy Dells
as Helen Vogler
Nick Gambella
as Desk Guard
C.E. Grimes
as Inmate
Hans Howes
as Keller
John Lantz
as Sam Walden
Paolo Tocha
as Perez
Danny Weselis
as Scraggly Youth
Robert Winley
as Tall Convict
Mark Di Salle
as Con Food Server
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Critic Reviews for Death Warrant

All Critics (4)

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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
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September 7, 2005

If you like Jean-Claude's movies, this might be tolerable. If not, stay away ... stay far, far away!

May 29, 2003
Juicy Cerebellum

Van Damme should have stuck to the martial-arts flicks

September 17, 2002

Also known as "The One with Van Damme in Jail."

July 25, 2002

Audience Reviews for Death Warrant


Van Damme goodness.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer


Death Warrant is another typical 80's- early 90's action flick. It's cliche to a fault. The dialog is beyond campy, the action is a bit cheesy, and the plot is fairly predictable. Jean Claude Van Dame is one pretty cool dude. I wish he could've done more work in today's industry. He round house kicks his way through every bad guy in the prison. Very typical JCVD... I can't recommend this... but if you like his work or enjoy martial arts/action movies, then this is entertaining enough.

Derek A
Derek A

Super Reviewer

this old van damme stuff is always good

danny d
danny d

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