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Prison (1988)
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Prison (1988) When Charles Forsyth was sent to the electric chair for a crime he didn't commit, he forever haunts the prison where it occured. Flash forward several years the prison is reopened, under the control of it's new Warden Eaton Sharpe. A former security guard who framed Charlie. When prisoners are ordered to break down the wall to the electric chair, they unknowingly release the angry spirit of Charles Forsyth, a powerful being suffering from a murderous rage, all leading up to the Warden himself.

Movie Tagline:
Horror Has A New Home.

Title: Prison
Release Date: March 04, 1988
Runtime: 102 mins
Genre: Crime
All Genres: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Ultra Stereo
IMDB Rating: 5.8
Buried.com Rating: 6.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With P

MPAA Rating: R

Renny Harlin

Viggo Mortensen ...Burke / Forsythe Electrocution
Chelsea Field ...Katherine Walker
Lane Smith ...Warden Eaton Sharpe
Lincoln Kilpatrick ...Cresus
Tom Everett ...Rabbitt
Ivan Kane ...Lasagna
Andre De Shields ...Sandor
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister ...Tiny (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
Stephen E. Little ...'Rhino' Reynolds
Mickey yablans ...Brian young
Larry Flash Jenkins ...Hershey
Arlen Dean Snyder ...Captain Horton
Hal Landon Jr. ...Wallace
Matt Kanen ...Johnson
Rod Lockman ...Kramer
Jeff L. Deist ...Gate Guard
Kane Hodder ...Forsythe / Gas Mask Guard
George Wallace ...Joe Reese (as George D. Wallace)
Luciano Capozzoli ...Claxton
Duke Spencer ...Scully
Pat Noonan ...Collins
Lyle D. Kelsey ...Guard

Charles Band
Irwin yablans

Irwin yablans
C. Courtney Joyner
Renny Harlin

Richard Band
Christopher L. Stone

Movie Soundtrack(s):
"Love will be Hurrying to You"

More Movie Taglines:
  • Horror Has A New Home.
  • In 1956, Charles Forsyth was sent to the electric chair. Now he's back...
Movie Quote(s):
  • Lasagna: Yo, Adrianna.
  • Lasagna: I hear you can take anything on four wheels, man, and fly it away to heaven. Burke: Well don't believe everything you hear.
  • Lasagna: I thought bustin' cars was your thing. Burke: Well a car ain't nothing but a series of locks. Older the lock, easier it is. And this place... is old.
  • Burke: Let me tell you something. I was making it a real point to mind my own business. Maybe you oughta try that for a while. Start right now. You give me back my ball, I'll give you yours.
Movie Trivia:
  • The prison where the movie was shot, the former Wyoming State Prison located in Rawlins, Wyoming, has daily tours and much of the set remains intact from when crews filmed there in 1987.
  • The electric chair (which was never used in Wyoming) was built into the actual gas chamber of the Wyoming Prison and the death scenes were filmed there. The original chair, was carefully removed and an electric chair was built in its place. During the shooting, Viggo Mortensen's convulsions were so violent the arms of the chair were broken and needed to be repaired.
  • The high altitude sun in Wyoming caused shooting issues in the scene where the prisoners are stripped to their underwear and forced to stand outside all day. Due to technical issues, the scene was shot over and over and the prisoners in the background become sunburned on one side of their bodies only as extras were not provided sunblock.
  • The water that Viggo Mortensen runs through in his underwear was real. That part of the prison had been flooded for years, the temperature in the room was below 50F and the water temperature was 46F. Mortensen's shivering is real. He insisted on shooting the scenes without a double, and only at being forced to relented for some close up scenes.
  • The "gate" for the entrance to the prison does not exist. It was built onto a back wall section of the prison. In the process of cutting a hole in the wall for vehicles, the wall, constructed by prison labor, it was discovered, had many odd items in it as filler including a snow plow.
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