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Half Past Dead [2003]
Front Cover Actor
Steven Seagal
Morris Chestnut
Movie Details
Director Don Michael Paul
Language English
Running Time 94 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Despite critical roasting, Half Past Dead is, surprisingly, not half bad. Once you recognise this bastard child's recent action-flick heritage (The Rock being the most obvious of a dozen pilfered plot lines), you can kick back and enjoy the unexpected perks that arise when a deep-cover FBI sleuth (Steven Seagal) accompanies a convicted crook (rapper Ja Rule) into "New Alcatraz" prison. A death-row killer (Bruce Weitz) sits on a $200 million goldmine, keeping his secret as a bargaining chip when criminal commandos (led by the ever-cool Morris Chestnut) drop in for a lethally greedy raid. After cutting his teeth on trashy, short-lived US TV series, director Don Michael Paul can't do much to help the puffy, career-tanking Seagal, but he's got lively allies in Ja Rule and alleged "has-been" Nia Peeples (forget Lara Croft, this babe rocks), and even legendary action-TV producer Stephen J Cannell drops in for a cameo. Derivative from the get-go, but fun just the same. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 65
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon UK
Product Details
Format DVD
Region 2
UPC (Barcode) 5035822338937
Release Date 15.09.2003
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1