Monroe Hutchens is the heavyweight champion of Sweetwater, a maximum security prison. He was convicted to a life sentence due to a passionate crime. Iceman Chambers is the heavyweight champion, who lost his title due to a rape conviction to ten years in Sweetwater. WHen these two giants collide in the same prison, they fight against each other disputing who is the real champion.

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  2. David Giler


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  1. Wesley Snipes

    Wesley Snipes

    Monroe Hutchen

  2. Ving Rhames

    Ving Rhames

    George 'Iceman' Chambers

  3. Peter Falk

    Peter Falk

    Mendy Ripstein

  4. Michael Rooker

    Michael Rooker

    A.J. Mercker

  5. Jon Seda

    Jon Seda

    Jesus 'Chuy' Campos

  6. Ken Medlock

    Ken Medlock

    Guard 1

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 36m

Budget $20,000,000.00

Revenue $12,398,628.00

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Release Information

  • August 23, 2002
    R, Theatrical



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