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Release Date: November 17, 2006
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Bob Odenkirk
Screenwriter: Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, Michael Patrick Jann
Starring: Dax Shepard, Will Arnett, Chi McBride, Dylan Baker, Steve Dahl, David Koechner, Michael Shannon
Genre: Comedy
MPAA Rating:
R (for language, sexual content, some violence and drug material)
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The joint’s a scary place, so you better make friends fast. Right away, Nelson offends the wrong cons and is sold—by John—to Barry (CHI McBRIDE, The Nine, The Terminal, Undercover Brother) for prison snuggling. But the moment that revenge starts tasting sweet, Nelson becomes Big Man in the Big House and turns the tables on John…changing the rules of his insane game. More here
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1. Production Information
When asked about prison movies, the film buff instantly calls to mind epochal pictures such as Cool Hand Luke, The Count of Monte Cristo and Birdman of Alcatraz...

2. Willingly Going to Prison: Filmmakers Get Locked Up
According to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics—as of June 2005—2,186,230 prisoners were held in Federal or State prisons or in local jails. This represents roughly .7% of America’s people, or approximately the population of Houston, Texas...

3. Casting the Inmates: Dax, Will and Chi Get Their Prison Orange
When deciding who could most accurately and comically portray the roles of repeat offender John Lyshitski, entitled prat Nelson Biederman the IVth and cell-block lothario Barry, the filmmakers turned to three players who had their acting roots in comedy...

4. Life Behind Bars: Design and Style of the Film
In searching for an actual prison in which to set the film, the filmmakers looked for an active holding facility in Los Angeles, Pittsburgh and New York that could serve as their
Rossmore State Penitentiary...

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Chi McBride on Let's Go to Prison
CanMag, CA - Nov 23, 2006
... started using it and they were due to come back that June and we were done by then.”. Let's Go to Prison is out in theatres now.

VUE Weekly, Canada - Nov 23, 2006
Going by the trailers, I didn’t expect much from Let’s Go to Prison. That’s actually putting it mildly—I thought watching ...

"Let's Go to Prison" a criminal endeavor
Reuters - Nov 20, 2006
NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - The ingenuity and talent of the movie industry's trailer creators are well demonstrated by "Let's Go to Prison" because the few ...

Let's Go to Prison
Chicago Tribune, United States - Nov 20, 2006
... guy being sent to a penitentiary. But the juvenile "Let's Go to Prison," which opened Friday, never comes close to locating it. ...

'Let's Go to Prison' is shackled by bad jokes, silly stereotypes
Boston Globe, United States - Nov 17, 2006
By Ty Burr, Globe Staff | November 18, 2006. The title of "Let's Go to Prison" aptly sums up the experience of watching it: 84 minutes of hard time. ...

Cinematic Happenings Under Development, NY - Nov 15, 2006
... Let’s Go To Prison sees Shepard, who starred on Ashton Kutcher’s prank show Punk’d, as well as Without A Paddle and Zathura, playing a convict who has ...

Get Mobile With Let's Go To Prison Holiday Giveaway
Yahoo! News (press release) - Nov 9, 2006
9 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobio Networks today announced a new mobile promotion in conjunction with Universal Picture's Nov. 17 release of Let's Go To Prison. ...

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