"We see that when he makes all the wrong decisions it gives him a better life, and all the right decisions make things worse. All of that stuff I find much more interesting than good versus evil and the noble guys making all the right decisions. Playing in that gray area is the most fun space." S. Craig Zahler (Director)


SUMMARY

A boxer-turned-drug runner lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets deadly.

Following his unique approach to genre filmmaking in Bone Tomahawk, S. Craig Zahler is back with another intense genre mash-up that was feted at Venice last year. A former boxer named Bradley loses his job as an auto mechanic, and his troubled marriage is about to come to an end. At a crossroads, he feels that he has no better option than to work for an old buddy as a drug courier. This improves his situation until the terrible day that he finds himself in a gunfight between a group of police officers and his own ruthless allies. When the smoke clears, Bradley is badly hurt and thrown in prison, where his enemies force him to commit acts of violence that turn the place into a savage battleground. With intense physicality and an intimidating look, Vince Vaughn delivers a top-notch and dark character study. He is accompanied by the equally brilliant Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter), Udo Kier and Don Johnson (Miami Vice).

FESTIVALS

TORONTO

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Born in Miami, writer and director S. Craig Zahler graduated from New York University's film department. Before directing Bone Tomehawk (2015), Zahler was a cinematographer. Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) is Zahler's second feature film.

CREDITS


  • Director
    S. CRAIG ZAHLER
  • Screenplay
    S. CRAIG ZAHLER
  • Cinematography
    BENJI BAKSHI
  • Editing
    GREG D’AURIA
  • Music
    JEFF HERRIOTT, S. CRAIG ZAHLER
  • Cast
    VINCE VAUGHN, JENNIFER CARPENTER, UDO KIER, DON JOHNSON
  • Producer
    JACK HELLER, DALLAS SONNIER
  • Production Co.
    ASSEMBLE MEDIA, CINESTATE, IMG FILMS, XYZ FILMS
  • Distributor
    FABULA

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