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Directed by Renny Harlin
Produced by Charles Band
Irwin Yablans
Written by Irwin Yablans
C. Courtney Joyner
Starring Viggo Mortensen
Chelsea Field
Lane Smith
Lincoln Kilpatrick
Music by Richard Band
Christopher L. Stone
Cinematography Mac Ahlberg
Editing by Andy Horvitch
Distributed by Empire Pictures
Release date(s) 1988
Running time 102 min
Country United States USA
Language English
Budget $4,000,000 (estimated)

Prison is a 1988 horror film starring Viggo Mortensen. It was filmed at the Old State Prison in Rawlins, Wyoming with many of its residents on the cast and crew.



In 1956, inmate Charlie Forsythe swallowed 60,000 volts of electricity for a murder he did not commit.

When Creedmore Prison is reopened after thirty years, it has not been standing empty. Charlie Forsythe is back - still charged with electric heat. Waiting for Eaton Sharpe (Lane Smith) - the man who stood by as Forsythe rode the electric chair.

Forsythe quickly makes up for lost time as his vengeance rises to a fever pitch of violent fury. Burke (Viggo Mortensen) and the other inmates soon realize that they will all be slaughtered unless Forsythe is allowed to repay his long-standing debt. With the lives of Creedmore in the balance, Sharpe and Forsythe are finally brought face-to-rotting-face in a duel that will pit Forsythe's supernatural rage against Sharpe's bloodthirsty instinct for survival.


Actor Role (Prison Staff)
Chelsea Field Katherine Walker
Lane Smith Warden Eaton Sharpe
Arlen Dean Snyder Captain Carl Horton
Hal Landon Jr. Wallace
Matt Kanen Johnson
Actor Role (Prisoners)
Viggo Mortensen Burke/Charlie Forsythe
Lincoln Kilpatrick Cresus
Tom Everett Rabbitt
Ivan Kane Joe 'Lasagna' Lazano
André DeShields Sandor
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Tiny
Stephen E. Little 'Rhino' Reynolds
Mickey Yablans Brian Young
Larry Flash Jenkins Hershey
Kane Hodder Charlie Forsythe


The film was released in 1988 on VHS by New World Pictures. In addition, this film has also since been released on DVD overseas, but not in the United States, save for bootlegs. As of December 20, 2009, no plans have been made for a legitimate Region 1 DVD release.

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