- 1 Prisons are a rustic’s most harmful institution filled with the dregs of society taking the type of probably the most violent villains, sly schemers and bad-ass cons. It’s a realm ruled by guidelines for people who break the principles. For those who’re stuck in this hive of scum and villainy you’d better ensure you can handle your self otherwise you’ll end up someone’s kid or toes up with a tag in the jail morgue. From underground fights to riotous uprisings with vigilantes, undercover cops fearing discovery, and even unusual schmoes in extraordinary circumstances, prison films and settings have confirmed again and again to be probably the most intense and nail-biting of situations. With hazard from cons and authorities waiting round every corner you literally need eyes behind your head and a few critical martial arts expertise when you’re going to outlive. Right here at KFK we discovered the baddest most low-down prison struggle scenes within the joint, pulled them out of solitary confinement and thrown them into common inhabitants. It’s time for lockdown as we present these Top 10 Prison Fight Scenes – the most effective (or worst!) prison fights that includes a number of the hardest names in martial arts cinema (in descending order)…
- 2 Massive Stan (2007) — Prison Yard Fight
- 3 The Fate of the Furious / Hobbs vs Shaw (2017) — Prison Break
- 4 Dying Warrant (1990) — Battling The Sandman
- 5 Blood and Bone (2009) — Prison Laundry Fight
- 6 Avengement (2019) — A Hardened Rusty Nail
- 7 …and in at #1 is…
- 8 The Raid 2 (2014) — Prison Yard Fight
- 9 So there we’ve got it people, KFK’s Top 10 Prison Fight Scenes which features a few of action cinema’s largest stars distinguished by their legit martial prowess. Which of the entries do you like greatest, and which others do you assume should make Part 2? Tell us within the feedback under; Like, share and be a part of in the conversation on Fb (ship us your Bottle cap problem videos, as we’re sharing a ton of those proper now!), and comply with us on Twitter & Instagram too. Value your freedom? Be grateful you’re not in the slammer! Now, battle, not only to outlive, but thrive within the FUniverse, by testing these exclusive interviews, more Top 10’s, sporting your personal KFK hoodie and subscribe on YouTube for extra high-tension motion!
- Massive Stan (2007) — Prison Yard Fight
- The Fate of the Furious / Hobbs vs Shaw (2017) — Prison Break
- Dying Warrant (1990) — Battling The Sandman
- Blood and Bone (2009) — Prison Laundry Fight
- Avengement (2019) — A Hardened Rusty Nail
We kick off this hard-nosed Top 10 with probably the most unlikeliest of entries. Dealing with a jail sentence for fraud, real-estate con artist Stan Minton (Rob Schneider) fears being raped in jail and will get some training from a martial arts guru recognized solely as “The Master” (the late David Carradine). As soon as incarcerated Stan the Man makes use of his newly acquired pain-inducing expertise to grow to be the jail yard’s prime canine.
Fight coordinator Mike Gunther (“Book of Eli”, Star “Trek”), and Guro Dan Inosanto are the martial wizards liable for reworking Schneider from class clown to bad-ass convict. Although Schneider dabbled in a bit of martial arts action in Knock Off, this is the primary time he takes centre stage, kicking a few of the largest and nastiest jail yard bullies on display. To our surprise Schneider pulls it all off with nice aplomb, even displaying off some swinging Escrima expertise that nearly depart Jeff Wincott’s stick talents from “Mission of Justice” comparatively tame.
Right here’s a bit of taster to whet appetites for the upcoming Fast and Furious spin off that pits two of motion cinema’s largest heavyweights towards each other; former FBI agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and felony mastermind Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham). These arduous males of motion find themselves in a Supermax jail in reverse cells but not for long. After a free movement of WWE-style trash speak the testosterone fountain cascades into full circulate as the jail cell doors mysteriously open, and the two males make a break for freedom however not earlier than they trade some hefty blows.
Jonathan Eusebio is the man behind this epic clash of the franchise titans, having previously minimize his motion tooth on “Ninja Assassin”, the Bourne Saga, “300” and serving as personal trainer to Zoe Saldana for her kick-ass position in “Colombiana”. Eusebio definitely plays to every actor’s strengths – in Johnson’s case his wrestling expertise are emphasized and given some oomph factor by his sheer measurement, while Statham does what he does greatest together with his Hong Kong-eseque killer kung-fu expertise.
All these mixed with powerhouse cop and con’s comedian timing, together with the wide-eyed stares, make for a tense but fun-filled prison break.
This 1989 psychological thriller marked the beginning of the ‘Muscles from Brussels’ climb off the DTV shelf and onto the cinema display. Van Damme plays adorned cop Louis Burke, posing as a convict to research a bootleg operation during which inmates are involuntarily enrolled in black market organ donation, as unwilling donors.
Burke has lots to deal with in busting open the operation without blowing his cover which would go away him at the mercy (or lack thereof) of the prison inmates. Issues scorching up when he involves nose to nose with the Sandman (Patrick Kilpatrick in positive type), a brutal serial killer whom Burke apprehended earlier in the movie. Sandman is clearly in the mood for payback turning Burke’s momentary stay in the pen into a everlasting nightmare.
With a creepy boiler room setting wanting so much like Freddy Krueger’s play space, stunt legend Jeff Imada levels a no-holds barred battle and while a clean-cut Van Damme seems to be ripped and formidable, Kilpatrick’s imposing persona makes our hero seem a number of ft smaller adding that contrasting, essential danger issue.
The clash comes arduous and quick, with Burke’s expertise matched by Sandman’s psychotic relentless resourcefulness. Yes the result is foreseeable however it makes for a bumpy but gratifying experience with a satisfying end.
You actually have to observe your back on the within even when answering a call of nature. For ex-con Isaiah Bone (aka powerhouse badass Michael Jai White) this isn’t a problem as he shortly dispenses with a burly group of shank-waving inmates lead by the late MMA legend Kimbo Slice.
The scene is pretty brief as Bone makes mild work of his attackers, utilizing them to send a message to the remainder of the inhabitants to ahem, wind in their necks. With a collection of blink and also you’ll miss ’em kicks, locks and submissions the one bones breaking are those of the inmates’ as our titular character painfully makes the point that he is aware of tips on how to deal with himself within the joint.
Perhaps this sequel to the “Kickboxer” franchise reboot ought to’ve been subtitled “Redemption” garnering more constructive reactions after the combined reactions to the primary attempt “Vengeance”. Alain Moussi reprises the position of kickboxer extraordinaire Kurt Sloane who, after defeating the monstrous Tong Po and avenging his brother’s dying within the first film, finds himself in a Thai prison and blackmailed by underground struggle mogul Thomas Moore (Christopher Lambert).
Kurt finds himself underneath fixed assault from his fellow inmates, Moore’s tactic of forcing Kurt to offer in to his calls for, and here he offers with an onslaught of cons trying to do some critical Van-Dammage. The scene plays out extra like a weird platform recreation with Kurt working his method up to each degree with some nifty slo-mo providing the essential coolness issue. Moussi glides his approach virtually effortlessly by way of the gauntlet with the blues monitor “Working Hard” by Anders Johan Greger Lewen, and Sven Zetterberg accompanying him. This ticks the packing containers for stylised enjoyable and some hard-hitting kickbox-fu to um, boot.
A sequel in identify solely this gritty cop drama clearly influenced by ‘The Raid’ films sees Hong Kong cop Package (Wu Jing) going to excessive lengths to deliver an organ trafficker to justice solely to end up serving life in a Thai supermax prison. It’s so irritating to see Package incarcerated for 2 thirds of the movie that you simply’re just begging for him to interrupt out, and that’s exactly what he tries to do in the midst of an all out riot. Cue raging fires, and violent cons unleashing their pent up frustrations on suited up guards, as an almighty rumble ensues.
And, as if that wasn’t sufficient of a problem, Package has to get by way of prison guard Chatchai (Tony Jaa), so not solely are the 2 preventing to survive, they’re preventing one another. This has all the strain and pleasure of our primary decide, caught by way of dizzying monitoring photographs which additionally options Master Z himself, Max Zhang. As prison warden Ko Chun, it’s enjoyable to observe him shelling out of charging inmates with cold calm trendy ease. Such is the uncooked intensity of this scene and sense of urgency that by the point issues settle down, one can’t assist but really feel somewhat breathless.
The opening to Teddy Chen’s mix of Hong Kong action and modern thriller sees Donnie Yen’s convicted killer, Hahou Mo channelling his internal ‘Ip Man’ to fend off a herd of fellow convicts. Throwing in bits of Wing Chun, Shaolin-esque type, and even a bit Hung Gar, Hahou exhibits the cons just who’s boss of the jail. The action, as you’d anticipate from Donnie still in familiar Hong Kong territory, is quick and hard- hitting, but as a killer defending himself towards other killers we see our anti-hero at his most brutally uncooked.
Trying to make his ‘Ip Man’ 10 man struggle look positively tame, star and motion director Donnie has 17 attackers come at him with all they have. Every strike appears and sounds so bone crunchingly painful, you’d assume they have been being hit with a sledgehammer. The combination of rough jail tumble and conventional kung-fu methods with the Yenster shifting like a deadly whirlwind make for a trendy, gritty, behind-the-bars bash.
Britain’s own Scott Adkins has scored a career greatest together with his performance as petty crook Cain Burgess reworked into a hardened machine with vengeance on his mind. Much of the motion is recalled via flashbacks with a really chilly and indignant Cain relaying his hellish time in jail to a actually captive viewers of an area pub.
The entire film is, for sure, Scott as you’ve by no means seen him earlier than as an actor giving a hard-as-nails efficiency, and action-wise a few of the most brutal and savage fight-fu. Out goes a number of the star’s signature, flashy 720 aerial spins and kicks, to be replaced with no-nonsense, bone-crunching and blood spattering strikes that don’t just hit however undergo anybody attacking the chiseled Cain. Fight coordinator Dan Types’ choreography conveys the brutality of a hardcore jail, along with Jesse V Johnson’s slick and skillful course displaying us what most movies choose to go away to our imagination.
Let’s face it the “Undisputed” collection is one huge jail film, and the third film brings one hell of a personality twist – the earlier film’s villain, Russian prisoner Yuri Boyka (Scott Adkins) becomes the hero. The scene is about for Boyka’s street to redemption as he fights for freedom within the jail’s underground battle scene.
There are numerous great moments from this movie alone featured in lots of KFK Top 10’s, and we’ve got gone with the finale as Boyka takes on the unrelenting Dolor performed by the uber-tough Marko Zaror. With excellent motion courtesy of Larnell Stovall, Zaror’s and Adkins’ high-flying quick kicks are mingled with the perfect of MMA for a tense and hard-nosed in-ring battle.
…and in at #1 is…
The Raid 2 (2014) — Prison Yard Fight
Provided that Gareth Evans’ epic gangster hit has a third of it set in a prison it was a troublesome selection for greatest jail battle scene from the movie however finally the yard scene gained the day and it’s not too arduous to see why. From the sluggish (mo), visceral build up where Rama (Iko Uwais) senses an assassination try on underworld inheritor, Uco (Arifin Putra), to the knock down, drag out mud-slinging free for all, Evans has packed in an abundance of pressure, excitement, and quick, frenetic, bone-crunching blood ‘n’ mud-drenched struggle action.
The violence is unrelenting and there are some genuinely wince-inducing moments – a rock to the top and multiple stabbings. Though it seems to be like a messy brawl amid the muddy rumble, Uwais and staff unleash a whirlwind of Silat moves to outlive, and the actual sense of danger is so prevalent you marvel if Rama will make it out. Typically imitated or homaged – see entry #7 – the yard battle helped seal “The Raid 2” as probably the most thrilling, martial arts classics of all-time!
Ever since he first saw the good Bruce Lee in Enter The Dragon on the large display while dwelling in Iran, Ramon has been fascinated with martial arts, and at age 6 attended courses in Kan Zen Ryu Karate beneath Sensei Reza Pirasteh. When he moved to the UK, martial arts came calling in his early teens in the form of the mysterious art of Ki Aikido which he studied for five years. Since then he has practiced Feng Shou Kung Fu, Lee Type Tai Chi, Taekwondo, Kickboxing before returning to Aikido, learning beneath Sensei Michael Narey. As well as Bruce Lee, Ramon is an enormous fan of martial arts actors Jackie Chan, Cynthia Rothrock, Jeff Wincott, Richard Norton and Tadashi Yamashita to call a couple of. Ramon is an aspiring author and when he isn’t honing his craft he likes to exit operating, mountaineering and continues to be making an attempt to rely to 10 in Japanese.