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FULL SYNOPSIS

Action hero Steven Seagal goes behind bars -- though don't worry, he isn't really a bad guy -- in this action thriller. Sascha Petrosevitch (Seagal) is an FBI agent working undercover to infiltrate a gangland kingpin's operations. While Petrosevitch is able to gain the trust of one of the gangster's lieutenants, Nick Frazier (Ja Rule), things go haywire during an FBI raid, and Petrosevitch takes several slugs in the back as he struggles to maintain his cover. Eight months later, Petrosevitch and Frazier are serving time together in the newly refurbished Alcatraz Penitentiary, as Petrosevitch secretly continues his investigation. Prison warden Hubbard (Stephen J. Cannell) is arranging for the execution of convicted killer and thief Lester (Bruce Weitz), and U.S. Supreme Court justice Jane McPherson (Linda Thorson) has announced she will attend as a witness. But Hubbard's assistant Donny (Morris Chestnut) has devised a secret plan -- it seems Lester stole and stashed away 200 million dollars in gold before he was arrested, and Donny, along with an underground SWAT team, takes control of the prison and takes Hubbard, McPherson, and the other assembled dignitaries hostage, demanding to be told where Lester has hidden his fortune. Now Petrosevitch must drop his cover and persuade his allies within the prison -- including Frazier and Little Joe (Michael "Bear" Taliferro) -- to join him in a desperate bid to foil Donny and free the hostages. Half Past Dead also features Nia Peeples, Kurupt, Tony Plana, and Claudia Christian. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:November 15, 2002

Cast

Steven Seagal
as Sascha Petrosevitch
Morris Chestnut
as Donny/49er One
Ja Rule
as Nick Frazier
Nia Peeples
as 49er Six
Tony Plana
as El Fuego
Kurupt
as Twitch
Michael "Bear" Taliferro
as Little Joe
Claudia Christian
as Williams
Linda Thorson
as Jane McPherson
Bruce Weitz
as Lester
Mo'Nique
as Twitch's Girl
Stephen J. Cannell
as Hubbard
Kelly Lange
Michael McGrady
as Bad Ass Guard
Matt Battaglia
as 49er Three
Richard Bremmer
as Sonny Eckvall
Yasmina Filali-Bohnen
as Sophia
Hannes Jaenicke
as Agent Hartmann
Ross King
as FBI Agent
Don Michael Paul
as SWAT Captain
Jed Sutton
as Air 49er
Hannes Jaenicke
as Agent Hartmann
Matt Battaglia
as 49er Three
Yasmina Filali-Bohnen
as Sophia
Richard Bremmer
as Sonny Eckvall
Michael McGrady
as Bad Ass Guard
Don Michael Paul
as SWAT Captain
Ross King
as FBI Agent

Crew

Don Michael Paul
Director
Andrew Stevens
Producer
Steven Seagal
Producer
Elie Samaha
Producer
Don Michael Paul
Screenwriter
Michael Slovis
Cinematographer
Tyler Bates
Composer (Music Score)
Michael Lloyd
Musical Direction/Supervision
Vanick Moradian
Editor
Albrecht Konrad
Production Designer
Andreas Olshausen
Art Director
Phillip B. Goldfine
Co-producer
James Holt
Co-producer
Chris Eberts
Executive Producer
Randall Emmett
Executive Producer
Uwe Schott
Executive Producer
George Furla
Executive Producer
Ernestine Hipper
Set Designer
Barbara Jager
Costume Designer
Ed Cantu
Sound/Sound Designer
Andrew Stevens
First Assistant Director
Jeff Gerrard
Casting
Uli Nefzer
Special Effects Coordinator
Kami Asgar
Supervising Sound Editor
Klemens Becker
Additional Cinematography
Volkhard Buff
Stunts Coordinator
Alison Semenza
Line Producer
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