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What's that movie where the guy is thrown from a helicopter onto an island of criminals? Then by the end he escapes and puts the prison governor onto the island instead. 07/12/2011
5:31 pm CT


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  The Eye
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If I guess right away, does that spoil the surprise element of the question?

I believe that the one you are thinking about is called The Condemned .

Though a couple of decades back there was another movie on a similar theme w/o the Internet Game-Show involvement.  If anyone knows the name of that one, I wish they would help me remember what it was. 

It also was about a penal colony into which men were placed or dropped and had to fight and kill their way out.

I guess they all stem in some ways from old classic stories like The Most Dangerous Game, Lord of the Flies and The Lottery -- all dog eat dog, survival of the fittest, just put a weapon in my hand and screw any hint of altruism, ey?!
07/12/2011
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If it's an earlier movie there's a good chance it's

with Ray Liotta and Lance Henrikesen. I've seen it before, but it's not going to win many accolades I'm afraid.
07/13/2011
11:16 am CT


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Yes! No Escape! Thank you Chris aka Tarkin. It was such a cool film. 07/13/2011
1:32 pm CT


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Thanks, Tarken!  That's it.  No Escape.

Though I thought Will might be talking about the newer flick on that theme, which is what The Condemned is, but, yes, No Escape was the one I was trying to remember, too.
07/13/2011
1:41 pm CT


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And, oops, sorry for the misspelling of your handle there, Tarkin.

I plead brain fart on that. !;]
07/13/2011
1:43 pm CT


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Nice work guys. 07/13/2011
1:48 pm CT


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I'm a font of of movie trivia - five me a bare-bones plot or characters and if it was made in the last 30 years, I chances are I will be able to find it. 07/14/2011
12:09 pm CT


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