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BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99

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BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 131m 54s

BBFCInsight strong violence, threat, language, injury detail, sex and drug references

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) S. Craig Zahler

Cast includes Dan Amboyer, Jennifer Carpenter, Vince Vaughn, Tom Guiry, Don Johnson, Udo Kier

Cut This work was cut. The cuts were made at the request of the distributor to achieve a particular category. To obtain this category cuts of 0m 44s were required. Details of cuts below may contain spoilers or plot details.

BBFCinsight publication date 22/01/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99 is a US thriller in which a prison inmate is forced to take desperate measures to protect his wife and unborn child.

Violence

There is strong violence: characters fight with fists, batons and dumbbells. A character is shot in the chest.

Threat

A character threatens a pregnant woman and her unborn child. A prisoner is tortured with electricity.

Language

There is strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker'), as well as milder terms such as 'shit' and 'bitch'. An unlikeable character uses the term 'nigger', which is immediately disapproved of. Other discriminatory language includes the term 'faggot'.

Injury detail

There is bloody detail to the violence; a gunshot wound spurts blood.

Sex

A character warns another that fellow prisoners will "f**k you bloody". A character dreams of a woman "blowing me".

Drugs

Characters are involved in the drugs trade. There are references to crystal meth, cocaine and heroin.

Cuts information

Distributor chose to reduce or remove moments of stronger. sadistic violence and injury detail in order to achieve a 15 classification. Cuts made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut 18, in line with previous versions of the work, was available.

Details

Title
BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99
Year
2018
Distributor(s)
Universal Pictures International Entertainment Ltd
Classified date(s)
12/06/2018
Main language
English
Submitted run time
132m 38s
BBFC reference
BVR355914
Remarks
Some Cuts Substituted

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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