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It's TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, and [[TheAlcatraz Alcatraz]] has been reopened due to rising crime rates. [[FakeRussian Sascha Petrosevitch]] (Creator/StevenSeagal) is a car thief who's brought in by criminal Nick Frazier (Jeffrey "Ja Rule" Atkins) to work for crime boss Sonny Eckvall. Alas, he and Nick get busted, and Sascha has a near-death experience (hence the film's title). Eight months later, they're at Alcatraz. Lester [=McKenna=] (Bruce Weitz) is a prisoner who stole $200,000,000 worth of gold and stashed it somewhere, killing five people in the process. With the location of the gold still unknown, he's scheduled to be executed that night. Alas, a group of terrorists called the "49ers", led by Donald Johnson (Morris Chestnut), invades the island and takes it over. They want [=McKenna=] to tell them where the gold is. Sascha, Nick and the other inmates are forced to battle the terrorists to regain control of the prison.

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It's TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, and [[TheAlcatraz Alcatraz]] has been reopened due to rising crime rates. [[FakeRussian Sascha Petrosevitch]] (Creator/StevenSeagal) is a car thief who's brought in by criminal Nick Frazier (Jeffrey "Ja Rule" Atkins) to work for crime boss Sonny Eckvall. Alas, he and Nick get busted, and Sascha has a near-death experience (hence the film's title). Eight months later, they're at Alcatraz. Lester [=McKenna=] (Bruce Weitz) (Creator/BruceWeitz) is a prisoner who stole $200,000,000 worth of gold and stashed it somewhere, killing five people in the process. With the location of the gold still unknown, he's scheduled to be executed that night. Alas, a group of terrorists called the "49ers", led by Donald Johnson (Morris Chestnut), invades the island and takes it over. They want [=McKenna=] to tell them where the gold is. Sascha, Nick and the other inmates are forced to battle the terrorists to regain control of the prison.

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* JumpCut: There's an odd bit where Seagal is fighting a {{Mook}} and [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom hits him so hard he goes flying and crashes into a cabinet.]] We then jump cut to the guys death face. Most likely he originally died from a broken neck or something and they cut that out to preserve the PG-13 rating.

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* RandomEventsPlot: Presumably due to the massive ExecutiveMeddling/[[{{Bowdlerize}} Bowdlerization]] the movie gets really confusing especially during the second half as there are some instances of characters [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse who just disappear and are never seen again]] Most likely due to their death scenes being excised from the final product.


It's TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, and [[TheAlcatraz Alcatraz]] has been reopened due to rising crime rates. [[FakeRussian Sascha Petrosevitch]] (Creator/StevenSeagal) is a car thief who's brought in by criminal Nick Frazier (Jeffrey "Ja Rule" Atkins) to work for crime boss Sonny Eckvall. Alas, he and Nick get busted, and Sascha has a near-death experience (hence the film's title). Eight months later, they're at Alcatraz. Lester [=McKenna=] (Bruce Weitz) is a prisoner who stole $200,000,000 worth of gold and stashed it somewhere, killing five people in the process. With the location of the gold still unknown, he's scheduled to be executed that night. Alas, a group of terrorists called the "49ers" invades the island and takes it over. They want [=McKenna=] to tell them where the gold is. Sascha, Nick and the other inmates are forced to battle the terrorists to regain control of the prison.

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It's TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, and [[TheAlcatraz Alcatraz]] has been reopened due to rising crime rates. [[FakeRussian Sascha Petrosevitch]] (Creator/StevenSeagal) is a car thief who's brought in by criminal Nick Frazier (Jeffrey "Ja Rule" Atkins) to work for crime boss Sonny Eckvall. Alas, he and Nick get busted, and Sascha has a near-death experience (hence the film's title). Eight months later, they're at Alcatraz. Lester [=McKenna=] (Bruce Weitz) is a prisoner who stole $200,000,000 worth of gold and stashed it somewhere, killing five people in the process. With the location of the gold still unknown, he's scheduled to be executed that night. Alas, a group of terrorists called the "49ers" "49ers", led by Donald Johnson (Morris Chestnut), invades the island and takes it over. They want [=McKenna=] to tell them where the gold is. Sascha, Nick and the other inmates are forced to battle the terrorists to regain control of the prison.



* BigBad: 49er One.

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* BigBad: 49er One.One is the one leading the terrorists to take over Alcatraz.


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* BigBad: 49er One.


It's TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, and [[TheAlcatraz Alcatraz]] has been reopened due to rising crime rates. [[{{Lzherusskie}} Sascha Petrosevitch]] (StevenSeagal) is a car thief who's brought in by criminal Nick Frazier (Jeffrey "Ja Rule" Atkins) to work for crime boss Sonny Eckvall. Alas, he and Nick get busted, and Sascha has a near-death experience (hence the film's title). Eight months later, they're at Alcatraz. Lester [=McKenna=] (Bruce Weitz) is a prisoner who stole $200,000,000 worth of gold and stashed it somewhere, killing five people in the process. With the location of the gold still unknown, he's scheduled to be executed that night. Alas, a group of terrorists called the "49ers" invades the island and takes it over. They want [=McKenna=] to tell them where the gold is. Sascha, Nick and the other inmates are forced to battle the terrorists to regain control of the prison.

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It's TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, and [[TheAlcatraz Alcatraz]] has been reopened due to rising crime rates. [[{{Lzherusskie}} [[FakeRussian Sascha Petrosevitch]] (StevenSeagal) (Creator/StevenSeagal) is a car thief who's brought in by criminal Nick Frazier (Jeffrey "Ja Rule" Atkins) to work for crime boss Sonny Eckvall. Alas, he and Nick get busted, and Sascha has a near-death experience (hence the film's title). Eight months later, they're at Alcatraz. Lester [=McKenna=] (Bruce Weitz) is a prisoner who stole $200,000,000 worth of gold and stashed it somewhere, killing five people in the process. With the location of the gold still unknown, he's scheduled to be executed that night. Alas, a group of terrorists called the "49ers" invades the island and takes it over. They want [=McKenna=] to tell them where the gold is. Sascha, Nick and the other inmates are forced to battle the terrorists to regain control of the prison.



* TheAtoner: Lester. He has become deeply religious and mournful for the deaths he caused. {{Subverted}} in that he's not doing anything in particular to make up for it, since he isn't sure if anything in his power would make up for what he did. Since he is already on Death Row, [[DeathSeeker he simply waits.]]

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* TheAtoner: Lester. He has become deeply religious and mournful for the deaths he caused. {{Subverted}} {{Subverted|Trope}} in that he's not doing anything in particular to make up for it, since he isn't sure if anything in his power would make up for what he did. Since he is already on Death Row, [[DeathSeeker he simply waits.]]



* BreakingSpeech: TheLeader of the terrorists gives one to Supreme Court Justice June [=McPherson=], who they're holding hostage.
* BulletProofVest. Used by the bad guys [[spoiler: along with PlayingPossum to get the drop on two RedShirts.]]
%%* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: the crashed Huey. [[ChekhovsBoomerang Twice.]]]]

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* BreakingSpeech: BreakThemByTalking: TheLeader of the terrorists gives one does this to Supreme Court Justice June [=McPherson=], who they're holding hostage.
* BulletProofVest. BulletProofVest: Used by the bad guys [[spoiler: along with PlayingPossum to get the drop on two RedShirts.{{Red Shirt}}s.]]
%%* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: the The crashed Huey. [[ChekhovsBoomerang Twice.]]]]



* FanService: 49er Six's latex costume.

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* FanService: {{Fanservice}}: 49er Six's latex costume.



%%* {{Lzherusskie}}: Sascha.


It's TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, and [[TheAlcatraz Alcatraz]] has been reopened due to rising crime rates. [[{{Lzherusskie}} Sascha Petrosevitch]] (StevenSeagal) is a car thief [[spoiler: though really, [[TheMole an undercover federal agent]]]] who's brought in by criminal Nick Frazier (Jeffrey "Ja Rule" Atkins) to work for crime boss Sonny Eckvall. Alas, he and Nick get busted, and Sascha has a near-death experience (hence the film's title). Eight months later, they're at Alcatraz. Lester [=McKenna=] (Bruce Weitz) is a prisoner who stole $200,000,000 worth of gold and stashed it somewhere, killing five people in the process. With the location of the gold still unknown, he's scheduled to be executed that night. Alas, a group of terrorists called the "49ers" invades the island and takes it over. They want [=McKenna=] to tell them where the gold is. Sascha, Nick and the other inmates are forced to battle the terrorists to regain control of the prison.

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It's TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, and [[TheAlcatraz Alcatraz]] has been reopened due to rising crime rates. [[{{Lzherusskie}} Sascha Petrosevitch]] (StevenSeagal) is a car thief [[spoiler: though really, [[TheMole an undercover federal agent]]]] who's brought in by criminal Nick Frazier (Jeffrey "Ja Rule" Atkins) to work for crime boss Sonny Eckvall. Alas, he and Nick get busted, and Sascha has a near-death experience (hence the film's title). Eight months later, they're at Alcatraz. Lester [=McKenna=] (Bruce Weitz) is a prisoner who stole $200,000,000 worth of gold and stashed it somewhere, killing five people in the process. With the location of the gold still unknown, he's scheduled to be executed that night. Alas, a group of terrorists called the "49ers" invades the island and takes it over. They want [=McKenna=] to tell them where the gold is. Sascha, Nick and the other inmates are forced to battle the terrorists to regain control of the prison.


A commercial and critical disaster; this film was the final nail in the coffin for a rapidly-floundering Steven Seagal. Any hopes that might have been raised by the surprise hit that was 2001's ''Film/ExitWounds'' were dashed in an instant. All of Seagal's films since this one (except ''Film/{{Machete}}'') have been [[DirectToVideo direct to DVD]].

This film itself got an InNameOnly direct to DVD sequel in 2007, sans Seagal, titled simply ''Half Past Dead 2'' (which stars one of the supporting characters, so it's more like a spin-off). Most notable thing about that is that it co-stars Wrestling/{{Goldberg}}.

The film is also notable for being the only Seagal film with a PG-13 rating. It becomes obvious when profanity and violence are edited out. In his review, Mathew "[[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]]" Buck stated he felt like he was watching a TV version.

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A commercial and critical disaster; this film was the final nail in the coffin for a rapidly-floundering Steven Seagal. Any hopes that might have been raised by the surprise hit that was 2001's ''Film/ExitWounds'' were dashed in an instant. All of Seagal's films since this one (except ''Film/{{Machete}}'') have been [[DirectToVideo direct to DVD]].

This film itself got an InNameOnly direct to DVD sequel in 2007, sans Seagal, titled simply ''Half Past Dead 2'' (which stars one of the supporting characters, so it's more like a spin-off). Most notable thing about that is that it It co-stars Wrestling/{{Goldberg}}.

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Wrestling/{{Goldberg}}. It is also notable for being the only Seagal film with a PG-13 rating. It becomes obvious when profanity and violence are edited out. In his review, Mathew "[[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]]" Buck stated he felt like he was watching a TV version.
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This film itself got an InNameOnly direct to DVD sequel in 2007, sans Seagal, titled simply ''Half Past Dead 2'' (well, it stars one of the supporting characters, so its more like a spin-off). Most notable thing about that is that it co-stars Wrestling/{{Goldberg}}.

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This film itself got an InNameOnly direct to DVD sequel in 2007, sans Seagal, titled simply ''Half Past Dead 2'' (well, it (which stars one of the supporting characters, so its it's more like a spin-off). Most notable thing about that is that it co-stars Wrestling/{{Goldberg}}.

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* SpannerInTheWorks: Sasha to 49er One and his mooks.


DieHardOnAnX: Die Hard ''in a prison''.

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* DieHardOnAnX: Die Hard ''in a prison''.

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[[DieHardOnAnX Die Hard in a prison]].



A commercial and critical disaster; this film was the final nail in the coffin for a rapidly-floundering Steven Seagal. Any hopes that might have been raised briefly by the surprise hit that was 2001's ''Film/ExitWounds'' were dashed in an instant. All of Seagal's films since this one (except, until recently, ''Film/{{Machete}}'') have been [[DirectToVideo direct to DVD]].

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A commercial and critical disaster; this film was the final nail in the coffin for a rapidly-floundering Steven Seagal. Any hopes that might have been raised briefly by the surprise hit that was 2001's ''Film/ExitWounds'' were dashed in an instant. All of Seagal's films since this one (except, until recently, (except ''Film/{{Machete}}'') have been [[DirectToVideo direct to DVD]].



* TheAlcatraz: In many respects, it can be considered a [[{{Plagiarism}} rip-off]] of ''Film/TheRock''.
** Well not exactly, according to the directors commentary the screenplay for this film was actually written several years before ''Film/TheRock'''s screenplay was conceived, and the original title of this film's screenplay was in fact ''Film/TheRock'', talk about Irony!

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* TheAlcatraz: In many respects, it can be considered a [[{{Plagiarism}} rip-off]] of ''Film/TheRock''.
** Well not exactly, according
According to the directors commentary the screenplay for this film was actually written several years before ''Film/TheRock'''s screenplay was conceived, and the original title of this film's screenplay was in fact ''Film/TheRock'', talk about Irony!



* BaldOfEvil: 49er One.
* BareYourMidriff: 49er Six.

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* %%* BaldOfEvil: 49er One.
* %%* BareYourMidriff: 49er Six.Six.
* BreakingSpeech: TheLeader of the terrorists gives one to Supreme Court Justice June [=McPherson=], who they're holding hostage.



* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: the crashed Huey. [[ChekhovsBoomerang Twice.]]]]
* DarkActionGirl: 49er Six (Nia Peeples).

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* %%* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: the crashed Huey. [[ChekhovsBoomerang Twice.]]]]
* %%* DarkActionGirl: 49er Six (Nia Peeples).



* DestinationDefenestration
* DieHardOnAnX

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* %%* DestinationDefenestration
* DieHardOnAnXDieHardOnAnX: Die Hard ''in a prison''.



* ExcessiveEvilEyeshadow: 49er Six.

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* %%* ExcessiveEvilEyeshadow: 49er Six.Six.
*EvilPlan: The 49ers want to know where's the gold?



* HannibalLecture: The leader of the terrorists gives one to Supreme Court Justice June [=McPherson=], who they're holding hostage.



* IronicNickname: Little Joe.
* ItsProbablyNothing: El Fuego is told that they have lost all of their phone lines, and dismisses it as being due to the storm. [[SubvertedTrope He then sends a guard to investigate it anyways.]]
* KarmaHoudini: Twitch. He's pretty much personally responsible for the final shootout between the 49er's and the inmates, despite there being pretty much nothing to gain from it, and no mention is made of him suffering any consequences. Indeed, he mentions that he is being released soon.
** Well in sequel, he ''was'' rejected at the start. Not to mention it being shown that he has bad blood with most of the inmates, probably due to said shooting.

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* IronicNickname: Little Joe.
Joe is not little.
* ItsProbablyNothing: El Fuego is told that they have lost all of their phone lines, and dismisses it as being due to the storm. [[SubvertedTrope [[DefiedTrope He then sends a guard to investigate it anyways.]]
* KarmaHoudini: Twitch. He's pretty much personally responsible for the final shootout between the 49er's and the inmates, despite there being pretty much nothing to gain from it, and no mention is made of him suffering any consequences. Indeed, he mentions that he is being released soon.
** Well in In sequel, he ''was'' was rejected at the start. Not to mention it being shown that he has start and bad blood with most of the inmates, probably due to said shooting.



* {{Lzherusskie}}: Sascha.
* MadeOfIron: Nick. He gets thrown around a lot without a single scratch. He doesn't get seriously injured until the final helicopter crash. His last conversation with Sacha has him naming off a litany of injuries he received from this.

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* %%* {{Lzherusskie}}: Sascha.
* MadeOfIron: Nick. He Nick gets thrown around a lot without a single scratch. He doesn't get seriously injured until the final helicopter crash. His last conversation with Sacha has him naming off a litany of injuries he received from this.



* ScaryBlackMan: 49er One, who is portrayed by Morris Chestnut. Little Joe also qualifies.

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* %%* ScaryBlackMan: 49er One, who is portrayed by Morris Chestnut. Little Joe also qualifies.



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* TheAtoner: Lester. He has become deeply religious and mournful for the deaths he caused. {{Subverted}} in that he's not doing anything in particular to make up for it, since he isn't sure if anything in his power would make up for what he did.

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* TheAtoner: Lester. He has become deeply religious and mournful for the deaths he caused. {{Subverted}} in that he's not doing anything in particular to make up for it, since he isn't sure if anything in his power would make up for what he did. Since he is already on Death Row, [[DeathSeeker he simply waits.]]

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