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Half Past Dead
Half Past Dead
Actors: Steven Seagal, Ja Rule
Genres: Action & Adventure
PG-13     2003     1hr 38min

At a re-activated Alcatraz, a Supreme Court justice has been taken hostage, a criminal slated for death knows where to find $200 million dollars.

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Actors: Steven Seagal, Ja Rule
Genres: Action & Adventure
Sub-Genres: Steven Seagal
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 03/04/2003
Original Release Date: 11/15/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 11/15/2002
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 38min
Screens: Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 11
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Subtitles: English, French
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Member Movie Reviews

Reviewed on 9/28/2022...
Ja Rule brings in his style trying to transfer it to Steven Seagal.
Brittni H. (venus) from BATON ROUGE, LA
Reviewed on 11/10/2009...
Most Steven Seagal movies you have to take with a grain of salt, because he's the king of the B Action flick, rather like a martial arts version of Bruce Campbell. That, in itself, is not a bad thing. He's rolled out some pretty decent movies under that formula. The place he messes up in this one is easy to spot; adding Ja Rule.
The best acting Ja Rule ever did was in The Fast and the Furious, and I am faily certain that was because his scene was only a few minutes long.
There's often to these bonding moments where Seagal does something for a friend, enemy, or guy he's trying to set up, generally being a moment where he is taught how to do or say something. Here? He is taught how to say, "Ah-ite!" You see, he's saying it wrong, with the L and the R in All Right.
Ugh. The "It's all right." "No! It's ah-ite!" scene still makes me groan to this day.
Save yourself the groan and skip this. Trust me, Exit Wounds and pretty much any movie he's done with any other rapper is leagues better.
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Movie Reviews

Half Past Dead
Arnita D. Brown | USA | 01/04/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Sascha Petrosevitch is a widowed undercover agent posing as a tough, international car thief. He has many friends on both sides of the law. One of them, career criminal Nick Frazier, has been like a brother to him. One night while on a heist job, Sascha and Nick are intercepted by a female FBI agent, EZ Williams, who, unbeknownst to Nick, is working in tandem with Sascha. Nice action movie."
Pretty good action flick.
L. E. Wiggins | Philadelphia, PA. USA | 04/08/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Half past dead was in all a pretty good flick. Lot's of action through out the whole movie. The fight scenes were intense. Nia peoples and Morris chestnut played a nice role. Steven Segal acted in this film the way he acts in all of his movies. He has his own style. And that's something that's never going to change about him. And yes I am a Steven Segal fan. I have seen every movie that he has ever starred in. I think that he is cool. Soft voice, frown,laugh and all! As far as Jarule he was just ok. I will agree with some of the other reviews when they say that he cannot act! Take some more acting classes is what I say. I recomend this movie to anyone who is a Steven fan. I think they will enjoy it. I really liked it!"
Well, I know Seagal's getting older, but 'Half Past Dead' se
Craig Edwards | By the sea in NC | 07/12/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Half Past Dead (2002) After the success of Exit Wounds, Steven Seagal surrounded himself with more hip hop heroes for this, one of his last Big Screen Action Flicks. Seagal is Sascha Petrosevitch, a criminal recruited by Nick (Ja Rule) to work for big time mastermind Sonny (Richard Bremmer). But Sascha and Nick are soon caught and sent to a remodeled and renovated Alcatraz, which has a really cool new execution chamber with the choice of five different ways to die. A criminal named Lester (Bruce Weitz) is scheduled to be the first to go in the new death room, but not before several terrorist/criminals led by Donnie (Morris Chestnut) pop up looking for the location of some gold Lester stole and hid. It's then that Sascha reveals the truth--that he is an undercover FBI agent and it's up to him and his new pal Nick to stop the bad guys. From here this is standard Seagal territory, with lots of bone snapping fights and action aplenty. Seagal is chunking back up though, so the editing team is called on to assist him in regaining his speed of old, but the other, younger cast members acquit themselves pretty well in the fightin' and blowin' stuff up arenas. Writer/director Don Michael Paul used to be an actor, with lots of tv series and tv movies under his belt. He's been away from the lens side of the camera for a while, writing and directing several episodes of a varied assortment of tv shows, and he also wrote the script for Harley Davidson and The Marlboro Man, that rather strange Don Johnson/Mickey Rourke movie from 1991. He does a workmanlike job with both of his assignments here, not breaking much new ground, but providing the required elements in the required doses at the required intervals. While this is a somewhat lesser light in the Seagal Ouevre, it has enough to recommend it to hardcore fans, including the cool casting of former Avengers star Linda Thorson as a judge, and the somewhat goofy casting of Don Michael Paul's former producer boss Stephen J. Cannell as the head of the Bureau of Prisons (?) If you're looking for some simple action on a medium to small scale, this flick will serve your purpose. All others need not apply. Also with Nia Peeples and Claudia Christian."