Riot in Cell Block 11

Synopsis: Producer Walter Wanger, who had just been released from a prison term after shooting a man he believed was having an affair with his wife, wanted to make a film about the appalling conditions he saw while he was incarcerated. He got together with director Don Siegel and they came up with this film, in which several prison inmates, to protest brutal guards, substandard food, overcrowding and barely livable conditions, stage an uprising, in which most of the inmates join, and take several guards hostage. Negotiations between the inmates and prison officials are stymied, however, by politicians interfering with the prison administration, and by dissension and infighting in the inmates' own ranks.
Director(s): Don Siegel
Production: Allied Artists
  Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
80 min

let my prayer come before thee,

incline thine ear unto my cry,

for my soul is

full of troubles, and my life draws

nigh unto the grave, I am counted

with them that go down into the pit.

I am as a man that hath no strength,

free among the dead like the slain

that lie in the grave,

whom thou remembers no more.

Thou hast laid me in the lowest

pit, in darkness, in the deeps...

Dummy up, will ya!

Knock it off!

- Somebody slug that creep.




Monroe, 48!


Yeah, what do you want, Schuyler?

They're moving me to a new cell block

tomorrow and I've got a present for

Gator. Would you give it to him?

Yeah, sure.

How d'you make it?

- I got Monroe.

Good, now for the others.

There's four screws tonight,

we've gotta grab them all.

Snader's mine.

No cutting, Carnie. We're going

to keep them alive. That's my plan.


Open your trap and we'll

cut you a new one.

You're not supposed

to have this, Snader.

Right, drag him out.


Hey! Monroe! Snader!

Hey! Monroe! Snader!

Go ahead.

Schuyler, keep that screw

away from the phone!

Grab his feet.

Hurry up! Let's go!

I want out!

- Let me at the screws!

Open up the cells.

Let me out, Dunn!

Let me out of here!

I can't believe it's happening!

All right! Let's go!

Let's kill those screws!

Where's the screws?!

Barrett speaking.

This is Dunn. We've got 11 block

and four of your guards.

You've got what?

Get the Warden down here or we're

gonna to kill every one of them.

Riot in cell block 11.

What's that?

- What's the sirens for?

I don't know, but I bet it's 11.

I'm sure it's the guys in solitary.

It's a break!

Those guys got guts

enough to try anything.

Well, here we go again.

Yeah, and all for 50 bucks a week.

Doctor Barrett? I've got your open

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