Preview – Brawl in Cell Block 99

brawl in cell block 99

Brawl in Cell Block 99 is a film written, scored and directed by S. Craig Zahler which focuses around the gradual fall from grace of an ex-boxer turned car mechanic, Bradley Thomas. Vince Vaughn takes up the lead role as Thomas and is supported by Jennifer Carpenter, Don Johnson and Udo Kier.

After losing his job as a car mechanic and with his marriage already on the ropes, ex-boxer Bradley Thomas buys into the idea of drug-muling as a means to keep his life afloat. This go from bad to worse however after the unassuming Bradley is arrested and incarcerated after a dead-drop with the elusive crime-boss, Eleazar, goes awry.

The drug-trafficking kingpin captures Bradley’s pregnant wife while he is serving a jail sentence in a medium security prison, sending his associates to make a deal with the incarcerated drug-mule. Bradley must reluctantly take the offer, leading him on a wild goose chase in which he has to get into cell block 99 and kill a fellow inmate. Pushed to his limits and with his wife and unborn child’s lives on the line, Bradley must dig deep as he delves into the depths of depravity as he squares off with the sadistic Warden Tuggs and those who seek to harm his family.


Brawl in Cell Block 99 – Sunday 9:00pm on Sky Premiere.