Box office hit about a sleazy New York City actor who learns a lesson when he resorts to posing as a woman to get hired for a soap opera. Also features screen debut of Geena Davis!
Avery had it all: his beautiful girlfriend, Krista, a young son and a full scholarship ahead of him. But in the blink of an eye, it was all taken away. What started as a night out with his buddies ended with the shooting of a cop and Avery behind bars. He's innocent, but that doesn't matter in a place that has its own set of rules. As Krista works to prove his innocence, Avery struggles to survive the day-to-day hardships of prison life. In the tradition of "Oz" comes a story of what it takes to get by in the toughest place on earth, starring Richard T. Jones (The Wood), Gabriel Casseus (Black Hawk Down), De'Aundre Bonds (3 Strikes), Melissa De Sousa (The Best Man), Bill Nunn (Spider-Man) and rap superstar Master P.
After the extended opening in which Michael (Dustin Hoffman) has no luck getting any parts, we join the actor and his playwright roommate Jeff (Bill Murray) working at the restaurant, heading home, meeting Sandy (Teri Garr) among others, in Sydney Pollack's Tootsie, 1982.
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Lockdown follows a trio of young men who must cope with life in prison after they are unjustly found guilty of a murder and botched robbery.
Avery's dreams of becoming a swimming star vanish when he and his pals are framed for a crime. They each adapt to prison life differently while Avery's wife and a talent scout interested in him work tirelessly to free the trio from prison.
Michael Dorsey is a talented actor, but his demanding nature and stubborn temperament have antagonized every producer in New York. Now his agent insists no one will hire him. But Michael needs money - eight thousand dollars to be exact - and to earn it, he's willing to play the role of a lifetime. Dustin Hoffman stars with Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, Bill Murray and Geena Davis in director Sydney Pollack's heart-filled classic that heralded a new era of Hollywood wig-flipping and set a new standard for unpredictable laugh-out-loud comedy.
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