R | | Action, Crime, Drama
Many of the film's prison scenes were filmed at the old Hamilton County Jail in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Jail, also known as the "Cincinnati Workhouse", had been permanently closed prior to the location filming of the movie. It had been built during the Civil War to house enemy troops and was still in use by Hamilton county and Cincinnati area police agencies as a jail as late as the 1970s. It was closed due to being "inhumane, cruel and unusual" by modern jail standards.
Lt. Freebery, Head Guard at Prison:
I know you did it, Rainwood.
Jimmie Rainwood: I don't know anything... about anything.
Lt. Freebery, Head Guard at Prison: Well, you should know this. I can do anything I want with you in here.
Jimmie Rainwood: That's right, lieutenant. People like you have been doing that for a long time now. It started out with ...
Lt. Freebery, Head Guard at Prison: ...
Rainwood is granted parole on his first appearance before the board, yet during his time in prison Rainwood was sent to solitary confinement twice for insubordination towards the Guard Captain and was also the primary suspect in the murder of another inmate. Based on the regulations used by the California Parole Board, it is highly unlikely that someone with Rainwood's prison record would have been granted parole.
Network television version used several alternate takes of scenes, with milder language.
$5,700,000 9 October 1989