R | | Action, Crime, Mystery
In a violent and corrupt prison, decorated cop Louis Burke must infiltrate the jail to find answers to a number of inside murders. What he finds is a struggle of life and death tied in to his own past.
Written and filmed as "Dusted" by Cannon Pictures, who financed the picture. During post-production, Cannon went bust and MGM, who took over their remaining pictures, renamed the film "Death Warrant". The film was delayed pending a decision over whether Cannon Films or MGM/United Artists) should distribute. However, the old Australian VHS tape came with the Cannon logo at the start and some international trailers credit Cannon as the studio behind the picture.
I don't pay!.. I don't punk!
Since Louis Burke is identified as a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer, his correct French-Canadian surname would be spelled Bourque. According to ancestry research, the surname Burke is of Anglo-Norman or, alternatively, Børke of Americanized Norwegian origin.
The part where The Sandman jumps out of the fires and continues fighting Burke until he gets his head gored on a pipe, is cut in the Norwegian VHS-version.
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