Death Warrant

Death Warrant (1990)

  • Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1990-09-14
  • User Rating: 6.189/10 from 452 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 29min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Production Country: Canada, United States of America
  • Director: Deran Sarafian
star 6.189/10
From 452 Ratings


The Canadian policeman Louis Burke is assigned in a jail to investigate the murders of prisoners and jailors. When in jail, Louis, using his outstandings martial arts skills, is able to save his life and make himself respected in that violent world. At least, helped by two another prisoners, he succeded in finding the truth about the dreadful crimes. 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.


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  • Jean-Claude Van Damme

    as Louis Burke
  • Robert Guillaume

    as Hawkins
  • Cynthia Gibb

    as Amanda Beckett
  • Patrick Kilpatrick

    as Christian 'The Sandman' Naylor
  • Art LaFleur

    as Sergeant DeGraf
  • George Dickerson

    as Tom Vogler
  • Joshua John Miller

    as Douglas Tisdale
  • Hank Stone

    as Romaker
  • Conrad Dunn

    as Konefke
  • Jack Bannon

    as Ben Keane
  • Abdul Salaam El Razzac

    as Priest
  • Armin Shimerman

    as Dr. Gottesman
  • John Lantz

    as Sam Waldon
  • Hans Howes

    as Guard Keller
  • Harry Waters, Jr.

    as Jersey
  • Al Leong

    as Bruce
  • Larry Hankin

    as Mayerson
  • Kamel Krifa

    as Keel
  • Dorothy Dells

    as Helen Vogler
  • Paulo Tocha

    as Perez
  • Carlease Burke

    as Sergeant Waters
  • David Erskine

    as Inmate - Body Part Transporter
  • Thomas Rosales Jr.

    as Punk
Writing David S. Goyer Writer
Production Alan Ladd Jr. Producer
Costume & Make-Up Sanja Milković Hays Wardrobe Supervisor
Camera Russell Carpenter Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Joseph A. Porro Costume Design
Sound Gary Chang Music
Art Michael Milgrom Property Master
Directing Deran Sarafian Director
Production Andrew G. La Marca Associate Producer
Editing G. Gregg McLaughlin Editor
Production Mark DiSalle Producer
Costume & Make-Up Lance Anderson Special Effects Makeup Artist
Editing Christopher Kroll Assistant Editor
Sound Bill Black Music Editor
Production John H. Burrows Unit Production Manager
Crew Gary Epper Stunts
Crew Jeff Imada Stunt Coordinator
Sound Patrick Cyccone Jr. Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Jeffrey S. Farley Special Effects Makeup Artist
Production Cathy Henderson Casting
Sound Tommy Goodwin ADR Mixer
Sound Tommy Goodwin Foley Mixer
Directing Chase Newhart First Assistant Director
Art Curtis A. Schnell Production Design
Camera Ken Fisher Assistant Camera
Sound Michael Rafferty Assistant Sound Editor
Sound David Campling Dialogue Editor
Sound Karola Storr Foley Editor
Sound Frank A. Montaño Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Camera Elizabeth Ziegler Steadicam Operator
Sound David Cunningham Sound Recordist
Camera Marsha Blackburn Still Photographer
Costume & Make-Up Nina Kraft Makeup Artist
Sound Mike Le Mare Sound Designer
Sound John Pospisil Foley Artist
Costume & Make-Up Gunnar Swanson Assistant Hairstylist
Sound Sherry Whitfield Music Editor
Crew Gary Baxley Stunts
Production Valerie Mickaelian Kucera Production Coordinator
Art Richard K. Hummel Set Decoration
Sound Joachim H. Hansch Music Supervisor
Sound Anthony Palk Sound Effects Editor
Lighting Michael J. Schwartz Lighting Technician
Lighting George M. Chappell Electrician
Lighting Antar Abderrahman Jr. Electrician
Sound Robert J. Anderson Jr. Sound Mixer
Directing David Kelley Second Assistant Director
Sound Nancy Parker Foley Artist
Crew Greg Landerer Special Effects Coordinator
Directing Connie Barzaghi Script Supervisor
Art Robert Lee Art Direction
Lighting Reginald F. Lake Chief Lighting Technician
Costume & Make-Up Susan Reiner Assistant Makeup Artist
Production Terry Gusto Location Manager
Camera Mark R. Jackson First Assistant Camera
Sound Janelle Showalter Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Dean St. John ADR Recordist
Sound Dean St. John Foley Recordist
Directing Mathew Dunne Second Assistant Director
Camera Scott Hering Second Assistant Camera
Editing John A. Barton Editor
Production Michael Cutler Casting
Lighting Marc David Schultz Electrician
Lighting Chuck Mason Electrician
Art Michael Kraft Leadman
Art William Shaw Assistant Property Master
Art Tommy Williams Art Department Coordinator
Crew Gary Allan Worrell Carpenter
Sound Matthew McFadden Boom Operator
Camera John Buckner Key Grip
Production Judy Biggs Assistant Production Coordinator
Production Nancy Ramey Production Accountant