“The cell block just got a new bully…. a small one.“
|Jackson Rathbone as Robbie The Hippie
Directed By: Rob Schneider
Written By: Josh Lieb
Cast: Rob Schneider, David Carradine
Release Date: April 25, 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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A real estate con artist named Stan Minton panics when he learns that he’s going to prison for fraud. Stan’s fear of jailhouse rape leads him to hire a mysterious guru who helps transform him into a creative martial-arts expert. After his incarceration, Stan uses his newfound skills to intimidate his fellow prisoners. He gains their respect, and eventually becomes their leader, bringing peace and harmony to the prison yard. But the corrupt warden has an elaborate plan that could help him turn a profit by turning the prison into a war zone, and Stan is the only thing standing in the way.
Jackson plays the role of Robbie. In the film, Robbie admits to selling “a shit load” of marijuana which landed him in jail. His character is described as a hippie and can be seen being bullied by other inmates in the film. By the end of the film, his character is the one teaching all the other inmates self-defense.
• Rob Schneider collapsed secondary to heat exhaustion and food poisoning when soaring temperatures on the set left him struggling to keep up with filming.
• Prison scenes were shot at a closed women’s prison in Stockton.
• During the filming, temperatures in the Stockton area hit record highs of 115 degrees. Stockton became so hot during the shoot that Schneider provided unlimited bottled water, umbrellas, and medics to apply sunscreen every 3 hours to the cast and crew.
• The film was shot in six weeks, beginning in Los Angeles, and ending in Stockton, California. Shooting on the set began as early as 6:00 am and ended as late as 4:00 am.
Robbie: “Hey man, I just wanna say thanks.”
Stan: “For what?”
Robbie: “You know.. for helping me before, with Big Raymond?”
Stan: “I wasn’t helping you, I was helping me. I had to beat up the biggest shithead in the cellblock and he just so happened to be talking to you.”
Robbie: “Okay.. but you know, I.. I mean I think that guy wanted to fuck me.”
Robbie: “I wanna thank you for what you did out there.”
Stan: “I didn’t do anything fo—”
Robbie: “Don’t say you didn’t do it for me because you did. Didn’t you?”
Stan: “A little.”
Robbie: “Well thanks.”
“You know, he’s going in to prison, he’s kind of thinking to himself, ‘Okay, well, hopefully I can get out of this and get some good life experience.” (Jackson on his character)
“The dance, the dance… the dance was fun. I mean come on! You gotta see… we had a thing going, maybe a 150 extras, 15 – 20 dancers and about a handful of actors doing this dance. Most of us don’t know what the hell we’re doing, we’re just kind of moving.” (Jackson on the dance scene)