Gladiator Days: Anatomy of a Prison Murder

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Overview

Part of the America Undercover series, this gritty documentary special from HBO examines the culture of violence in prisons, focusing on the brutal murder of inmate Lonnie Blackmon. At a Utah State Prison, white supremacist convict Troy Kell was captured on the prison security camera in the act of the murder. Interviews with Kell himself, his accomplice, his prosecutor, and the victim's brother reveal the details and the aftermath of this vicious case. Kell's criminal history is also explored through interviews ...
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Overview

Part of the America Undercover series, this gritty documentary special from HBO examines the culture of violence in prisons, focusing on the brutal murder of inmate Lonnie Blackmon. At a Utah State Prison, white supremacist convict Troy Kell was captured on the prison security camera in the act of the murder. Interviews with Kell himself, his accomplice, his prosecutor, and the victim's brother reveal the details and the aftermath of this vicious case. Kell's criminal history is also explored through interviews from his involvement in a 1986 murder up until his status on death row.
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/15/2012
  • UPC: 883316452509
  • Original Release: 2002
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  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 60:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 65,501

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Marc Levin Director, Producer
Greg Andracke Cinematographer
Mark Benjamin Cinematographer
John Kirby Editor
Alan Levin Producer
Qasim Naqvi Score Composer
Sheila Nevins Executive Producer
Daphne Pinkerson Producer
Amy Sazama Production Manager
Richard Stratton Co-producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Gladiator Days: Anatomy of a Prison Murder
1. Chapter 1 [55:19]
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Disc #1 -- Gladiator Days: Anatomy of a Prison Murder
   Play Movie: It's Murder on the Inside
   Gladiator Days: Anatomy of a Prison Murder: Chapters
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Gladiator Days: Anatomy of a Prison Murder

    This is the most freaky and most messed up biography I have ever seen. I have thought and flashed back on this video everyday since I've seen it. All I think about is Troy Kell's actions. I try to visualize on the moment he is killing these men, but I try not to put myself in that position. I will learn more about Kell as these days/months/years go by, but I fear that I will learn to much of PSYCHO and not Kell himself. The first time I seen this video I was confused, then it took me time to realize what i was watching "a murder in the act". Then I thought of my cousins(NOLAN), he was murdered 2 years ago by his uncle, pain. This video made me realize how much pain he was going through at the time he was being stabbed. People like FRANCIS and KELL do not deserve to see the light of day again. But the system in CANADA is so messed up then in the USA. I feel that there should be more penalties in our system of law. There is a slap on the wrist in our system, FRANCIS spent a year in luxury (prison) doing his time. I wish I could do a documentry on Nolan's murder so that more people could see how a person can take the soul/life from an innocent father/brother/son/best friend/ cousin/ the best person in the worlds life. I try so hard everyday to understand why people like Kell and FRANCIS have so much hate to kill. Maybe someday i will understand this HATE(I hope I will not come close to it). But now and in the near future I will try to make a differnce for these sick people and there surroundings. I HOPE my feelings and experience make a diifference in one murderers choice to KILL.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Most Powerful Documentary I Have ever Seen

    Gladiator Days:Anatomy of a Prison Murder,is without a doubt the most brutaly honest account of the racial problems in our nations prisons.The title pretty much sums it up,it takes us step by step through a meticulously planned and savagely executed ''hit'' on a black inmate who had threatend the life (big mistake) of the films subject Troy Kell.Its easy to dismiss Kell as a racist pyhcopath,especially after seeing the murder (the victim,Lonnie Blackmon,was stabbed 67 times),which was caught in all its gory and bloody detail on a prison surveilance camera.But as the film unfolds ,through extensive interviews with kell and others,its plain to see that Kell is a very articulet,intelligent person who himself appears to be a victim of a violent,race based prison society,that he has lived in for the last 17 years.This is one of the most well made documentarys you are likely to see,right down to the music.I could go on forever.......

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    outstanding!!!

    ''Gladiator Days: anatomy of a prison murder'' is one of the best biography movies I have seen. It's outstanding and I love it. I first saw this movie on HBO then I saw it again in my Law Enforcement Class. I would watch this movie every day if I could, I cant wait till it comes out on January 7th, I will be one of the first people to buy this movie, I guarantee it!!!

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