**SPOILERS** Muddled story about just what's going on behind th scenes in this prison camp in the deep south. Which in fact was actually filmed in the Canadian wilds. The camp is run by a number of psycho's who use human beings, or prisoners, for making themselves rich. It's when ex-US Marine Julian Taylor, Dean Cain, is incarcerated in the "Retrieve" that things start to turn sour for the bad guys in the movie! Who for the most part aren't the convicts but those who are in charge of guarding them!
As we soon find out both the camp Warden Adam Wakefield, Ken James, and his top aid Captain Robert Brown, Bryan Brown, use prisoners as if their wild animals. Wakefield & Brown use the prisoners, like in the movie "The Most Dangerous Game", by setting them loose to be hunted down and killed, from a safe distance, by rich and prominent citizens in the community who pay big buck to do it. It's when an undercover Treasury Agent-who shall remain nameless-gets the info on Warden Wakefield & Captain Brown's operations that he's dispatched by having Captain Brown's prize tracking German Shepherd Clyde do him in. Sniffing around the "Doghouse" or the "Dogboy" compound the agent got locked in the dog holding cage. It's then that Clyde was set loose, by someone out of camera range, and attacked the startled G-Man and ended up tearing him to pieces.
With Taylor uncovering evidence, while cleaning up the mess that Clyde left, he becomes not only a target for both Captain Brown and Warden Wakefield in preventing him from exposing their murderous operations but the Treasury Agent's boss assistant D.A Jenniffer Dern, Tia Carrere. D.A Dern needs Taylor to get the goods on both Wakefield & Brown but Taylor, not wanting to make waves, is only interested in serving his time at the "Retrieve" and get out in one piece! That's of course if both Wakefield and Brown allow him to do that!
You get the usual heroics that you would expect in a made for TV movie like "Dogboys" or "Tracked" with the added surprise of having the at first mousy and studious looking Tia Carrera let her hair down as well as take, some not all, of her clothes off which starts liven things up. This allows those of us in the audience, as well as convict Julian Taylor, to really start to appreciate Tia as a pin-up girl instead of, which was dead pan and unconvincing, her acting.
***SPOILER ALERT*** Being the greedy and back stabbing low-lives that they are both Wakefield and Brown together with their blood thirsty hunting from a safe distant client Cletes, Robert Collins, end up doing the work that the US Justice department is paid to do: Putting themselves out of business and behind bars or six feet under. The most sympathetic of these crumb's the head of the "Dogboy Unit" or "Doghouse" Pappy, Sean McCann, gets suddenly religious in trying to prevent his boss Captain Brown for gunning down Taylor in cold blood. For that one righteous act Pappy, a convicted murderer, ends up paying with his life.
The movie is worth watching for the action scenes and actor Cain's Julian Taylor the former, in the movie, US Marine light-heavyweight champ very professional looking boxing ability. And of course there's also actress Tia Carrera who makes you forget, in the scenes that she's in, just how bad the movie really is.