MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,542 this week

The Farm: Angola, USA (1998)

7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 372 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 11 critic

Documentary depicting day to day life in Angola Prison mostly from an inmate's perspective. Interviews are with several inmates including one with a life sentence who is about to die.

Writer:

(investigative reports)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 31 titles
created 28 Apr 2011
 
a list of 32 titles
created 16 Jul 2011
 
a list of 8566 titles
created 25 Mar 2013
 
a list of 708 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 45 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Farm: Angola, USA (1998)

The Farm: Angola, USA (1998) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Farm: Angola, USA.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Outrage I (2009)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An indictment of closeted politicians who lobby for anti-gay legislation in the U.S.

Director: Kirby Dick
Stars: Barney Frank, Tammy Baldwin, Wayne Barrett
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

1982's Video Game World Champions share their philosophies on joysticks, groupies and life.

Director: Lincoln Ruchti
Stars: Ronald Bailey, Sam Blackburn, Leo Daniels
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In this film made over ten years, filmmaker Barbara Sonneborn goes on a pilgrimage to the Vietnamese countryside where her husband was killed. She and translator (and fellow war widow) Xuan... See full summary »

Director: Barbara Sonneborn
Stars: Xuan Ngoc Nguyen, Barbara Sonneborn
Skid Row (2007)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A documentary that chronicles Pras Michel's 9-day experiment as a homeless man in downtown Los Angeles.

Directors: Ross Clarke, Niva Dorell, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Pras
Darkon (2006)
Documentary | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Skip Lipman, a suburban stay at home dad, embarks on an epic quest to topple a mighty empire in a full-contact Live Action Role Playing Game known as Darkon.

Directors: Luke Meyer, Andrew Neel
Stars: Skip Lipman, Kenyon Wells, Daniel McArthur
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The story of community in the Deep South that is forced to deal with the struggles of ignorance, hypocrisy and oppression.

Director: Malcolm Ingram
Stars: Jim Bishop, Terry Capps, Jackie Cox
Monster Camp (2007)
Documentary | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Welcome to Monster Camp, the true story about a world where people transform into creatures, heroes, and monsters to escape their daily lives. In the vein of Lord of the Rings, World of ... See full summary »

Director: Cullen Hoback
Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

It's time to rock and roll - air guitar style. AIR GUITAR NATION is the feature documentary about the year that air guitar swept America - from New York to Los Angeles and then all the way ... See full summary »

Director: Alexandra Lipsitz
Stars: Dan Crane, David S. Jung, Hadia Ackerman
Paper Clips (2004)
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

As a part of their study of the Holocaust, the children of the Whitwell, TN Middle School try to collect 6 million paper clips representing the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis.

Directors: Elliot Berlin, Joe Fab
Stars: Sandra Roberts, Dagmar Schroeder-Hildebrand, Tom Bosley
The Last Days (1998)
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Five Jewish Hungarians, now U.S. citizens, tell their stories: before March, 1944, when Nazis began to exterminate Hungarian Jews, months in concentration camps, and visiting childhood ... See full summary »

Director: James Moll
Stars: Bill Basch, Martin Basch, Randolph Braham
American Beer (2004)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In June of 2002, five friends left New York City by minivan and set out across the United States to visit 38 breweries in 40 days.

Director: Paul Kermizian
Stars: Jeremy Goldberg, Paul Kermizian, Jon Miller
Vinyl (2000)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Alan Zweig investigates the wacky world of record collecting.

Director: Alan Zweig
Stars: Alan Zweig, Harvey Pekar, Don McKellar
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Burl Cain ...
Himself (Angola Warden)
George Crawford ...
Himself
Wilbert Rideau ...
Himself
Vincent Simmons ...
Himself
Eugene 'Bishop' Tannehill ...
Himself
Logan 'Bones' Theriot ...
Himself
Ashanti Witherspoon ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

Documentary depicting day to day life in Angola Prison mostly from an inmate's perspective. Interviews are with several inmates including one with a life sentence who is about to die.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Enter the gateway to hell and meet the men who call it home.

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 January 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Investigative Reports: The Farm - Life Inside Angola Prison  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

George "Ashanti" Witherspoon was released from prison in the summer of 1999 and officially paroled in December of 1999. See more »

Connections

Followed by The Farm: 10 Down (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Perfect evocation of what it is to be a "lifer."
23 August 1999 | by (Arcadia, California) – See all my reviews

This film should be required viewing for all high school students. It is a documentary featuring 6 inmates at the notorious prison in Angola, Louisiana. The strong implication is that the only way to be released from a lifer's existence at Angola is to die. The interviewing is very skillful, and reveals a great deal of the personalities of the six men. The sham of a "parole hearing" for one of the men is especially shocking and depressing. It would be hard for a thinking personal to see this film, and not reconsider America's hardened stance that no criminals deserve a second chance. It is a classic!


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
PLEASE RELEASE TO DVD jwstark
DVD available here jason_t_roy
Discuss The Farm: Angola, USA (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?