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A prison inmate with a green thumb goes on to compete in a national gardening competition. Based on a true story.

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Colin Briggs
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Georgina Woodhouse
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Fergus Wilks
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Governor Hodge
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Jordan Maxwell ...
John (as Jorden Maxwell)
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Storyline

Clive Owen stars as a prison inmate who goes into an experimental "open" prison where the inmates walk around freely and get job training for their impending releases. While there, he discovers he has a talent for growing flowers. His talent is recognized by a gardening guru who encourages him and four other inmates to enter a national gardening competition. Written by Greg Bulmash <greg@imdb.com>

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14 September 2001 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Bašta za zatvorenike  »

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Budget:

£5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$65,584 (USA) (27 July 2001)

Gross:

$1,439,287 (USA) (9 November 2001)
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Trivia

The film is based on inmates of Her Majesty's Prison Leyhill which is located in Cotswold. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the movie when Colin is walking with Primrose through to the garden in the competition, she is/is not wearing a necklace between shots. See more »

Quotes

Georgina: That's what I like about plants - they don't answer back.
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Written by Johnny Marks (as John D. Marks) and Marvin Brodie (as Marvin Brody)
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Delightful, uplifting tale
15 October 2002 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful (true) story of hardened criminals who, through gardening, become human again. The performances are all quite excellent, including that of the ever-enjoyable Helen Mirren. Even if you aren't a gardener, you will enjoy this film about redemption and triumph.


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