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

Director:

Writer:

On Disc

at Amazon

1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Private investigator, Nick Sharman, accepts a case which at first seems intriguing, but ends up causing him bitter regret.

Director: Suri Krishnamma
Stars: Clive Owen, Bill Paterson, Rowena King
Croupier (1998)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An aspiring writer is hired as a croupier at a casino, where he realizes that his life as a croupier would make a great novel.

Director: Mike Hodges
Stars: Clive Owen, Nick Reding, Nicholas Ball
Vroom (1988)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A love story - a young man for an older woman and his best friend and his Chevrolet. Jake is a romantic with a vision. Ringe is his whiplash wild best mate. Their lives in a small northern ... See full summary »

Director: Beeban Kidron
Stars: Diana Quick, Clive Owen, David Thewlis
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Will Graham is a gangster who has left the life of crime and is living in the countryside. He comes out of hiding to investigate the death of his brother when he learns that he committed ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Hodges
Stars: Clive Owen, Malcolm McDowell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Century (1993)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Paul Reisner, a young doctor, becomes a researcher in a prestigious medical institute. He feels he has a chance to be part of a movement of unending progress in science and civilization. ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Poliakoff
Stars: Charles Dance, Clive Owen, Miranda Richardson
Painted Lady (TV Movie 1997)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

From the Irish countryside to London to New York and back again, Maggie reenters the world as a countess and shady art dealer. With her panache and charisma, she finds more than an auction,... See full summary »

Director: Julian Jarrold
Stars: Helen Mirren, Iain Glen, Franco Nero
Split Second (TV Movie 1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A split-second decision made in a fit of rage drives attorney and family man Michael Anderson to desperate measures.The stressed-out lawyer hits his melting point one fateful day, when he runs away from the consequences of his actions.

Director: David Blair
Stars: Clive Owen, Helen McCrory, John Bowe
Second Sight: Hide and Seek (TV Movie 2000)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

While hiding his own deteriorating eyesight, a detective investigates the case of a bludgeoned violinist where the key witness is her traumatized young son.

Director: Edward Bennett
Stars: Clive Owen, Rupert Holliday-Evans, Claire Skinner
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A rich man's wife finds she has a bad prenuptial agreement with an even worse husband. Over drinks with a stranger, she fantasizes about doing her husband in to void the prenupt. The ... See full summary »

Director: Amy Holden Jones
Stars: Halle Berry, Christopher McDonald, Peter Greene
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A sports writer becomes a single parent in tragic circumstances.

Director: Scott Hicks
Stars: Clive Owen, Emma Booth, Laura Fraser
The Magician (TV Movie 1993)
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Scotland Yard is confronted with increasing IRA terror and lots of counterfeit money.

Director: Terry Winsor
Stars: Jay Acovone, Clive Owen, Jeremy Kemp
Century (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Clive Owen, Miranda Richardson, Sarah Valentine
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Colin Briggs
...
Georgina Woodhouse
...
Fergus Wilks
...
Governor Hodge
...
Tony
...
Raw
...
Jimmy
Natasha Little ...
Primrose Woodhouse
...
Dudley
...
Holly
Sally Edwards ...
Susan Hodge
Donald Douglas ...
Nigel
Kevin McMonagle ...
Laurence
Julie Saunders ...
Sarah
...
John (as Jorden Maxwell)
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A blooming comedy See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

14 September 2001 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Bašta za zatvorenike  »

Box Office

Budget:

£5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$1,439,287 (USA) (9 November 2001)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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

Fergus Wilks: [Waking up and seeing the flower on the nightstand, then seeing Colin] What's that old thing doing back here?
Colin: It wasn't ready for the outside world.
See more »

Soundtracks

Twenty Five To Midnight
Written and Performed by Sting
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd. and Magnetic Publishing Ltd.
Courtesy of A&M Records/Mercury Records Limited (London)
Licensed by kind permission from the Film and TV Licensing Division, part of the Universal Music Group
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A great Sunday evening movie
25 August 2002 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

My wife and I caught this nice, heartwarming film quite by accident. We started watching it as there was nothing else on. Then, as the story progressed, quite rapidly, we were engrossed.

The was quite good, as should be expected by British actors, the cinematography and settings were great and the story was superb, though simple.

Too few of these nice little foreign films get airplay in the States (we are currently living in Taiwan), and it's a shame, because this is a great little film.

"Daysees, pahnsies and buttucups, you blokes are a disgrace to the prison system."


31 of 32 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Feel Good British Movies BoyFromOz
See it! Artsygal20
Whos With Me? charles-powell-1
The Music BoyFromOz
Helen Mirren BoyFromOz
Georgina's car catalinescu
Discuss Greenfingers (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?