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Greenfingers (2000)

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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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Tony
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Jimmy
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Primrose Woodhouse
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Dudley
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Susan Hodge
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John (as Jorden Maxwell)
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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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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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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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It is filmed at the world-renowned music school, the Yehudi Menuhin School. 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.
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Sowing The Seeds Of Love
Written by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith
Performed by Tears for Fears (as Tears For Fears)
Courtesy of EMI Virgin Music Ltd. and Mercury Records Ltd.
Licensed by kind permission from the Film and TV Licensing Division, part of the Universal Music Group
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Lust in the Greenhouse
19 September 2001 | by (Calne, England) – See all my reviews

Actually, I can't recall any scene with greenhouse naughtiness, but there is plenty of gardening and a smattering of lustiness. True story or otherwise, this is my favourite British film for a couple of years, including last year's boy in the ballet flick. It's got that expected gentleness in the tale, in spite of the prison setting, but it seems so well made that I forgave its overly romanticised telling. David Kelly, as the terminally ill serial wife killer, was quite superb. I suppose I am being too fanciful to expect him to get a Best Supporting Actor nomination next year, but he certainly deserves it. The rest of the male cast did an adequate job, whilst Helen Mirren shone as the expert gardener. Finally, I have to mention Lucy Punch, if only to say that I was disappointed her part was not as enlarged as her midriff became. 7/10. A film which interested me from start to finish.


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