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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Briggs
Georgina Woodhouse
Fergus Wilks
Governor Hodge
Primrose Woodhouse
Sally Edwards ...
Susan Hodge
Donald Douglas ...
Kevin McMonagle ...
Julie Saunders ...
John (as Jorden Maxwell)


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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Based on a true story See more »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

14 September 2001 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Bašta za zatvorenike  »

Box Office


£5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


After the men lose the competition, they are invited to meet Her Majesty, and one of the officials says "Yes, HRH!" Which stands for His or Her Royal Highness, which could mean Charlels, Wills, Kate, Harry, etc.. BUT The Queen is Her Majesty - hence, she would be "H.M." See more »


Colin: Roses are red, violets are blue. I'm about to f*** up. So what else is new?
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I Wouldn't Believe Your Radio
Words by Kelly Jones
Music by Stuart Cable, Kelly Jones, Richard Jones
Performed by Stereophonics
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd.
Courtesy of V2 Music Ltd.
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Flat out terrific movie
26 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is a terrific movie. Clive Owen and Natasha Little are as great a couple as there is, and Helen Mirren and the rest of the cast could hardly be better. Wonderfully acted, intelligently directed, and very sweet. It's just a quiet little gem of a movie.

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