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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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Nigel
Kevin McMonagle ...
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Julie Saunders ...
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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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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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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)
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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

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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Written by Johnny Marks (as John D. Marks) and Marvin Brodie (as Marvin Brody)
Performed by Capricorn
Courtesy of Saint Nicholas Music Inc./Sunflower Music Inc, USA.
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Excellent stuff worth seeing!
21 August 2001 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

This lovely little film isn't trying to be anything it's not. It's interesting, touching, sad at times, and very, very funny! What more could you want for entertainment? I enjoy going to a movie and feeling good - okay, so YES, this is a feel-good movie. It has a really, really excellent feel-good plot. Bad guys make good... at gardening!

It's based on a true story, and that's one thing that really makes the story work. You root for the characters (you should!), you hope for the best (what's wrong with that?!), and along the way not everything goes as it "should". Well done folks. Also very well-acted. Scenery great. Characters great. Ending great (no, it isn't over-the-top good-good, if you hate that like I do...).

Sad to have to do the cliched and tired "if you liked _____ you'll love _____", but gotta do it: If you liked "Saving Grace", this is a great movie for you! (Though a friend of mine thinks I should say "if you liked "The Full Monty"...)

I say, spend the money if you are inclined, I don't think you'll regret a minute of it!


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