Greenfingers (2000)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Romance  |  14 September 2001 (UK)
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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
Natasha Little ...
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 <>

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Based on a true story See more »


Comedy | Crime | Romance

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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Aspect Ratio:

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 »


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 »


Colin: Roses are red, violets are blue. I'm about to f*** up. So what else is new?
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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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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."

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