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Greenfingers (2000)

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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Holly
Sally Edwards ...
Susan Hodge
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Kevin McMonagle ...
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Julie Saunders ...
Sarah
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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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£5,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$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 »

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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 »

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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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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