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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
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Susan Hodge
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Nigel
Kevin McMonagle ...
Laurence
Julie Saunders ...
Sarah
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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  »

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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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Twenty Five To Midnight
Written and Performed by Sting
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd. and Magnetic Publishing Ltd.
Courtesy of A&M Records/Mercury Records Limited (London)
Licensed by kind permission from the Film and TV Licensing Division, part of the Universal Music Group
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16 September 2001 | by (Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA) – See all my reviews

I can't believe the cynicism surrounding this film. It has a nice wholesome quality to it that is lacking in our films today. I love films like 'Scarface', 'GoodFellas' and '48 HRS.' but that doesn't mean I can't like a film like 'Greenfingers'. Taking a group of prisoners and putting them in such a scenario as making them gardeners as part of their rehabilitation is a unique concept for a film. Reviewers, especially American critics must think all prisons around the world are loaded with weapons and power hungry guards and wardens. Countries like Canada, Switzerland and England have less violent criminals and less confrontational authorities. Some are mocking the film's whole premise as absurd but to make it more credible, this film is based on a true story! 'Greenfingers' runs a short 90 minutes, has some good characters that are well developed and jokes that bubble with surprising wit and charm. Examine the cast and crew carefully and watch out for their next film(s). We need more like them.


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