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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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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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Comedy | Crime | Romance

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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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Budget:

£1,365,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$65,584 (USA) (29 July 2001)

Gross:

$1,439,287 (USA) (11 November 2001)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

It is filmed at the world-renowned music school, the Yehudi Menuhin School. 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

Georgina: That's what I like about plants - they don't answer back.
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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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Pleasant feel-good-movie
11 June 2003 | by (Malmö, Sweden) – See all my reviews

When this movie finally premiered in Sweden (Feb -03) it didn't get that good reviews. Me and my friends were planning to see "My big fat Greek wedding", but it was sold-out, and we agreed to see "Greenfingers". I've enjoyed Clive Owens performances in "Tanner" and "Gosford park" before, and hoped he would be equally good here. He was. I have to say that he is an awesome actor, with an amazing face. He's got that hard Pacino-face, excellent.

Anyway, we didn't have our hopes up about the film, but what a gem! Really warm, beautiful sceneries, great characters and a splendid sound track. I have a little garden of my own that I usually do nothing about, but this film made me want to grow all sorts of things. Don't miss this movie, it's really great, and David Kellys "Fergus" is a character you do want to see...

I hope that Clive Owen will have a long, successful career.


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