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Animal Factory (2000)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  1 August 2000 (Spain)
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A young man goes to prison and a tough, older convict takes him under his wing as a mentor.

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Ron, who's young, slight, and privileged, is sentenced to prison on marijuana charges. For whatever reason, he brings out paternal feelings in an 18-year prison veteran, Earl Copan, who takes Ron under his wing. The film explores the nature of that relationship, Ron's part in Earl's gang, and the way Ron deals with aggressive cons intent on assault and rape. There's casual racism, too, in the prisoners and the guards, a strike called by Black prisoners, and the nearly omnipresence of hard drugs. Ron's lawyer is working on getting Ron out quickly, Earl has a shot at parole, and death seems to be waiting in the next cell. Will prison turn Ron into an animal? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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prison | convict | death | strike | racism | See more »

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On the Inside the Rules Are Brutal And the Stakes Are High

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for strong language, violence and drug use | See all certifications »

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$5,746 (USA) (20 October 2000)

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ESP 37,350,293 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Mickey Rourke purchased various items from women's lingerie stores for his role as transvestite Jan the Actress. See more »

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Earl Copen: Better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven.
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Decent effort but lacks of more interesting events. Good on-screen duo.
28 February 2007 | by (Noctropolis) – See all my reviews

Vastly underrated prison movie with excellent characters, an interesting and sentimental plot, good score, and fast pace.

The chemistry between Dafoe and Furlong is convincing and it seems that both actors got along really well. Their characters needed such a good chemistry because all the situations they go through require a good relationship.

The way Dafoe protects Furlong inside prison (of course, a "light" prison compared to the one of, for example, "American History X" to say the least) is somehow tender and as their "friendship" evolves it gets more endearing.

"Animal Factory" won't add anything new to your life or will change your mentality but it's a pleasant watch with a positive message. So if you are looking for a movie to just watch once and are in the mood for a good "buddy" flick this might be a good option.

For a more solid, deep movie in the likes of this one, try "American History X", also starring Edward Furlong.


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