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Animal (2005)

Video  -  Drama | Action  -  5 September 2007 (Finland)
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When the violent gangster James "Animal" Allen is arrested and sent to prison, his teenage son Darius is left with his mother, but she is assassinated and the boy is raised alone on the ... See full summary »

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Creeper
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Roach (as Cessar 'TNT' Farrait)
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When the violent gangster James "Animal" Allen is arrested and sent to prison, his teenage son Darius is left with his mother, but she is assassinated and the boy is raised alone on the streets, becoming a criminal. While in the corrupt prison, Animal works for the powerful prisoner Kassada, but when he meets the revolutionary Berwell, his view of life changes. Animal is released on probation and tries to have a straight life, but his past and his fame haunt him, while he sees that Darius is following his path in a criminal life. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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His Legacy Must End... For His Son's Life To Begin.

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

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Goofs

When Animal (Ving Rhames) is approached in the prison yard and told to come and meet with Kassada (Chazz Palminteri) he tosses away the wadded paper in his mouth. The next cut shows him at the table with Kassada and it's back in his mouth. See more »

Quotes

Berwell: Smarten up, James. Stupid is a choice too.
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Rewind the Hands Of Time
Written by Ramel Gill
Performed by Black Child
Produced by Irv Gotti / Chink Santana
Published by Ramel Gill Publishing (BMI)
Courtesy of The Inc. Records
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To survive in the streets you need to be smart...
3 September 2005 | by (Arendal, Norway) – See all my reviews

I just saw a screening of this one. I was very happy with how the movie was. I love prison movies and love seeing how they live. Ving Rhames plays The Animal (James) a gangster who kills just for fun and ends up in prison for armed robbery and attempted murder. His son grows up to be just like his father. The Animal is a strong and true story about one man's choice and to have the guts to take it.

I liked this movie. I am a Ving Rhames fan and he did it again. If you like Ving Rhames and like prison movies and gangster movies I think you will like this one.

8/10 Stars in my book


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