Animal (2005)

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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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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

5 September 2007 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Prison Block  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson and Paula Jai Parker all appeared together previously in 2005s Hustle & Flow. See more »


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 »


Berwell: Smarten up, James. Stupid is a choice too.
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Followed by Animal 2 (2008) See more »


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This is no Bubblegum Lolipop movie
10 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This a real movie about thug life and the inescapable revolving door trap that is so hard to break. Ving Rhames plays the animal which is not an accurate name for his character ,since his character is no different than a mob boss or a drug cartel kingpin.... this is how you have to be to survive on the streets.. excellent acting by Jim Brown who in real life is a PEACE ACTIVIST.. Ving Rhames does an excellent performance ,, who i think is worthy of an academy award nomination....Chazz Palminteri also performed well as a supporting actor.... this is a must see movie for Kids going down the wrong path in life,, since it shows the consequences of a leading a violent lifestyle....

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