The Flock (2007)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  4 August 2007 (Japan)
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This film is about a hyper-vigilant employee of the department of public safety who, while training his young female replacement, has to track down a missing girl who he is convinced is connected to a paroled sex offender he is investigating.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Errol Babbage
Viola Frye
Edmund Grooms
Kristina Sisco ...
Harriet Wells
Vincent Dennison
Glenn Custis
Harriet's Mother
Louis Kessler
Haynes Ownby
Paul Scallan ...
Missing Girl's Father
Missing Girl's Mother
Woman in Gorilla Suit


The paranoid registrant administrator of the Department of Public Safety Erroll Babbage is forced to an early retirement due to his abusive behavior against the sex offenders that he should monitor, and shall spend his last eighteen days training his replacement Allison Lowry. When the seventeen years old Harriet Wells is considered missing in his area of work, Errol is convinced that her disappearance is related to one of his parole sex offenders. However, his superiors do not believe on his investigations and he convinces Allison to follow him in the sick underworld of pornography and perversions trying to find the missing girl. Written by Claudio Cavalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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To kill accusations, you must go with the flock. (UK Tagline) See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for perverse content involving aberrant sexuality and strong violence, and for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 August 2007 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Justicia a cualquier precio  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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When Errol puts the plastic tarp back over the corpse in the basement, it is clearly the same shot of him pulling it off, but in reverse. See more »


[first lines]
Erroll Babbage: [knocking] Department of Public Safety.
Erroll Babbage: Mr. Dennison? Vincent Dennison is a registered sex offender, the sooner I can verify his address, the sooner I can leave him alone!
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Entertaining thriller
3 July 2008 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

I did not have too much interest in watching The Flock.Andrew Lau co-directed the masterpiece trilogy of Infernal Affairs but he had been fired from The Flock and he had been replaced by an emergency director called Niels Mueller.I had the feeling that Lau had made a good film but it had not satisfied the study,so they fired him and hired another director.This usually does not work well (let's remember The Invasion).But The Flock resulted to be better than what I expected.It's not a great film but it's an interesting and entertaining thriller.The character development is very well done and I could know the characters very well.Also,the relationship between the two main characters is natural and credible.Richard Gere and Claire Danes bring competent performances.Now,let's go to the negative points.One element which really bothered me (there was a moment in which it irritated me) was the excess of edition tricks to give the movie more "attitude" and style.That tricks feel out of place and their presence is arbitrary.Plus,I think the film should have been more ambitious.In spite of that,I recommend The Flock as a good thriller.It's not memorable at all,but it's entertaining.

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