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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Errol Babbage
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Viola Frye
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Edmund Grooms
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Harriet Wells (as Kristina Sisco)
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Vincent Dennison
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Glenn Custis
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Harriet's Mother
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Louis Kessler
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Haynes Ownby
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Missing Girl's Father
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Missing Girl's Mother
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Woman in Gorilla Suit
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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 »


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

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4 August 2007 (Japan)  »

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Justicia a cualquier precio  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)
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This is the first english language movie directed by Andrew Lau, the co-director of the Infernale Affairs trilogy See more »

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Erroll is flicking through Vincent Dennison's stuff. He opens a pornography magazine up. When he skips to the next page, exactly the same photo is shown on it. See more »

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[first lines]
Erroll Babbage: [knocking] Department of Public Safety.
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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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The Law's Best Friend
Written by Vida Wakeman and Jeff Burke
Performed by Jeff and Vida Wakeman (as Vida)
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Nothing to "Flock" to see
2 July 2010 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I finally caught "The Flock" on HBO. A taping at 4:20 am while I was asleep, true, but it's better watched at that hour, methinks. It was apparently only released to theaters in Japan and Turkey, from all reports, but North Americans really didn't miss much.

It's professionally produced, pairs Claire Danes memorably with Richard Gere, and makes their interplay (standard retiring-burnout-and-protégé) entirely believable in most ways.

The gore and corpses aren't beyond those in many modern horror movies, though the camera often lingers more than it should. The fetishes (and worse) of Gere's monitored ex-cons shouldn't shock anyone who's ever been in a triple-X shop.

Danes's acting is superb, especially in pursuing an abductor's trail (standard police-procedural, though by non-cops) with Gere's brooding and effective Errol. What blew a hole in this, though, is that she was miscast in the first place.

Even though one of Gere's well-worn "flock" is female, nearly all are intimidating men, and the role her character Allison is training to take up calls for more heft. Both physically and professionally.

I didn't believe for one minute that Allison chose such a grueling job out of anything more than economic need, certainly not from any more personal calling. No hints are made as to her motivation, nor is anything mentioned of her personal life, beyond nosy behavior and a clumsy allusion by compulsive background-checker Errol.

It's a miscasting on a par with what was done with Danes in "The Mod Squad," but unlike that idiocy of a plot-mangled remake, this gives Danes a quite strong setup — and much gore and many sad fetishes — to play against. If you accept that someone of her perception and refinement would ever take that job in the first place, that is.

Turn to it on cable, but I wouldn't take the effort to even go to the video store or put it in a Netflix queue. It's worth one viewing.

(Most of this review originally appeared on the IMDb board for Claire Danes, followed by considerable discussion.)


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