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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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Errol Babbage
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Viola Frye
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Edmund Grooms
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Harriet Wells
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Vincent Dennison
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Glenn Custis
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Louis Kessler
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Haynes Ownby
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Missing Girl's Father
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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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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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One of the participants in Erroll Babbage's Sex Offender Group is a woman (or a cross-dressing male). She is seen during the scene in the community hall when everyone is sitting in a circle and Babbage is demanding if anyone knows anything about the whereabouts of the missing girl. Male and female sex offenders are always kept segregated in Community Sex Offender Treatment programs. 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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What the Flock?
30 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Flock was nothing too original, but a movie doesn't have to be original in order for it to be good. For its few, if any, forgivable flaws as a by-the-books detective/Seven thriller, the Flock as a whole is still a taut, brooding, gritty, intense and fun little popcorn flick. Like I said, the material isn't exactly fresh but it is still far from stale and Richard Gere, who act as though he were a man possessed, elevates the script and the film that much higher in terms of overall quality. This is not bargain basement entertainment, nor did it deserve to go straight-to-video in the US, especially given the talent involved both in front of and behind the camera. The list includes: Richard Gere (in his prime), Claire Danes, Andrew Lau (director of Infernal Affairs), and of course, the Weinstein Company (who need no introduction seeing as they are Hollywood.)Despite the lack of hype, the Flock deserves recognition for its solidity, or at least a watch. trust me, its a hell of a lot more thoughtful and entertaining than 99% of the garbage that continues to get released on a daily basis.


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