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Gardens of the Night (2008)

 -  Drama  -  21 November 2008 (USA)
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After being abducted as children, and suffering years of abuse, a teenage boy and girl find themselves living on the street.

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Leslie
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Michael
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Young Leslie
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Alex
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Frank
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Young Donnie (as Jermaine 'Scooter' Smith)
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Orlando
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Judge Feeney
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Judge's Daughter
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Blackberry John
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An 8-year-old girl is taken from her home and convinced that her family does not want her anymore. After enduring years of horror, she and her fellow victim are dumped by their capturers. Now, 17 years old and no one to turn to except each other, they do their best to survive life on the streets, until one day she finally accepts the help of a shelter counselor to find her way home. However, what she truly finds is the love of her life and that you can never go back. "Gardens of the Night", is a haunting, gritty and topical story which delves deep into the world of child abduction and where it often leads... for the "lucky ones." The writer/director, Damian Harris bases his story on the kids, counselors, cops and pimps he met during two years of research. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for disturbing content involving sexual exploitation of a child, language, sexual content and some drug use

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The song that Alex "plays" on his hand the first time Leslie is in his car is the University of Iowa Hawkeyes fight song. Tom Arnold is originally from Iowa. See more »

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Young Leslie: [reading] Then they began their long flight. And the flight of the Monkey People, through tree-land, is one of the things nobody can describe.
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The story haunts you and breaks your heart unless you're a strong.
10 July 2013 | by (Somewhere) – See all my reviews

Remember the movies 'Trade' and 'Taken', it was quite similar to those two movies, The plot was same like how the human trafficking has been done, bit disturbing theme. Really a challenge to watch by soft heart people and confusing to rate it. I still have a pain in my heart, I had hard time watching it.

What they showed in the movie is what really happening out there. I am glad this movie was made, people would be more cautious because it was not a message movie but a warning bell.

This movie is largely unnoticed by movie fanatics which definitely worth to take a look. I recommend it but be aware of the theme.


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