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The story of a young Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a crime he committed as a child.

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Schoolgirl
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Storyline

A young man is released from prison after many years and given a new identity in a new town. Aided by a supervisor who becomes like a father to him he finds a job and friends and hesitantly starts a relationship with a compassionate girl. But the secret of the heinous crime he committed as a boy weighs down on him, and he learns that it is not so easy to escape your past. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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Who Decides Who Gets A Second Chance?

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Rated R for language, sexuality, some disturbing content and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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4 September 2008 (Singapore)  »

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Box Office

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$13,024 (USA) (25 July 2008)

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$106,368 (USA) (22 August 2008)
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Trivia

In a retrospective scene young Eric and his friend Philip are walking around impersonating Spider-Man shooting web and swinging along the street. Andrew Garfield, the actor playing old Eric/ Jack, is Peter Parker/Spider-Man in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012). See more »

Quotes

Jack Burridge: Jack.
Terry: What?
Jack Burridge: That's the name I want.
Terry: [slowly] Okay...
Jack Burridge: Jack.
Terry: Well, that's the first thing taken care of.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 26 July 2008 (2008) See more »

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Sexiest Man In Jamaica
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Go and see it, you won't regret
21 September 2008 | by (Croatia) – See all my reviews

This is a real gift. It's a gift in the times when Hollywood bombing us with an enormous amount of bad movies,and it's a gift of acting, specially the acting of Andrew Garfield. IMHO,the movie absolutely deserved every award and nomination. So,I give nine stars,not because we have another classic, but because it shows to Hollywood how to make a good movie.

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It is not necessary to write a bible about this movie. To much talking about a plot will make it less interesting for the spectator and that no one wants.


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