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

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Madeleine Rakic-Platt ...
Schoolgirl
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Bully
Dudley Brewis ...
2nd Bully
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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? See more »

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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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$13,024 (USA) (27 July 2008)

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$106,368 (USA) (22 August 2008)
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Film debut of Andrew Garfield. See more »

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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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Drop the Pressure
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A hard film to watch that rewards those that do
11 October 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

We have all came across the stories and events of young children committing terrible crimes. They must be evil and need to be locked away as they are clearly not the same as you and me are they? Well what if they were the same, only they had a moment of madness, a moment that they did without thinking when they were young enough to know it was wrong but not too fully realise the full extent of their actions? This film does what all great films do, it educates and opens your eyes and mind to new on suggestions, in a sense it widens your experiences. If you really let it this film will get into your head and cause you to fight with your preconceived ideas on punishment for people or whether they deserve forgiveness.

This is a great film, I really liked it but I felt uncomfortable during most of it because I knew deep down it was just asking me a question. I know what the lead character did is wrong, I know he was a child when he did it, but now you see him in a new life, touching other people's lives. The film does have an ending for you but this is not the point of the film. The really ending is in your head and it stays with you, "are you are willing to forgive someone like Jack?"


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