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Felon (2008)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  17 July 2008 (USA)
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A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system.

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The family man Wade Porter is living the American Dream with his girlfriend Laura and their son Michael: they have a nice house, he has just raised a loan to make his company grow and they are going to get married. However their dream becomes a nightmare when Wade unintentionally kills a burglar that had broken into their house in the middle of the night on his lawn. He is sent to trial and accepts a deal proposed by the prosecutor, being sentenced to three years in prison. During the transportation, there is an incident in the bus and Wade is framed and sent to the maximum security wing under the command of the corrupt Lieutenant Jackson. His cell-mate John Smith that was sentenced to life revenging the death of his family befriends Wade and gives helpful advices and hope to Wade to return to his family. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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prison | nightmare | evil man | shower | fight | See more »

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No Rules. No Hope. No Way Out.

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for brutal violence, pervasive language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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$2,900,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Val Kilmer, who lives on a nearby New Mexico ranch, agreed to participate in this film secondary to his work with New Mexico's Film Investment Program. See more »

Goofs

Once Wade is in prison the first time he is able to talk to Laura, her hand holding the phone changes; her finger is on the phone then off, changing from scene to scene. See more »

Quotes

Gordon Camrose: You gotta stop living in the past, John.
John Smith: Hey, I am the past.
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Referenced in Impossible Dreams (2011) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Excellent movie!
22 July 2008 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

This was just great, guys - I loved it!

The acting was great, the script was great, the cast was great! I was actually moved by the performances and the storyline in this movie. It made me realize that I take lots of stuff for granted in this world. As easily as waking up in the morning - as easily and swiftly your life can be turned upside down. This movie perspectivates ones life and at the end, what you're left with, is the feeling of fulfillment and the urge to do something good to the ones you love - or find somebody to love and take good care of them.

A bit gory and ironic at the end - but overall - like one of the other reviews said - one of the greater prison-movies! ...And Val Kilmer - OMG - GREAT JOB, DUDE!

What a great experience, guys! Thank you for that!

/Martin Jakobsen


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