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Felon (2008)

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

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A 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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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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Val Kilmer spent several hours a day in the makeup chair for placement of numerous fake tattoos on his chest, arms and back. See more »

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Towards the beginning of the movie as Wade is speaking to his Public Defender she mentions that the bail is set at $1M dollars and whether he had $1M dollars to put up as collateral. In reality he would only have to put up 10% which would have been $100,000. See more »

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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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Excellent!
17 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was lucky to see a screener for this film. At first I wasn't expecting much as the last film I saw with Val Kilmer-Conspiracy-I shut off 15 minutes into it in disgust.

Felon, is an excellent film with great acting, a great plot and good dialog. This is by far the best movie I've seen Stephen Dorf in and Val Kilmer gives a solid performance. While the storyline flirts with typical prison antagonists and a pseudo-familiar plot the story is very realistic and highly believable.

Lots of suspense, good solid action, excellent cinematography and great acting make this film a must see for drama/suspense fans. Its great to see Val Kilmer resuming his place as one of the best actors of his generation.


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