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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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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17 July 2008 (USA)  »

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Felon  »

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$2,900,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Based on actual atrocities at Corcoran State Prison. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie John refers back to how his daughter would have been 27 at that time but by the tattoo calender on his arm she should have only been 22 or 23. See more »

Quotes

LA Judge: [to Wade] This court sentences you to three years in state prison.
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Referenced in Impossible Dreams (2011) See more »

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i cannot think of the words to praise this film
15 July 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

i cannot think of the words to praise this film as it is one of the most awe inspiring films i have ever seen. it will make everyone who watches it appreciate everything in their life so much more. truly one of the great films of this century....it will probably not be remembered like this but it truly is. The acting is superb, by all the actors. It is an emotional roller-coaster of a film, bringing you emotions as varied as sorrow, joy and anger. It makes you realise the unjust nature of the world we live in, and how the worst things can happen to the nicest of people. If i can sum up in a sentence what i feel about this film it is.....the best film i have seen for many years bar none,a truly inspiring piece of filmwork and story telling, a must see for everyone :D


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