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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, a method actor who heavily researched the role, elected not to portray his character in a Utopian or chiseled capacity. Instead, Kilmer wanted to convey a nihilistic approach in which the years of confinement visibly take a toll physically and emotionally on the character. See more »

Goofs

Opposing prison gangs would never be allowed to share the same small recreation yard in an Administrative Segregation Unit. The only time this would even occur would be on the mainline population yard. See more »

Quotes

John Smith: What a piece of work is man. And there is no good or bad, but thinking makes it so. Human beings are perhaps never more dangerous than when they are convinced beyond a doubt that they are right. Patience. Penance.
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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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