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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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Stephen Dorff sustained two concussions during the production secondary to performing his own fight sequences. See more »

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You can see the white tape covering the Tropicana logo on the No Pulp Orange Juice container when they are having breakfast. See more »

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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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Simple, Smart and Powerful
17 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of those films that I'd always try to remember. The characters in the film are very realistic. Stephen Dorff, Marisa Nichols carried it really well. MR. Kilmer played a pivotal role towards the end, for all the dubious minds who'd question his character/ role in the film.

I believe Ric Roman did a wonderful job by addressing the many different situations that we as humans can go through in daily life. It was simple yet smart and a powerful film. I may not watch it again for, I do not want to witness the horrid situations again, but I'd definitely recommend it once for all!!


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