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Animal Kingdom -- Welcome to the Melbourne crime underworld, where tensions are on the brink of exploding between felons and renegade cops. The Cody brothers, a gang of armed robbers, are in the process of initiating their teenage nephew Joshua 'J' into their frightening world after the death of his mother and under the watchful eye of his matriarchal grandmother, Smurf.
Animal Kingdom -- Clip: Road Rage, Cody Style
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Animal Kingdom -- Clip: Smurf And J Get Ready For A Funeral

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Writer:
David Michôd (written by)
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Release Date:
3 June 2010 (Australia) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A crime story.
Plot:
Tells the story of seventeen year-old J (Josh) as he navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 38 wins & 39 nominations See more »
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Cast

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James Frecheville ... Joshua 'J' Cody
Bryce Lindemann ... Paramedic #1
Paul Smits ... Paramedic #2

Jacki Weaver ... Janine 'Smurf' Cody

Joel Edgerton ... Barry 'Baz' Brown

Luke Ford ... Darren Cody

Sullivan Stapleton ... Craig Cody

Mirrah Foulkes ... Catherine Brown
Anthony Ahern ... Armed Robbery Detective
Justin Rosniak ... Detective Randall Roache

Michael Vice ... Hood #1
Chris Weir ... Hood #2

Laura Wheelwright ... Nicky Henry
Sarah Nguyen ... Waitress
Lucia Cai ... Cashier

Ben Mendelsohn ... Andrew 'Pope' Cody
Ann Michôd ... Shopper

Susan Prior ... Alicia Henry

Clayton Jacobson ... Gus Emery

Tim Phillipps ... Const. Daniel Hordern

Josh Helman ... Const. Peter Simmons
Michael Cody ... Police Radio

Kieran Darcy-Smith ... John Harrop

Guy Pearce ... Detective Senior Sgt Nathan Leckie

Anthony Hayes ... Detective Justin Norris
Jack Heanly ... Andy Emery

Dan Wyllie ... Ezra White

Andy McPhee ... Richard Collis
Christina Azucena ... Dacinta Collis
Jacqueline Brennan ... Sarah Leckie (as Jacquie Brennan)
Ben Ouwehand ... Scott Leckie
Bert Labonte ... PSG Santo
James Saunders ... PSG Gary
Dom Phelan ... PSG Tom
Brenda Palmer ... Smurf's Neighbour

Anna Lise Phillips ... Barrister Justine Hopper
Tom Noble ... Court Warden
Daniel Roche ... SOG

David Michôd ... Reporter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Brendan Bacon ... Pasty Guy (uncredited)
Andrew Day ... Service Station Police Officer (uncredited)

Luke Doolan ... Drug Squad Officer (uncredited)

Stephen Hannah ... Detective Extra (uncredited)

George Iskander ... Shopper (uncredited)
Paul Rochford ... Sog #2 (uncredited)
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Directed by
David Michôd 
 
Writing credits
David Michôd (written by)

Produced by
Libby Sharpe .... line producer
Vincent Sheehan .... executive producer
Bec Smith .... executive producer
Liz Watts .... producer
 
Original Music by
Antony Partos 
 
Cinematography by
Adam Arkapaw 
 
Film Editing by
Luke Doolan 
 
Casting by
Kirsty McGregor 
 
Production Design by
Josephine Ford  (as Jo Ford)
 
Art Direction by
Janie Parker 
 
Costume Design by
Cappi Ireland 
 
Makeup Department
Simone Albert .... hair stylist
Simone Albert .... makeup artist
Danni McDowell .... hair assistant
Danni McDowell .... makeup assistant
Zeljka Stanin .... hair stylist (as Zeljkica Stanin)
Kirsten Veysey .... hair and makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Helen Lovelock .... post-production supervisor
Andy Pappas .... unit manager
Libby Sharpe .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Betty Fotofili .... second assistant director
Phil Jones .... first assistant director
Kham Soukseun .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Stephen Carroll .... pre-vis
Ashley Fraser .... props buyer
Ashley Fraser .... set dresser
Anna McEwan .... props buyer
Anna McEwan .... set dresser
Jordan Molloy .... assistant stand-by props
Michael O'Sullivan .... stand-by props
Vanessa Younger .... art department coordinator
 
Sound Department
Asha Ardill .... sound facilities manager: Soundfirm Australia
Philippe Decrausaz .... sound recordist
Bruce Emery .... sound consultant: Dolby
James Hardy .... boom operator
Leah Katz .... dialogue editor
Robert Mackenzie .... sound mixer
Andrew Neil .... foley editor
Richard Pain .... sound effects editor
Sam Petty .... sound designer
Sam Petty .... sound mixer
Sam Petty .... supervising sound editor
Liesl Pieterse .... mix assistant
Simon Rosenberg .... adr recordist
Alex Stewart .... foley recordist
Jenny Sutcliffe .... boom operator
Brooke Trezise .... assistant sound editor
Brooke Trezise .... atmospheres editor
Mario Vaccaro .... foley walker
Andy Wright .... adr recordist (as Andrew Wright)
 
Special Effects by
Michael Plummer .... special effects technician (as Mick Plummer)
Peter Stubbs .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Simon Alberry .... i/o supervisor
Stephen Carroll .... previsualisation
Amanda Duncan .... optical effects artist
John Durney .... optical effects artist
Leo Gomez .... i/o operator
Matthew T. Griffin .... optical effects artist (as Matthew Griffin)
May Lo .... i/o operator
Peter Luczak .... i/o operator
Peter Polyzoidis .... optical effects artist
Doug Roberts .... optical effects artist
Nathan Smith .... i/0 operations liaison
Robert Stollar .... optical effects artist
Takahiro Suzuki .... optical supervisor
Takahiro Suzuki .... visual effects supervisor
Henry Yekanians .... senior i/o operator
 
Stunts
Zev Eleftheriou .... stunt coordinator
Zev Eleftheriou .... stunt driver: Gus
Beau Hurren .... stunt double: J
Beau Hurren .... stunts: Detective #1
Graham Jahne .... stunt double: Pope
Graham Jahne .... stunts: SOG #1
Paul Rochford .... stunts: SOG #2
Jesse Rowles .... stunts: Detective #2
Beau Hurren .... assistant stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Glenn Arrowsmith .... key grip
Emily Jade Barr .... camera attachment
Sky Davies .... clapper loader
Karl Engeler .... gaffer
Adrian Goodwin .... assistant grip
Dale Henderson .... Steadicam operator
Andrew Jerram .... focus puller
Tony Mott .... still photographer
Sascha Obermaier .... electrics
Jem Rayner .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Bronwyn Rennex .... still photographer
Mark Rogers .... poster photographer
Narelle Sheean .... still photographer
John Tsiavis .... still photographer
Anthony Veith .... best boy
 
Casting Department
Angie Fielder .... extras casting
Jonny Kennerley .... casting assistant
Stevie Ray .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael Davies .... costume supervisor
Sarah Parr .... costume attachment
Maria Pattison .... costume buyer
Carolyn Wells .... stand-by costume (as Carolyn 'Ruby' Wells)
 
Editorial Department
Christine Cheung .... first assistant editor
Brad Dunn .... digital intermediate conformer
Rebecca Dunn .... digital intermediate operations
Jamie Hediger .... digital intermediate colorist
Gordon MacPhail .... digital intermediate production liaison
Darryl McKee .... digital intermediate production liaison
Matthew M. North .... digital intermediate supervisor (as Matthew Maxfield North)
Basia Ozerski .... additional assistant editor
Jonathan Taylor .... first assistant editor
Neil Wood .... colorist: dailies
Alex Seymour .... editorial production assistant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Laura Bishop .... arranger: organ music
Wes Chew .... music producer
Wes Chew .... music recordist
Tim Chung .... musician: counter tenor
Phillip Hartl .... musician: violin (as Phil Hartl)
Andrew Lancaster .... musician: guitar
Jono Ma .... additional programming & producing
Jono Ma .... musician: treated guitars & synths
David McCormack .... musician: guitar
Brett McKern .... musician: organ
Phil McLeod .... musician: cello (as Philip McLeod)
Antony Partos .... music arranger
Jim Pennell .... musician: guitar
Sam Petty .... composer: additional music
Justin Shave .... additional programming & producing
Stefan Karrer .... soundtrack album producer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Patrick Bourchier .... unit driver
Clare Hollins .... driver
Hamish Macleoud .... unit driver
Paul Mahoney .... vehicle wrangler
Steve Mahoney .... vehicle co-ordinator
 
Other crew
Lance Anderson .... safety officer
Tony Arapoglou .... unit assistant
Jeremy Atcliffe .... production accountant
Mark Barlow .... unit assistant
Manuel Caracciolo .... production runner (as Manny Caraccido)
Daniel F. Cardone .... production secretary (as Daniel Cardone)
Stephen Carroll .... assistant: director
Tom Coltraine .... safety officer
Raymond Devitt .... script editor
Luke Doolan .... title designer
Angie Fielder .... assistant: producer
Keith Fish .... caterer
Max Fish .... caterer
John Fox .... armorer
Michele Freccero .... script supervisor (as Mimi Freccero)
Serena Gattuso .... production coordinator
Tony Gibbs .... insurance: HW Wood
Danielle Karalus .... epk & begind the scenes
Jo Kennedy .... drama coach
Adrian Kortus .... safety officer
Pam Kreuger .... unit nurse
Sharon Menzies .... representative: Fulcrum Media Finance
Linda Micsko .... assistant to producer
Kim Millerick .... film dailies processing: Deluxe Malbourne
Sara Moroney .... assistant accountant
Tom Noble .... script consultant
Drew Rhodes .... location manager
Jill Ryan .... post production accountant (as Jill Dures)
Greg Saunders .... drama coach
Jeremy Saunders .... title designer
Emile Sherman .... representative: Fulcrum Media Finance
Surya Slatter .... caterer
Annette Smith .... unit publicist
Corrie Soeterboek .... completion guarantor: First Australian Completion Bond Company
Nina Stevenson .... legal
Guy Sutherland .... location assistant
Duncan Thompson .... script editor
John Thompson .... location assistant
 
Thanks
Tony Ayres .... special thanks
Nick Batzias .... special thanks
Alice Bell .... special thanks
Sally Browning .... special thanks
Jan Chapman .... special thanks
Michael Cody .... special thanks
Alexandre de Franceschi .... thanks
Nash Edgerton .... special thanks
Mirrah Foulkes .... special thanks
Matt Hansen .... thanks
Glendyn Ivin .... special thanks
Keri Light .... thanks
Greg Mclean .... special thanks
Charlotte Mickie .... special thanks
Spencer Susser .... special thanks
Paul Wiegard .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, drug content and pervasive language
Runtime:
113 min
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA (2010) | Canada:14A (British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | France:-12 | Germany:16 | Ireland:15A | Italy:VM14 | Japan:PG12 | New Zealand:R16 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:18 | UK:15 | UK:18 (DVD rating) | USA:R (certificate #46054)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Writer-director David Michôd wrote the part of Janine Cody for Jacki Weaver.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Barry Brown is confronted and ultimately shot by the police in his car, the car window is alternately up and down between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Detective Randall Roache:Look I know you got a problem Janine, but I don't see how this mess your boys are in has got anything to do with me. So if you've called me in here to see if there are some strings I can pull in your way of course. Is that what this is about?
Janine Cody:Hey Randall, before you go on, this boy who's currently being looked after, tell me if you agree with this, this boy who's being looked after, he knows who you are. And you know how these things go they're gonna ask him all sorts of questions about everything he's ever seen or done...
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Movie Connections:
Features "Food Safari" (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
All Out of LoveSee more »

FAQ

Where can I find the music from Animal Kingdom, especially the song as Pope watches Nicky on the couch?
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32 out of 49 people found the following review useful.
Animal Kingdom, 14 October 2010
Author: cultfilmfan from Canada

Animal Kingdom is an Australian film that focuses on a seventeen year old young man named Josh. Josh's mother has just died and not knowing who he should call he calls his grandmother Janine. Josh explains to Janine the situation and she goes to pick him up and lets him stay with her at her home. What we also learn is that Josh and Janine have not seen each other in years. Janine is Josh's mother's mother and they had a falling out, so because of that they have not seen each other for quite a long time. Usually around Janine's house are her sons and Josh's uncles. We soon see that they are involved in numerous criminal and other illegal behaviour and that the police are on to them. One officer by the name of Leckie, continually questions Josh, and in his own way tries to protect him from his family and as time goes on, Josh, starts to see what he means because whenever Josh, has been questioned his uncles are very uneasy around him and the fear and ultimately violent actions that take place will leave Josh with a tough decision, which is whether to turn his uncles in and betray the only family he has, or to lie to Leckie and continue to live in fear. Animal Kingdom works for several reasons. It is a very intense and disturbing film that is in it's own way is also a very creepy and scary film. The performances and the musical score really elaborate this and at times I was getting uncomfortable in my seat not knowing what would happen in this film and because of the brilliant performances and music the film made me squirm in my seat even more. The film has a gritty and earthy type of look and feel to it, which I found appropriate for the story telling and basically the setting and mood the filmmakers were trying to get across. The story is quite an involving one and as it moved on I started to care for Josh, and hoped that he would make it out of this terrible situation and that in one way, or another he would go on to bigger and better things. Also every time his uncles were on screen they struck a fear and uncomfortable feeling inside of me and basically real genuine fear of these characters. The film is a low budget film, but by using very good actors, music and story it elevates it to become a first grade picture that I think most people would like, if they would only give it a chance and go see it. This is an incredibly powerful and disturbing film and it will leave an impact on you because of how masterfully it was done with it's great cast, crew and story. One of the most suspenseful and powerful films of the year that deserves a look from others because behind all this lies a really good movie and one that should be seen.

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