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Dog Pound (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama | 23 June 2010 (France)
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Three juvenile delinquents are sentenced to a correctional facility where they encounter gang violence, death, and harassment from staff and other inmates.


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Dog Pound  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film is a re-make of the 1979 British film "Scum". See more »


On the chalkboard, when Butch is brought into a meeting to talk about anger issues, the word "aggression" is spelled as "agression". See more »


[first lines]
Davis' Girl: Ah! Not some of that shit.
Davis: Shut the fuck up, bitch!
Davis' Girl: Don't call me a bitch.
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Remake of Scum (1979) See more »


Written and Composed by
Rob Lowe / Michael Muller
Performed by Balmorhea
Featuring Aisha Burns, Nicole Kern, Travis Chapman
(p) & © KusKus
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Dog eat dog
28 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

And considering it's a dog pound ... Seriously though: The movie is one of the best ones I have seen in a while, that contains people being locked-up (or in). I have to admit, that I have not seen "Scum" yet, which this movie is based on (or a Remake according to IMDb), but after seeing this, I have to go out and rent that one.

The characters on display here might feel a bit too distant and not everyone will be able to find a character he can entirely sympathize with, but that's what made it so intriguing to me. It's not showing a rose-tinted world. And it is not afraid to go ways, that other movies might have been. It's raw and sometimes feels like a documentary (though it obviously isn't).

Very good acting and a story that flows from start to finish, with no (visible) flaw in the storytelling. Highly recommended

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