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The Prey (2011)
"La proie" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  7 June 2013 (USA)
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Bank-robber Franck Adrien is serving a prison sentence after robbing a national bank. Before he was caught he managed to hide the money but now it's not just the police who are looking for ... See full summary »

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A bank robber tries to escape prison in an attempt to keep his family safe from his former cell mate. A remake of the French film, 'The Prey'.

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Franck Adrien
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Claire Linné
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Jean-Louis Maurel
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Manuel Carrega
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Christine Maurel
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Lafay
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Lucciani
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Anna Adrien
Lucien Jean-Baptiste ...
Alex
Jean-Marie Winling ...
Robert Pascaud
Yves Verhoeven ...
Brice, le maton
Claire Bouanich ...
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Novick
Yves Girard ...
Manzon
Patrick Steltzer ...
Costa
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Bank-robber Franck Adrien is serving a prison sentence after robbing a national bank. Before he was caught he managed to hide the money but now it's not just the police who are looking for the money. His cell-mate is Jean-Louis Maurel, an alleged rapist/child molester who claims his innocence. When the court finds Maurel not guilty, Maurel promises to look after Franck's family when he gets out. But one day, a man called Manuel Carrega tells Franck that Maurel is a suspected serial killer and that Franck's family is in danger. Franck escapes from prison and police officer Claire Linné and her team take up the chase. Written by curtherzstark

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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€9,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,310 (USA) (7 June 2013)

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$6,310 (USA) (7 June 2013)
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The Prey (2011): Great characterisation plot and score
18 July 2014 | by (Glasgow, UK) – See all my reviews

This almost comes across as a TV Movie but its standard is much higher.

The action is mostly but not entirely in the tension. There are some really nice entirely physical cliffhangers to pull you to the edge of your seat.

The characterisation is superb and the plot, while admittedly a cliché, is excellently implemented.

Anyone who likes police drama or investigative thriller will find this an unusually good film of its genre.

For those that like any amount of the above but also want some eye candy, the cast will appeal to male and female alike.

I'm not that big on cheap melodrama type stuff (preferring deeper movies) but this one got me with the clarity and definition of portrayal of each role in the film.

It shocks. A bit like a knife in the side ;)


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