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Greenfingers (2000)

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A prison inmate with a green thumb goes on to compete in a national gardening competition. Based on a true story.

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Joel Hershman

Writer:

Joel Hershman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clive Owen ... Colin Briggs
Helen Mirren ... Georgina Woodhouse
David Kelly ... Fergus Wilks
Warren Clarke ... Governor Hodge
Danny Dyer ... Tony
Adam Fogerty ... Raw
Paterson Joseph ... Jimmy
Natasha Little ... Primrose Woodhouse
Peter Guinness ... Dudley
Lucy Punch ... Holly
Sally Edwards Sally Edwards ... Susan Hodge
Donald Douglas ... Nigel
Kevin McMonagle Kevin McMonagle ... Laurence
Julie Saunders Julie Saunders ... Sarah
Jordan Maxwell ... John (as Jorden Maxwell)
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Storyline

Clive Owen stars as a prison inmate who goes into an experimental "open" prison where the inmates walk around freely and get job training for their impending releases. While there, he discovers he has a talent for growing flowers. His talent is recognized by a gardening guru who encourages him and four other inmates to enter a national gardening competition. Written by Greg Bulmash <greg@imdb.com>

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2001 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Jardinage à l'anglaise See more »

Filming Locations:

Fairford, England, UK

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Box Office

Budget:

£1,365,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$65,584, 29 July 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,439,287, 11 November 2001
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Parts were also filmed at Queen Elizabeth's Training College, Leatherhead. The hospital room was really the TV room for students. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the movie when Colin is walking with Primrose through to the garden in the competition, she is/is not wearing a necklace between shots. See more »

Quotes

Georgina: That's what I like about plants - they don't answer back.
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Sowing The Seeds Of Love
Written by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith
Performed by Tears for Fears (as Tears For Fears)
Courtesy of EMI Virgin Music Ltd. and Mercury Records Ltd.
Licensed by kind permission from the Film and TV Licensing Division, part of the Universal Music Group
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A very pleasant surprise of a movie
3 February 2005 | by tommy-79See all my reviews

A very well done movie, with everybody turning in a fine performance. Clive Owen was quite good, but David Kelly is simply marvelous. However odd as you may think the story is, you'll be drawn in by this movie almost immediately.

Gardening is pretty much a national sport in England, so perhaps the movie makes more sense to the Brits than us in the states, but don't be fooled by the story premise about a bunch of gardening inmates. It's just a plain enjoyable story that comes highly recommended.

It's based on a series of true events, which just makes the movie all the more delightful.

Go out and rent it, you'll enjoy it.


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