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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.

Director:

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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Based on a true story See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Clive Owen and Helen Mirren also appear in Gosford Park (2001) 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

Colin: Roses are red, violets are blue. I'm about to f*** up. So what else is new?
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Soundtracks

The Power
Written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin
Performed by Elton John and Little Richard
© Big Pig Music Limited
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited (London)
Licensed by kind permission from the Film and TV Licensing Division, part of the Universal Music Group and Warner/Chappell Music Limited
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A great Sunday evening movie
25 August 2002 | by axrauppSee all my reviews

My wife and I caught this nice, heartwarming film quite by accident. We started watching it as there was nothing else on. Then, as the story progressed, quite rapidly, we were engrossed.

The was quite good, as should be expected by British actors, the cinematography and settings were great and the story was superb, though simple.

Too few of these nice little foreign films get airplay in the States (we are currently living in Taiwan), and it's a shame, because this is a great little film.

"Daysees, pahnsies and buttucups, you blokes are a disgrace to the prison system."


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2001 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Greenfingers See more »

Filming Locations:

Fairford, England, UK

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP1,365,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$65,584, 29 July 2001

Gross USA:

$1,443,067

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,961,054
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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