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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Colin Briggs
... Georgina Woodhouse
... Fergus Wilks
... Governor Hodge
... Tony
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... Jimmy
... Primrose Woodhouse
... Dudley
... Holly
Sally Edwards ... Susan Hodge
... Nigel
Kevin McMonagle ... Laurence
Julie Saunders ... Sarah
... 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 »

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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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14 September 2001 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Jardinage à l'anglaise  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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The film is based on inmates of Her Majesty's Prison Leyhill which is located in Cotswold. See more »

Goofs

After the men lose the competition, they are invited to meet Her Majesty, and one of the officials says "Yes, HRH!" Which stands for His or Her Royal Highness, which could mean Charlels, Wills, Kate, Harry, etc.. BUT The Queen is Her Majesty - hence, she would be "H.M." See more »

Quotes

Georgina: That's what I like about plants - they don't answer back.
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All I Want Is You
Words by Bono
Music by U2
Performed by U2
Published by Blue Mountain Music Ltd.
Courtesy of Universal - Island Records Limited
Licensed by kind permission from the Film and TV Licensing Division, part of the Universal Music Group
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Excellent stuff worth seeing!
21 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

This lovely little film isn't trying to be anything it's not. It's interesting, touching, sad at times, and very, very funny! What more could you want for entertainment? I enjoy going to a movie and feeling good - okay, so YES, this is a feel-good movie. It has a really, really excellent feel-good plot. Bad guys make good... at gardening!

It's based on a true story, and that's one thing that really makes the story work. You root for the characters (you should!), you hope for the best (what's wrong with that?!), and along the way not everything goes as it "should". Well done folks. Also very well-acted. Scenery great. Characters great. Ending great (no, it isn't over-the-top good-good, if you hate that like I do...).

Sad to have to do the cliched and tired "if you liked _____ you'll love _____", but gotta do it: If you liked "Saving Grace", this is a great movie for you! (Though a friend of mine thinks I should say "if you liked "The Full Monty"...)

I say, spend the money if you are inclined, I don't think you'll regret a minute of it!


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