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Jailbait (2004)

R | | Drama | 2004 (USA)
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Randy commits a crime that would normally get him probation and a hefty fine, but in the "three-strikes" world of justice, he finds himself locked up for 25 years. His cellmate Jake is a ... See full summary »

Director:

Brett C. Leonard
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Cast

Credited cast:
Stephen Adly Guirgis ... Jake
Michael Pitt ... Randy
Laila Robins ... Mother
David Zayas ... Guard
Eric Trosman ... Prison Guard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brian Albanese Brian Albanese ... Prisoner
Brad Lee Wind ... Skinhead
Ray Wineteer ... Prisioner
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Randy commits a crime that would normally get him probation and a hefty fine, but in the "three-strikes" world of justice, he finds himself locked up for 25 years. His cellmate Jake is a congenial yet remorseless lifer who casually informs Randy that he slit his wife's throat because she slept with another man just three months after they exchanged vows. Jake recognizes Randy's fear and offers him advice on how to make it in prison. But it soon becomes clear that Jake has much more than mentoring in mind as he takes Randy under his wing. "Jailbait" sets a darkly cerebral tone, juxtaposing brutality with the unattainable ideal of intimacy in the harshest of psychological environments. For these two men so yearning to be anything but who they are and where they are, power is the goal, and it's never clear who truly holds it right up to the last unsettling moment. Written by Kindred Media Group

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language including graphic sexual dialogue, and some violence | See all certifications »
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The movie was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the 2004 Lake Placid Film Festival See more »

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A three strikes offender becomes dominated by his cell mate in every way
28 August 2006 | by kevberntSee all my reviews

This movie is extremely good, with pitch-perfect performances by Stephen Adly Guirgis and Michael Pitt. I mean, this ain't Christmas WITH THE KRANKS, and it can be difficult to watch at times, but only because the writing and directing are so intelligent and emotionally jarring that you sort of feel behind the same bars as the characters are stuck behind. It's a visceral experience, and as I was watching it, I noted how rare that is in cinema these days. Brett C. Leonard never delves into melodrama, as a writer AND director. He lets his actors do the work but with excellent cinematography in a small space, and the mental/physical domination unfolds in unexpected ways. I hope this film gets the recognition it deserves!


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,890, 6 August 2006

Gross USA:

$5,741

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,741
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Belladonna Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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