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Fierce People (2005)

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A massage therapist looking to overcome her addictions and reconnect with her son, whose father is an anthropologist in South America studying the Yanomani people, moves in with a wealthy ex-client in New Jersey.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Liz Earl
... Finn Earl
... Ogden C. Osborne
... Bryce
... Maya
... Jilly
... Gates
... Mrs. Langley
... Dr. Leffler
... McCallum
... Ian
... Marcus Gates
... Paige
... Giacomo
Jeff Westmoreland ... Whitney
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Trapped in his mother's Lower East Side apartment, sixteen-year-old Finn wants nothing more than to escape New York and spend the summer in South America studying the Iskanani Indians, or "Fierce People," with the anthropologist father he's never met. But Finn's dreams are shattered when he is arrested in a desperate effort to help his drug-dependent mother, Liz, who scrapes by working as a masseuse. Determined to get their lives back on track, Liz moves the two of them into a guest house on the vast country estate of her ex-client, the aging aristocratic billionaire, Ogden C. Osbourne. In Osbourne's close world of privilege and power, Finn and Liz encounter a tribe fiercer and more mysterious than anything they might find in the South American jungle: the super rich. While Liz battles her substance abuse and struggles to win back her son's love and trust, Finn falls in love with Osbourne's beautiful granddaughter, Maya, befriends her charismatic older brother, Bryce, and even wins ... Written by Zoey

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Nothing is more savage than high society. See more »

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Rated R for language, drug use, sexuality/nudity and some violence | See all certifications »

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30 November 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Des Gens Impitoyables  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$19,968, 9 September 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$85,410, 23 September 2007
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Donald Sutherland who plays President Snow In The Hunger Games Trilogy has a line in the movie that says "If the odds are in their favor" similar to "may be the odds be in their favor" from his Hunger Games role. See more »

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When the police car takes them away from their apartment it has a stop light out, but when it is arriving at the country house the light is fixed. See more »

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[first lines]
Finn Earl: [narrating] There's this tribe in South America called the Ishcanani. That means fierce people.
Finn Earl: They're. They're like the meanest people in the world. They'll cut off your thumbs, and they'll shit in your hammock just like we say hello.
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Performed by Sibel Thrasher
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Ex malo bonum
6 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

This movie is highly underrated. It isn't mainstream and it isn't predictable, which makes it unique and interesting.

The acting done in this film is raw and believable. Anton Yelchin, Diane Lane, Chris Evans, and Kristen Stewart all do well portraying their characters.

The film is about turning bad things into good fortune and has an interesting sociological plot. It's quirky and at times a bit unbelievable, but that's why it's great to have good actors. Not all movies can be the same, and this movie makes good use of that.

Enjoy the film for what it is, don't expect too much and you'll get much more than you'd imagine.

Rated 10 Stars due to the lack of lenient criticism.


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