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Animal (2005)

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When the violent gangster James "Animal" Allen is arrested and sent to prison, his teenage son Darius is left with his mother, but she is assassinated and the boy is raised alone on the ... See full summary »

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David J. Burke

Writers:

David C. Johnson, Ving Rhames (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ving Rhames ... Animal
Terrence Howard ... Darius Allen
Chazz Palminteri ... Kassada
Jim Brown ... Berwell
Beverly Todd ... Latreese
Faizon Love ... Double T
Wes Studi ... Creeper
Paula Jai Parker ... Reecy
Taraji P. Henson ... Ramona
César Farrait César Farrait ... Roach (as Cessar 'TNT' Farrait)
Modesto Lacen ... Dinky
Mr. Blackchild Mr. Blackchild ... Spyda (as Black Child)
Hunter Howard Hunter Howard ... Young Darius
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Junior Alvarez Junior Alvarez ... Kevin Belzer
Rafael Alvarez Rafael Alvarez ... Paul Wilson (as Rafa Alvarez)
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Storyline

When the violent gangster James "Animal" Allen is arrested and sent to prison, his teenage son Darius is left with his mother, but she is assassinated and the boy is raised alone on the streets, becoming a criminal. While in the corrupt prison, Animal works for the powerful prisoner Kassada, but when he meets the revolutionary Berwell, his view of life changes. Animal is released on probation and tries to have a straight life, but his past and his fame haunt him, while he sees that Darius is following his path in a criminal life. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

His Legacy Must End... For His Son's Life To Begin.

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Drama | Action

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 2007 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Prison Block See more »

Filming Locations:

Puerto Rico See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson and Paula Jai Parker all appeared together previously in 2005s Hustle & Flow. See more »

Goofs

When Animal (Ving Rhames) is approached in the prison yard and told to come and meet with Kassada (Chazz Palminteri) he tosses away the wadded paper in his mouth. The next cut shows him at the table with Kassada and it's back in his mouth. See more »

Quotes

Animal: I'll peep you later.
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Connections

Referenced in Yes Man (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Rewind the Hands Of Time
Written by Ramel Gill
Performed by Black Child
Produced by Irv Gotti / Chink Santana
Published by Ramel Gill Publishing (BMI)
Courtesy of The Inc. Records
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A simple movie yet inspiring
24 August 2009 | by passionbornSee all my reviews

This was not the best movie; but it did not have the run of the mill concept in the storyline or the acting. Good job by Ving Rhames, Jim Brown and Terence Howard. I love the message this movie embodies; it sends out an inspiring message to the disillusioned and the ignorant. It's a positive message that can change lives if people learn from the message and apply the wisdom attained. Honestly, I love what Jim said to Ving about the ignorant killing each other, and about being smart instead of tough in the streets. Kudos to the people who worked on this project; there needs to be more movies made with the same or similar practices and ideas. There was a movie named " Saving God One Soul At A Time " Ving Rhames stars in this movie also which I've found to have a similar message. If anyone enjoys this movie you will definitely like " Saving One Soul At A Time " as well.


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