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Animal (2005)

A notorious gangster nicknamed "Animal" must reconcile his past in order to make a future for his criminally-minded son.

Director:

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
Black Child Black Child ... Spyda
Hunter Howard Hunter Howard ... Young Darius
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rafael Alvarez Rafael Alvarez ... Paul Wilson (as Rafa Alvarez)
Eugenio Cotto Eugenio Cotto ... Assassin 1 - Berwell (as Eugene Cotto)
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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.

Genres:

Drama | Action

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

Darius Allen: The truth is the steets.
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Connections

Followed by Animal 2 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Que Sabes Tu
Written and Performed by César Farrait (as Cesar "TNT" Farrait)
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Animal
29 December 2005 | by majorlaggSee all my reviews

This movie had a good message but it was lost in a story where the characters continued to blame their problems on others. It appeared that the "white man" was accused of causing the characters life of crime. Every time the characters were seen selling drugs, it was to a white man with short hair, a long sleeve shirt with a tie. No street level dealer would sell to such a person. He would more likely be shot.

Jim Brown's character says he was convicted of murder as if he was framed but admits to killing people at home. And Animal is only sent to prison because the police framed him.

Such denial won't solve the problem.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 2007 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Puerto Rico See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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