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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 more »

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Animal
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Darius Allen
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Kassada
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Berwell
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Latreese
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Double T
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Creeper
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Reecy
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Ramona
César Farrait ...
Roach (as Cessar 'TNT' Farrait)
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Dinky
Mr. Blackchild ...
Spyda (as Black Child)
Hunter Howard ...
Young Darius
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Junior Alvarez ...
Kevin Belzer
Rafael Alvarez ...
Paul Wilson (as Rafa Alvarez)
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Assassin 1 - Berwell
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Big Dre
John Garcia ...
Bad Guy #2
Norman Grant ...
CO #2
Alfredo Herger ...
CO #1 (Willie Lynch)
Joaquin Jarque ...
Police Leader
Charlie Massó ...
New Fish
Edwin Mercado ...
Assassin
Néstor Rodulfo ...
Yard Dog
Ramon Saldana ...
Trustee
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Little Bill
Noel Villafane ...
Inmate
Katherine Zayas ...
Shae

Directed by

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David J. Burke

Written by

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Thomas Care ... () (uncredited)
 
David C. Johnson ... (written by)
 
Ving Rhames ... (story)

Produced by

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Kip Konwiser ... producer
Andrew Reimer ... executive producer
Scott Rettberg ... associate producer
Ving Rhames ... executive producer

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Chris Thomas King

Cinematography by

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Pedro Juan López ... (as P.J. López)

Film Editing by

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Erik C. Andersen

Editorial Department

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Megan Berlin Alderson ... assistant editor

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Carla Exito

Production Design by

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Bonita Huffman

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Ana C. Ramirez Velez ... (as Anita Ramirez)

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Dominique Borrel ... makeup artist
Wynona Price ... makeup department head

Production Management

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Rosi Acosta ... unit production manager
Lowell Rottenberg ... post-production supervisor

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Colleen Comer ... assistant director
Vivian Rebella ... second assistant director

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Charlie Bonilla ... construction coordinator: Puerto Rico
Gladys Bustos ... property master
Oscar A. Colom Cruz ... set dresser
Juan Guallini Indij ... set dresser
Luis E. Maldonado ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Antonio Betancourt ... sound
Courtney Bishop ... adr recordist
Craig Clark ... re-recording mixer
Susan Fitz-Simon ... foley artist
Danny Kim ... sound effects editor
Luis Landrau ... boom operator (as Luis Antonio Landrau)
Michael Miller ... adr mixer
Colin Rogers ... adr foley mixer
Craig Schafer ... sound designer
Allan Schultz ... dialogue supervisor
Deborah Willard ... sound facility manager

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Charlie Bonilla ... special effects director

Camera and Electrical Department

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Raul J. Marin ... best boy electric
Gabriel Padilla ... gaffer
Gilberto Rosario ... a cam dolly grip (as Gilbert 'Gilo' Rosario)
Carlos Zayas ... camera operator: "b" camera

Music Department

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Danny Kim ... music editor
Jay Weigel ... composer: additional music

Transportation Department

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Luis A. Jurado ... transportation captain
Josiuan Rojas ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Sara Alvarez ... production coordinator
Michael Barnes ... financial legal services
Eugene Cotto ... assistant: Ving Rhames
Giovanni Cotto-Ortiz ... key set production assistant (as Giovanni Cotto)
Charles Heaphy ... production financing
J. Rogers Marquess III ... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Liliana M. Molina ... script supervisor
Andres Rivera ... caterer
José R. Varona ... set medic

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Plot Summary

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. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Animal - Gewalt hat einen Namen (Germany)
  • Animal - Il criminale (Italy)
  • Животное (Russia)
  • Prison Block (Finland)
  • Állat (Hungary)
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  • 93 min
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Budget $1,000,000 (estimated)

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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 »
Movie Connections Followed by Animal 2 (2008). See more »
Soundtracks Rewind the Hands Of Time See more »
Quotes Animal: I'll peep you later.
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