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Riddled with guilt over the loss of his rock star older brother, 16-year-old David Forrester becomes obsessed with death, leading his misguided parents to send him to Driftwood, an ... See full summary »


Tim Sullivan




Cast overview, first billed only:
Raviv Ullman ... David Forrester
Dallas Page ... Captain Kennedy (as Diamond Dallas Page)
Talan Torriero ... Yates
David Eigenberg ... Norris
Jer Adrianne Lelliott ... Noah (as Jeremy Lelliott)
Baelyn Neff ... Myra
Frankie Levangie Frankie Levangie ... Boyle
Connor Ross ... Jonathan
Cory Hardrict ... Darryl
David Skyler ... K.C.
Shahine Ezell ... Cobey
John Walcutt ... Quails
Lou Beatty Jr. ... Doc
Kim Morgan Greene ... Mrs. Sherman
Russell Sams ... Dean Forrester


Riddled with guilt over the loss of his rock star older brother, 16-year-old David Forrester becomes obsessed with death, leading his misguided parents to send him to Driftwood, an attitude-adjustment Camp for troubled youths run by the sadistic Captain Doug Kennedy and his brutal young henchman, Yates. Once there, David becomes haunted by the spirit of Jonathan, a former inmate who met a mysterious end, and a mystery whose resolution could very well be David's only way out. Written by George W. Buckman

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"Haunted by Death. Beaten by Life. No one escapes the Pain."

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Rated R for violence, language and sexual references | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


The youth prison location was discovered by Tim when he watched an AFI Conservatory's cycle film entitled "Mateo", directed by Aaron King, which involved a Latino youth coming of age in a 'youth shelter' camp. See more »


Referenced in Doing Time on the Set of Driftwood (2006) See more »


2 Way Radio
Lyrics by Tad Jacobs
Music by Tad Jacobs, Bobby Alt, Mike Pope and Bill Soller
Performed by The Devil Roosevelt
Produced by Richard A. Podolor (as Richard Podolor)
Recorded and Mixed by Bill Cooper / American Recording Company
Courtesy of Altered State Music Productions
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I Am Also Worthless
4 February 2009 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

After the death of his older rocker brother Dean of overdose, the rebel sixteen year-old David Forrester (Raviv Ullman) becomes bitter and obsessed with death, while grieving his brother. His parents decide to send him to Driftwood, a camp leaded by Captain Kennedy (Diamond Dallas Page) that promises to transform dysfunctional boys in men. David is lodged in the Level 1 and discovers that Captain uses brutality to control and modify the attitudes of the teenagers; further, that he uses the camp with the intention to make money in real state business. When David is haunted by the spirit of the Captain's nephew Jonathan (Connor Ross), who died in the swamp nearby Driftwood, he discovers a dark secret about his mates in Level 1 and the brutal Captain Kennedy.

"Driftwood" has a promising beginning, and the reformatory seems to be a teen version of "Prison Break" with corruption, sadism and brutality. However the plot is so absurd and ridiculous that, associated to the terrible acting, makes this movie completely worthless. Some reviews that give high ratings seem to be fake comments and published only to promote this weak movie and lure the readers. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "Driftwood, o Reformatório" ("Driftwood, The Reformatory")

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23 December 2010 (South Korea) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$601,857, 26 August 2007

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