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The Flock (2007)

This film is about a hyper-vigilant employee of the department of public safety who, while training his young female replacement, has to track down a missing girl who he is convinced is connected to a paroled sex offender he is investigating.

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Andrew Lau
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Gere ... Errol Babbage
Claire Danes ... Allison Lowry
KaDee Strickland ... Viola Frye
Ray Wise ... Bobby Stiles
Russell Sams ... Edmund Grooms
Avril Lavigne ... Beatrice Bell
Kristina Romero Kristina Romero ... Harriet Wells (as Kristina Sisco)
Dwayne Barnes ... Vincent Dennison
Matt Schulze ... Glenn Custis
Debrianna Mansini ... Harriet's Mother
Ed Ackerman ... Louis Kessler
French Stewart ... Haynes Ownby
Paul Scallan Paul Scallan ... Missing Girl's Father
Susan Conklin Susan Conklin ... Missing Girl's Mother
Carmen Serano ... Woman in Gorilla Suit
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Storyline

The paranoid registrant administrator of the Department of Public Safety Erroll Babbage is forced to an early retirement due to his abusive behavior against the sex offenders that he should monitor, and shall spend his last eighteen days training his replacement Allison Lowry. When the seventeen years old Harriet Wells is considered missing in his area of work, Errol is convinced that her disappearance is related to one of his parole sex offenders. However, his superiors do not believe on his investigations and he convinces Allison to follow him in the sick underworld of pornography and perversions trying to find the missing girl. Written by Claudio Cavalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Evil has many faces. He has seen them all. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for perverse content involving aberrant sexuality and strong violence, and for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This is the first english language movie directed by Andrew Lau, the co-director of the Infernale Affairs trilogy See more »

Goofs

Erroll is flicking through Vincent Dennison's stuff. He opens a pornography magazine up. When he skips to the next page, exactly the same photo is shown on it. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Erroll Babbage: [knocking] Department of Public Safety.
[knocking]
Erroll Babbage: Mr. Dennison? Vincent Dennison is a registered sex offender, the sooner I can verify his address, the sooner I can leave him alone!
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Alternate Versions

After the film was released in European and Asian markets, several portions of the film were reshot and the entire film was basically reedited. The result is that the tone of the US version is less bleak and grim. See more »


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The Second One
Written by Robert J. Walsh
Performed by Robert J. Walsh
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Outstanding
31 May 2008 | by dongillette1See all my reviews

After Chicago, I was beginning to lose all respect for Richard Gere and then along came The Flock. There's just so far a nice smile and a couple of stock facial gestures can get you, but he proved to me that he's finally gotten hold of his craft and can act with the best of them. Clare Danes was also super as his "trainee/replacement". Some have suggested there was too much unnecessary violence, but I don't see it that way. Nothing I saw detracted from the power of this film. I was really shocked I hadn't heard of it being released in theaters and came across it at Blockbuster instead. Really an exceptional film with just the right blend of action, suspense, thrills, and social consciousness. As good as 7even? Well, maybe. And you'll see better acting out of Gere than anyone's ever gotten out of Pitt.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Flock See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,155,358
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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