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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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Wai-Keung Lau (as 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 ... Missing Girl's Mother
Carmen Serano ... Woman in Gorilla Suit
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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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Rated R for perverse content involving aberrant sexuality and strong violence, and for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Justicia a cualquier precio See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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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

The damage to Babbage's car was not disabling. He could have gotten back in and continued pursuing the suspect from the alley. 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 »


Soundtracks

Say It to Me Now
Written by C. Kulukundis, J. Mattsson, J. Robertson, David Ogilvy (as D. Ogilvy)
Performed by Christina Kulukundis
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Unpleasant and Bigoted Story and Characters
18 January 2008 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The paranoid registrant administrator of the Department of Public Safety Erroll Babbage (Richard Gere) 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 (Claire Danes). When the seventeen years old Harriet Wells (Kristina Sisco) 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.

"The Flock" is a movie with unpleasant and bigoted story and characters with a good and dark cinematography but terrible edition and camera work. The ambiguous character of Richard Gere has a despicable behavior in spite of solving the case, and it is impossible to feel any empathy for him. In the beginning, there are statistics about the theme "sex offenders", and I do not know whether they are realistic or generated by a North American obsession that considers a sexual offense or harassment certain attitudes accepted by other societies. This film seems to be intended to spread a sort of concern and prejudice against those that have been condemned but paid their debt with the society, since they have been released on probation by the justice. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Justiça a Qualquer Preço" ("Justice at any Price")


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