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Boot Camp (2008)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 8 May 2008 (Kuwait)
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A group of at-risk teens are sent to a what they think is a rehabilitation program on Fiji, but it's really a prison-like camp where kids are abused and brainwashed.

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Christian Duguay
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mila Kunis ... Sophie
Gregory Smith ... Ben (as Gregory Edward Smith)
Peter Stormare ... Norman Hail
Regine Nehy ... Trina
Alejandro Rae ... Jack
Christopher Jacot ... Danny
Tygh Runyan ... Logan
Matthew Smalley ... Nick
Colleen Rennison ... Ellen
Barbara Gates Wilson Barbara Gates Wilson ... Rhonda
Christianne Hirt ... Lucy
Lexie Huber ... Marianne
Serge Houde ... Karl
Cris Nannarone ... Stan (as Christino Nannarone)
Joe Norman Shaw ... Ben's Father
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Storyline

When provocatively impish drug addict Sophie is forcibly shipped off by her passive mother and brutally domineering stepfather to dodgy, messianic and platitude-spouting Dr. Arthur Hail's completely isolated Fiji island boot camp for wayward teens (a.k.a. Camp Serenity), her perfectly respectable boyfriend Ben refuses to stand passively by. He fakes a drug problem to get himself enrolled in Dr. Hail's Advanced Serenity Achievement Program, where he plans to find and escape with Sophie. Meanwhile both teens witness and endure the physically harsh and psychologically brutal conditions fostered by the doctor and enforced by Logan, his militaristic and imposing chief of security - where all "enrollees" have "less rights than prisoners on death row." Written by KGF Vissers

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Based on real events. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 2008 (Kuwait) See more »

Also Known As:

Straight Edge See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Peter Stormare plays Dr. Arthur Hail, but closing credits list the character's name as Dr. Norman Hail. Nowhere in the film is he ever called Norman. See more »

Goofs

One of the slides in Dr. Hail's presentation at the seminar in L.A. says "Responsability". The correct spelling is "Responsibility". See more »

Quotes

Ellen: Everyone starts as a black shirt. It symbolizes your confused emotional state. As you work the program you progress, first to yellow and then to white, like me. If you work the program, it will work for you.
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Soundtracks

Hang Me Up to Dry
(uncredited)
Written by Matt Aveiro, Matt Maust, Jonnie Russell, and Nathan Willett
Performed by Cold War Kids
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worth watching
31 May 2011 | by tofusquaresSee all my reviews

Within the first ten seconds, the movie introduction says, "There are over 200 hundred Boot Camps..." -_- Other than that, this movie was pretty amazing.

I felt captivated from the first scene, and only became more intrigued as the story line progressed. There were some satisfyingly, unexpected turnouts, and I loved that. However, the ending...I didn't buy it.

Overall, the plot made me think, and I could really feel for the characters. It's shocking to see that camps like this exist, but I feel that this film has definitely raised awareness.

Definitely worth watching. Plus, Mila Kunis is a beautiful woman to watch =)


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