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Years after being shot by his eldest son Darius and taking the fall for his crimes, former gangster James "Animal" Allen serves a life sentence at Folsom Prison. When a riot breaks out ... See full summary »

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Ryan Combs

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Jacob L. Adams
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ving Rhames ... Animal
Vicellous Shannon ... Darius
Richard Waugh ... Warden Zemer
Yannick Bisson ... Dillen
Deborah Valente Deborah Valente ... Kate
Conrad Dunn Conrad Dunn ... Kasada
Benz Antoine ... Captain Ellis
K.C. Collins ... James Jr
Kedar Brown ... Lou (as Kedar)
Kevin Duhaney Kevin Duhaney ... Tommy
Michael Miller Michael Miller ... Ant
Clé Bennett ... Twist
Stephen R. Hart ... Inmate 2 (as Stephen Hart)
Odeen Eccleston Odeen Eccleston ... Young Woman
Jana Williams ... Receptionist
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Years after being shot by his eldest son Darius and taking the fall for his crimes, former gangster James "Animal" Allen serves a life sentence at Folsom Prison. When a riot breaks out between the Blacks and Mexicans, Animal is transferred to Susanville Prison. While serving his time, Animal learns that his son, James Jr., is framed for murder and the one responsible for calling the shots is on the inside. He is blackmailed and forced to return to his dark past as a fighter in order to save his son. On the outside, Darius, now a reformed man, maintains his relationship with his father and does everything in his power with the help of his lawyer to gather enough evidence to clear James Jr's name. Written by chris_stoddard_78

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It's hard not to kill.

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Release Date:

19 August 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Guelph, Ontario, Canada

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$2,100,000 (estimated)
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Just as good as the original.
12 May 2010 | by tarbosh22000See all my reviews

"Animal 2" is just as good as the original.

The plot: James "Animal" Allen (Rhames) is back in jail for a crime he didn't commit. On the outside, his son James Jr. is framed for murder. The only way James Jr. stays out of jail is that Animal fights Mexican and Black prisoners.

As usual, Ving puts in a great performance as James. Shannon as Darius makes you forget that Terrence Howard was the original character. He has a great speech towards the end. There's also some decent fight scenes. The only problem with that is during the fights the movie repeats the same music over and over again. But that's not a big deal.

The movie lays the groundwork for an "Animal 3" which I would look forward to seeing.

"Animal 2" is just as good as the first one, which is surprising for a DTV sequel.

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