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Felon (2008)

R | | Crime, Drama | 17 July 2008 (USA)
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Felon is a movie starring Stephen Dorff, Marisol Nichols, and Vincent Miller. A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system.

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... Wade Porter
... Laura Porter
Vincent Miller ... Michael Porter
... Maggie
... Viper
... John Smith
... Gordon
... Snowman
... Lt. Jackson
... Todd Jackson
... Danny Samson
... Sgt. Roberts
... Officer Diaz
Jake Walker ... Warden Harris
... Officer Collins
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Storyline

A family man Wade Porter is living the American Dream with his girlfriend Laura and their son Michael: they have a nice house, he has just raised a loan to make his company grow and they are going to get married. However their dream becomes a nightmare when Wade unintentionally kills a burglar that had broken into their house in the middle of the night on his lawn. He is sent to trial and accepts a deal proposed by the prosecutor, being sentenced to three years in prison. During the transportation, there is an incident in the bus and Wade is framed and sent to the maximum security wing under the command of the corrupt Lieutenant Jackson. His cell-mate John Smith that was sentenced to life revenging the death of his family befriends Wade and gives helpful advices and hope to Wade to return to his family. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

No Rules. No Hope. No Way Out.

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Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal violence, pervasive language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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17 July 2008 (USA)  »

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Criminal  »

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Budget:

$2,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,900, 18 July 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$36,756, 28 July 2008
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1.85 : 1
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This production was funded in conjunction with New Mexico's Film Investment Program. See more »

Goofs

Once Wade is in prison the first time he is able to talk to Laura, her hand holding the phone changes; her finger is on the phone then off, changing from scene to scene. See more »

Quotes

LA Judge: [to Wade] This court sentences you to three years in state prison.
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Followed by Shot Caller (2017) See more »

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one of the better prison films
16 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

I give it a 10 out of 10 because it kept me in front of the screen, I think it portrayed the prison life from many different perspectives. Despite this dark storyline it's a film I enjoyed more than many others in the last years. It's the first time I leave a comment in 3 years at IMDb, just to let you understand how I enjoyed this film. All characters are developed to suit the overall story, without going too deep or to shallow. Especially Harold Perrineau surprised me, this is his best performance to date. Val Kilmer was just a pleasure to see, this dark Character suited him very well, his acting becomes better and better the older he gets. Great screenplay followed up by a formidable cast. I look forward to see more from Ric Roman Waugh.


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