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Dog Pound (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama | 23 June 2010 (France)
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Three juvenile delinquents are sentenced to a correctional facility where they encounter gang violence, death, and harassment from staff and other inmates.

Director:

Kim Chapiron
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Butcher ... Butch
Shane Kippel ... Davis
Matthew Morales ... Angel (as Mateo Morales)
Slim Twig ... Max
Taylor Poulin Taylor Poulin ... Banks
Dewshane Williams ... Frank
Lawrence Bayne ... Goodyear
Trent McMullen Trent McMullen ... Sands
Jeff McEnery ... Loony
Bryan Murphy Bryan Murphy ... Eckersley
Michael Morang Michael Morang ... Harrel
Clayton Joseph Clayton Joseph ... Kuruk
Alexander Conti ... Sal
William Ellis ... Meakin
Michael States Jr. Michael States Jr. ... Gahege (as Michael Jr. States)
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Storyline

When 17-year-old Butch is sent to the Enola Vale Youth Correctional Center in Montana for blinding an abusive correctional officer, he brings with him a deep-seated intolerance for injustices and a penchant for meting out retributions on his own. No one had better mess with him or anyone else while he's there. Unfortunately, many do. Written by statmanjeff

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Fighting Back Is The Only Way Out See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Canada | UK

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

23 June 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dog Pound See more »

Filming Locations:

Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film is a re-make of the 1979 British film "Scum". See more »

Goofs

On the chalkboard, when Butch is brought into a meeting to talk about anger issues, the word "aggression" is spelled as "agression". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Davis' Girl: Ah! Not some of that shit.
Davis: Shut the fuck up, bitch!
Davis' Girl: Don't call me a bitch.
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Connections

Remake of Scum (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Walk
Written and Composed by
Rob Lowe / Michael Muller
Performed by Balmorhea
Featuring Aisha Burns, Nicole Kern, Travis Chapman
(p) & © KusKus
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4 October 2010 | by BERSERKERpoetrySee all my reviews

A movie like "Dog Pound" has a lot of peers. Year after year of prison films (a dozen or two I've seen for myself) have honed a pretty basic cinematic structure. This film is about half-successful in avoiding the clichés. It does have one thing going for it - being the most recent to give a pretty much realistic account of the juvenile detention system. The pace of the story provides somewhat of the needed adrenaline charge for the thriller format, but it doesn't go nearly as far as it should. The soundtrack, for one, is a good example of this. It's virtually never needed, always intrusive. The acting is pretty much as expected. Given intense situations, the actors offer better performances than if asked to emote in a normal environment. And, if not necessarily better, at least more intense.

Kim Chapiron provides some interesting direction. Clean photography, 70s style use of zooms. It doesn't always work, but it keeps things interesting. The end result is a film that gives you enough to stay involved, if not quite enough to push it over into something you'd want to see again. Good enough.


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