Three juvenile delinquents are sentenced to a correctional facility where they encounter gang violence, death, and harassment from staff and other inmates.


Kim Chapiron
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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 William Ellis ... Meakin
Michael States Jr. Michael States Jr. ... Gahege (as Michael Jr. States)


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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It's Time To Fight Back See more »


Crime | Drama


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The version on Netflix uses British English subtitles. See more »


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


[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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Remake of Scum (1979) See more »


Written and Composed by
Rob Lowe / Michael Muller
Performed by Balmorhea
Featuring Aisha Burns, Nicole Kern, Travis Chapman
(p) & © KusKus
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Gritty prison drama that avoids cliché
29 October 2014 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

A mean prison thriller that goes for the jugular throughout, the Canadian film DOG POUND is in actual fact a remake of the British borstal classic SCUM from 1979. While it's not as powerful or harrowing as that film, nevertheless it packs a punch in its harsh depiction of bullying and brutality within prison confines.

The prison in this film is a juvenile one and the movie is populated by new and unfamiliar faces, but don't let that put you off, because DOG POUND turns out to be a highly effective movie in its own right. The acting is up and down and probably the weakest part of the production, but that matters not when the direction is strong and the writing compelling.

DOG POUND is a slow paced film for the most part and yet it's alive with simmering tension as character relationships develop and things move towards some scenes of violence which are devastating in their depiction. Some of the sub-plots are distinctly underwhelming (with the fate of one particular character not a patch on his counterpart in SCUM) but others hit home with precision force, making this a film I really got into.

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Release Date:

23 June 2010 (France) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada


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EUR4,830,000 (estimated)

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