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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 ... 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

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1.85 : 1
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The version on Netflix uses British English subtitles. See more »

Goofs

Banks draws on Davis' face and then taunts him about his mother. When Davis is screaming, we can see a full mustache drawn in; but, when he is taken to the showers, he has two lines going down his philtrum. 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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Remake of Scum (1977) See more »

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Written and Composed by
Rob Lowe / Michael Muller
Performed by Balmorhea
Featuring Aisha Burns, Nicole Kern, Travis Chapman
(p) & © KusKus
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Cinematic experience in adrenaline
4 September 2010 | by John BrooksSee all my reviews

Straight to the point: one of these movies where the plot is very basic, the characters easily identifiable; interestingly, two strong points; yet despite all the conventionality, this style of realistic movies never suffers from a lack of imagination. It is rather the crude, raw scenes that are sought out, actors with faces that tell a story, a fluid motion from scene to scene without all the pretentious cinematic effects (symbols, metaphors, angles, music etc...).

Like I said, straight to the point.

And where this movie might lack in depth, it solidifies the viewers' expectations all through the one channel of ADRENALINE. It's violent, raw, vivid...such a sober experience through the scope of tale-telling art.

Some flaws will appear clearly by the end of the movie. Perhaps a rushed scene or two - a little more footage or info in the end, that culminating to the point of the viewer looking back and asking himself how this movie stormed past his eyes so fast, in the method of a one-dimensional scene-after-scene procedure.

This film is genuinely "lived". The power-trip it represents and authenticity factors give this about a 7.


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