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Cellmates (2011)

TV-14 | | Comedy, Drama | 1 February 2012 (USA)
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Leroy Lowe, grand dragon of the Texas Ku Klux Klan confronts everything he's been taught to hate when he's sentenced to three years of hard labor on a prison work farm, where Warden ... See full summary »


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Cast overview:
Tom Sizemore ... Leroy Lowe
Stacy Keach ... Warden Merville
Kevin P. Farley ... Bubba
Héctor Jiménez ... Emilio
Olga Segura ... Madalena
Bob Rickard Bob Rickard ... Judge
Rock Williams Rock Williams ... Prison Guard
Tom Gulager Tom Gulager ... Prison Guard
Kaj Sturdivant Kaj Sturdivant ... Prison Guard
Leighton R. Shields Leighton R. Shields ... Minister
Orock Orock Orock Orock ... Prisoner
Scott Forrester ... Prisoner
Pedro Alvarado Pedro Alvarado ... Prisoner
Darrell Britt Darrell Britt ... Prisoner / KKK Member
Carlos Soto-Montes Carlos Soto-Montes ... Prisoner


Leroy Lowe, grand dragon of the Texas Ku Klux Klan confronts everything he's been taught to hate when he's sentenced to three years of hard labor on a prison work farm, where Warden Merville, dead set on rehabilitating Leroy, chooses Emilio, a Hispanic field worker imprisoned for fighting for labor rights, to be his cell-mate. Leroy, confined in a small cell with the enemy, far from the KKK comrades who deserted him, finds the chatty Emilio slowly chipping away at his anger and prejudice. His weekly rehabilitation meetings with the warden, barely tolerable as the man drones on about farm labor and field crops, take on a different meaning when Madalena, a beautiful Mexican maid is hired to clean the warden's office. An unconventional love story develops that opens Leroy's eyes to the possibility of a different life. And a man who was a born and bred racist finds himself heading down a completely different path to salvation. Written by Jason Salzman

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A heartwarming buddy comedy with something to offend everyone. See more »


Comedy | Drama


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Leroy tells about his Fairlane he bought new in 1966, but his picture on the wall shows an older Fairlane. See more »


Leroy Lowe: Have you ever heard the story of a woman that walks into a man's life and don't make one bit of difference? Neither have I.
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References The Candidate (1972) See more »

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Wonderful movie with a heartwarming human element.
8 June 2020 | by mrsbirkelandSee all my reviews

Tom Sizemore is fabulous in this movie. ALL the main character actors are fabulous. I found this movie not only entertaining, but very endearing. It doesn't shove political correctness down your throat (regarding race relations and immigration). Instead it shows how 3 of the 4 main characters, who seem very different in every way, are more alike than they could ever imagine. The mutual love and understanding between them develops nicely in this very enjoyable film. The scene with Tom Sizemore's character helping his cell mate with his unruly hair is priceless. Props to the great Stacey Keech for his wonderful portrayal of a racist, civil rights oblivious prison warden of the time. Just wonderful. If you require rip roaring action to keep you entertained you should look elsewhere, but if you love a movie that weaves a story at a good pace with humor & honest characters that you like and root for, Cellmates is definitely worth your time. The soundtrack is fabulous too. Enjoy!

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1 February 2012 (USA) See more »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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