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Starred Up (2013)

Not Rated | | Crime , Drama | 26 August 2014 (USA)
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Eric Love is a 19 year old teenager who is so violent he has been 'Starred Up' (Moved to Adult prison) where he finds his father Neville who Eric hasn't seen since he was 5 (since he was ... See full summary »

Director:

David Mackenzie

Writer:

Jonathan Asser
17 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack O'Connell ... Eric Love
Gilly Gilchrist ... Principal Officer Scott
Frederick Schmidt ... Officer Gentry
Edna Caskey Edna Caskey ... Officer Evans
Darren Hart Darren Hart ... MacDonald
Raphael Sowole ... Jago
Duncan Airlie James ... Officer White
Anthony Welsh ... Hassan
David Ajala ... Tyrone
Jerome Bailey Jerome Bailey ... Reames
Basil Abdul-Latif Basil Abdul-Latif ... Mubarak
Ben Mendelsohn ... Neville Love
Matt Faris Matt Faris ... Officer Hall
Aisha Bywaters Aisha Bywaters ... Nurse Bankford (as Aisha Walters)
Sam Spruell ... Deputy Governor Haynes
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Eric Love is a 19 year old teenager who is so violent he has been 'Starred Up' (Moved to Adult prison) where he finds his father Neville who Eric hasn't seen since he was 5 (since he was put into care). Neville tries to get Eric to settle down, so Eric gets a chance to go through therapy with Oliver. Written by danielandrew123

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We're all different on the inside

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blodsband See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$816,355 (United Kingdom), 21 March 2014, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,561, 29 August 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$34,100, 5 September 2014
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Based on screenwriter Jonathan Asser's experiences working as a voluntary therapist at HM Prison Wandsworth. See more »

Goofs

When Eric is hanged and then cut off in his cell, Neville tries to bring him back to consciousness while the cloth strap is still around his neck. However in the next shot, Eric coughs and no strap or even hanging mark can be seen around his neck. See more »

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[first lines]
Principal Officer Scott: Uncuff him.
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Featured in The EE British Academy Film Awards (2015) See more »

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most up to date and realistic prison film since "Scum"
25 July 2014 | by jasonedwarSee all my reviews

don't know who made this film... just watched it last night...Was far better than i expected... No holds barred. Research has clearly been done well. acting was very good by all, especially the kid. surprised i haven't seen these people before. the violence depicted is brutal but accurate as an everyday occurrence in uk jails. even the methods used in applying that violence and the slang language are all about right. The only other film i can compare it to is "Bronson".. as thats the only other prison film i have seen recently. i would say bronson portrays dramatisation and artistic licence,, also i didn't find bronson to be consistent with the storyline....starred up is none of those,,,,the storyline is extremely consistent.. the only gripe i have with this film is that several obvious questions were left unanswered at the end. doesn't spoil the film though


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