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A newly released prisoner is forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime with a brutal rival gang on the streets of Southern California.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Jacob / Money
Omari Hardwick ... Kutcher
Lake Bell ... Kate
Jon Bernthal ... Frank 'Shotgun'
Emory Cohen ... Howie
Jeffrey Donovan ... Bottles
Evan Jones ... Chopper
Juan Pablo Raba ... Herman Gomez
Matt Gerald ... Phil Cole
Max Greenfield ... Tom
Jessy Schram ... Jennifer
Chris Browning ... Redwood / Toby Simms
Michael Landes ... Steve
Jonathon McClendon ... Joshua
Benjamin Bratt ... Sanchez
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Storyline

White-collar business professional, happily married accidentally commits a crime. Sentenced to prison time, he must adjust and learn the ways of prison life. Throughout this, he struggles to do what's best for his family on the outside. The choices he makes in prison will have major repercussions, both to himself and his family, if he makes the wrong one. Written by Benjamin J Thompson

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, pervasive language, some drug use and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A góré See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Lunas, New Mexico, USA

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Dolby

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jon Bernthal and Jeffrey Donovan both worked together before, having supporting roles, in Sicario. See more »

Goofs

Before his capture towards the end, Money internally conceals a capsule containing a razor. Given that following his arrest he would still have had to go through a trial and processing, it's hard to believe that he could have successfully concealed this for the weeks or months this would have taken. See more »

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Bottles: The fact is, we all started out as someone's little angel. And a place like this forces us to become warriors or victims. Nothing in between can exist here.
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Greatest Movie of 2017
3 September 2017 | by Luis Lobato MacedoSee all my reviews

After seeing this movie for the first time this Friday, I immediately felt compelled to watch it a second time in a more thorough way (which I did the next day). The movie is so well structured, with perfect dialog, great cast (perfectly suited for their roles), outstanding tempo and content density, excellent cinematography and an amazing performance from Nikolaj Coaster-Waldau, that I feel forced to claim this is the best movie of this year. Really Oscar award material. The IMDb rate so far is completely understated (7.4 at the time I write this review). A MUST WATCH.


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