Animal Kingdom (2016– )
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Pilot 

A 17-year-old boy moves in with his grandmother and uncles in their Southern California beach town after his mother ODs.

Director:

John Wells

Writers:

David Michôd (based on the Australian motion picture "Animal Kingdom" written by), Jonathan Lisco (teleplay by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen Barkin ... Janine 'Smurf' Cody
Scott Speedman ... Barry 'Baz' Blackwell
Shawn Hatosy ... Andrew 'Pope' Cody
Ben Robson ... Craig Cody
Jake Weary ... Deran Cody
Finn Cole ... Joshua 'J' Cody
Daniella Alonso ... Catherine
Molly Gordon ... Nicky
Ryan Dorsey ... Tommy
Karen Malina White ... Dina
Conrad Bluth ... Lucas
Yves Bright ... Richard (Yuppie Surfer)
Javier Calderon Javier Calderon ... Detective
Mark Kubr ... Man Outside Bar
Christian Lyon ... Paramedic
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Storyline

A 17-year-old boy moves in with his grandmother and uncles in their Southern California beach town after his mother ODs.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Oceanside, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Horizon Television See more »
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Trivia

Jacki Weaver who earned her first Oscar Nomination for the 2010 film version is replaced by Golden Globe Nominee Ellen Barkin. See more »

Goofs

There is a scene where the Pope character interrupts J while J is taking a shower. After Pope asks J's help in stealing a car, J steps out of the shower and puts a towel over his shoulders. The reflection of a female crew member is visible in the bottom right hand corner of the screen. She is shown holding a video camera. See more »

Quotes

Nicky: [to J] You didn't cry at the funeral. Did you want to?
Joshua 'J' Cody: No.
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Connections

Features Whammy! The All New Press Your Luck (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Dreamers
(uncredited)
Performed by AWOLNATION
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Compelling, Intense, Broody
30 September 2016 | by mad_man_moonSee all my reviews

This show actually came out of nowhere for me, but on first helping I'm all in.

In England this was just signed up by Amazon as an 'exclusive' and, unlike their recent 'original' (the collection) this (from TNT in the states) is actually really rather good on all accounts. It's a medium burn affair and has (to my ridiculously poor memory) more in common with Point Break than the original film. Where the film was brutal and unforgiving (emotionally, mainly, but also physically) this is a slightly more laid back affair on the whole, but there's an underlying brooding ... perhaps that's the sound work, but credit to all performances.

Through the washed out lens we're already given a slight haze, and through the lens of Finn Cole's "J" we're given more haze. He's shaken, though, and major adjustments are all we're seeing for him.

Where this goes next I am actually really begging to find out, and hope that the tone and intensity (of key performances) can be kept up.

Highly recommend watching this first episode, I have an inkling that the whole thing will be worth it.


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