Animal Factory

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Overview

A young man goes to prison and a tough, older convict takes him under his wing as a mentor.

  1. John Steppling

    Author

  2. Edward Bunker

    Author

  3. Steve Buscemi

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Willem Dafoe

    Willem Dafoe

    Earl Copen

  2. Edward Furlong

    Edward Furlong

    Ron Decker

  3. Danny Trejo

    Danny Trejo

    Vito

  4. Mark Boone Junior

    Mark Boone Junior

    Paul Adams

  5. Seymour Cassel

    Seymour Cassel

    Lt. Seeman

  6. Mickey Rourke

    Mickey Rourke

    Jan the Actress

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 34m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • October 13, 2000
    Theatrical

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A review by John Chard

7.0
By John Chard

I need a kid like I need a bad heart. A pretty kid is a ticket to trouble... and I'm too old to ask for that.

The prison genre of film has a very chequered history, and the number of films are many, very much so, both good and bad. It has gotten to the stage where in this day and age we yearn and need more from our prison based films, something more substantial away from rape and violence, away from father figures, or of redemption and friendship bonds. Unfortunately Animal Factory relies on all the clichés of the genre to tell its tale, which is actually at odds with how good a film it is.... read the rest.

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