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Animal (2004)

Director: David J. Burke     Starring: Ving Rhames
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40721771
UPC: 687797613899
UPC 14: 00687797613899
Category Keywords: Action  Crime  Death  Fathers And Sons  Prison  Violence
Rating: Game Rating Code
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His Legacy Must End...For His Son's Life To Begin.
His name: infamous. His reputation: ruthless. But when james 'animal' allen is locked up in a maximum security prison, he meets a revolutionary who changes his life. Now a reformed man, james is released only to find that his son has assumed a life of crime. 'animals' legacy must end for his son's life to begin
Editor's Note
Ving Rhames (PULP FICTION) stars as convict James "Animal" Allen in this pulse-racing drama. Although he entered prison with a fearsome reputation, Allen left it a changed man. While behind bars, he met Berwell (Jim Brown), a black revolutionary who managed to cause a seismic shift in the world-view of the hard-bitten criminal. But in the outside world, Allen's son has followed in his miscreant father's footsteps, and has garnered a reputation on the crime-strewn streets of his neighborhood that is comparable to Allen's own. Desperate to deter his son from continuing down this rocky path, Allen tries schooling him in Berwell's ways, but faces a tough task as the impressionable youngster has a difficult time accepting the lifestyle change his father is now preaching to him.


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Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: First Look Pictures
Video Release Date Release Date: 7/1/2008
Video Play Time Running Time: 93 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2004
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 61389
Video UPC UPC: 00687797613899
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Chazz Palminteri
Video Cast Info Jim Brown
Video Cast Info Terrence Dashon Howard
Video Cast Info Ving Rhames
Video Cast Info Bonita Huffman - Production Designer
Video Cast Info David C. Johnson - Writer
Video Cast Info David J. Burke - Director
Video Cast Info Erik C. Andersen - Editor
Video Cast Info Kip Konwiser - Producer
Video Cast Info P.J. Lopez - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Ving Rhames, et. al. - Executive Producer

Professional Reviews 8 of 10
Prison redemption offers the framework for exec producer-star Ving Rhames' delicious evolution from primitive, sociopathic gangsta who blows people away, then sniffs the smell of death on his fingers, to purposeful citizen. Helmer David J. Burke and scripter David C. Johnson have fashioned a streetwise moral tale whose message pales before the spectacle of Rhames' mental and physical transformations. A strong, bespectacled Jim Brown is on hand as the prison's resident revolutionary, fighting for Rhames' soul against sadistic prison boss Chazz Palminteri. But words speak louder than action in a stolid character-driven pic best suited to homevid markets. - Ronnie Scheib

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Howard,Terrence
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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