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The Flock (2007)

This film is about a hyper-vigilant employee of the department of public safety who, while training his young female replacement, has to track down a missing girl who he is convinced is connected to a paroled sex offender he is investigating.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Gere ... Errol Babbage
Claire Danes ... Allison Lowry
KaDee Strickland ... Viola Frye
Ray Wise ... Bobby Stiles
Russell Sams ... Edmund Grooms
Avril Lavigne ... Beatrice Bell
Kristina Romero Kristina Romero ... Harriet Wells (as Kristina Sisco)
Dwayne Barnes ... Vincent Dennison
Matt Schulze ... Glenn Custis
Debrianna Mansini ... Harriet's Mother
Ed Ackerman ... Louis Kessler
French Stewart ... Haynes Ownby
Paul Scallan Paul Scallan ... Missing Girl's Father
Susan Conklin ... Missing Girl's Mother
Carmen Serano ... Woman in Gorilla Suit
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Storyline

The paranoid registrant administrator of the Department of Public Safety Erroll Babbage is forced to an early retirement due to his abusive behavior against the sex offenders that he should monitor, and shall spend his last eighteen days training his replacement Allison Lowry. When the seventeen years old Harriet Wells is considered missing in his area of work, Errol is convinced that her disappearance is related to one of his parole sex offenders. However, his superiors do not believe on his investigations and he convinces Allison to follow him in the sick underworld of pornography and perversions trying to find the missing girl. Written by Claudio Cavalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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To kill accusations, you must go with the flock. (UK Tagline) See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for perverse content involving aberrant sexuality and strong violence, and for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Justicia a cualquier precio See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,124,755
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Sound Mix:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Otherwise known as "Hunted" See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, Viola is seen in the trailer with rubber gloves on. Errol then ties her up and takes her in his car to a buried body, where Viola gets out of the rope she's tied with. However, the rubber gloves are now missing; they reappear once more when she is slapped by Allison. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Erroll Babbage: [knocking] Department of Public Safety.
[knocking]
Erroll Babbage: Mr. Dennison? Vincent Dennison is a registered sex offender, the sooner I can verify his address, the sooner I can leave him alone!
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Alternate Versions

After the film was released in European and Asian markets, several portions of the film were reshot and the entire film was basically reedited. The result is that the tone of the US version is less bleak and grim. See more »


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The Second One
Written by Robert J. Walsh
Performed by Robert J. Walsh
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Better than they say. Hell, better than "8 MM" too.
9 November 2007 | by FmartiterronSee all my reviews

I have just seen this movie. It just opened today (November 9th 2007) in Spain. Let me say that I understand the bad word of mouth the movie is having, it deals with a difficult subject (sexual abusers) and its tone is as dark as say "9 MM", if not darker.

But all things considered it's a pretty good film. The investigation angle makes for a very tense thriller, but where the film really shines is in the depiction of Richard Gere's characters, as well as the villain's, which I won't reveal.

Gere is really all stops go here, it's easily his most intense role since "Internal Affairs". Even if you are not Gere fans, you're gonna love him in this.

On the minus side, I didn't like the way the film is edited. It's full of flashes, freeze frames and all those "arty" stuff they cram into your TV series and direct-to-DVD movies. I understand they wanted to give the movie a hard edge, but it's often too distracting. The film is already dark and gritty enough as it is, and this bells and whistles don't add a damn thing.

And then there's Claire Danes. look, she's an OK actress, but she was like a fish out of water here. They give her character some interesting background, but she's constantly out off key. She looks like a raving lunatic when she tries to act quirky or vulnerable, and not very convincing when the script calls for her character to toughen up a little.

So, it's an interesting movie if you can go beyond the surface of its visual trickery, but not as good as it could be. I would say it earns a 6'5 - 7 in my scale.


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