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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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Andrew Lau
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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 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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How will you recognize the evil you cannot see? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Otherwise known as "Hunted" See more »

Goofs

Babbage calls a cell phone that is associated with Custis. It is shown to be adjacent to the kidnapped Harriet. The second time he calls the male answering reveals his knowledge about the paper left at the diner. In 2006, cell phone locations could be triangulated, so the suspect's location could have been determined and Harriet rescued. 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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After the Rain
Written by Aaron Kaplan (as Aaron R. Kaplan)
Performed by Anna Montgomery
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Entertaining thriller
3 July 2008 | by ArgemalucoSee all my reviews

I did not have too much interest in watching The Flock.Andrew Lau co-directed the masterpiece trilogy of Infernal Affairs but he had been fired from The Flock and he had been replaced by an emergency director called Niels Mueller.I had the feeling that Lau had made a good film but it had not satisfied the study,so they fired him and hired another director.This usually does not work well (let's remember The Invasion).But The Flock resulted to be better than what I expected.It's not a great film but it's an interesting and entertaining thriller.The character development is very well done and I could know the characters very well.Also,the relationship between the two main characters is natural and credible.Richard Gere and Claire Danes bring competent performances.Now,let's go to the negative points.One element which really bothered me (there was a moment in which it irritated me) was the excess of edition tricks to give the movie more "attitude" and style.That tricks feel out of place and their presence is arbitrary.Plus,I think the film should have been more ambitious.In spite of that,I recommend The Flock as a good thriller.It's not memorable at all,but it's entertaining.


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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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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,155,358
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2.35 : 1
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