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Starred Up (2013)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 26 August 2014 (USA)
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Eric Love, 19, is locked up in prison. On first day he assaults another inmate and several guards. He's offered group therapy and his dad, an inmate as well, tries to talk sense into him. Can he be rehabilitated?

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David Mackenzie

Writer:

Jonathan Asser
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack O'Connell ... Eric Love
Gilly Gilchrist ... Principal Officer Scott
Frederick Schmidt ... Officer Gentry
Edna Caskey Edna Caskey ... Officer Evans
Darren Hart Darren Hart ... MacDonald
Raphael Sowole ... Jago
Duncan Airlie James ... Officer White
Anthony Welsh ... Hassan
David Ajala ... Tyrone
Jerome Bailey Jerome Bailey ... Reames
Basil Abdul-Latif Basil Abdul-Latif ... Mubarak
Ben Mendelsohn ... Neville Love
Matt Faris Matt Faris ... Officer Hall
Aisha Bywaters Aisha Bywaters ... Nurse Bankford (as Aisha Walters)
Sam Spruell ... Deputy Governor Haynes
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Storyline

Eric Love is a 19 year old teenager who is so violent he has been 'Starred Up' (Moved to Adult prison) where he finds his father Neville who Eric hasn't seen since he was 5 (since he was put into care). Neville tries to get Eric to settle down, so Eric gets a chance to go through therapy with Oliver. Written by danielandrew123

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We're all different on the inside

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Starred Up See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$10,358, 31 August 2014

Gross USA:

$54,915

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,025,189
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The word 'kanga' Is used often throughout the film. It is common UK prison slang for Prison Officer. It is derived from 'kangaroo', which is rhyming slang for 'screw', the more traditional slang term for Prison Officers. See more »

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Principal Officer Scott: Uncuff him.
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Brutal Prison Drama
3 January 2015 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The unsociable and brutal nineteen year old Eric Love (Jack O'Connell) is transferred from an young offender institution to an adult prison because of his violence. On the arrival, the voluntary therapist Oliver Baumer (Rupert Friend) invites Eric to participate in his group of therapy. However Eric meets his missing father Neville Love (Ben Mendelsohn) that is the henchman of the prison leader Dennis Spencer (Peter Ferdinando). Neville tries to control Eric and affects his participation in the therapy. Meanwhile the Deputy Governor Hayes (Sam Spruell) does not believe in Baumer's treatment and gives one chance only to Eric to improve his behavior.

The title "Starred Up", for people not native in English like me, describes the early transfer of a criminal from a young offender institution to an adult prison. The story is written by Jonathan Asser and is based on his experiences working as voluntary therapist at the largest adult prison in the UK in South West London in England. The plot follows the teenager Eric Love and is cruel and realistic, and may be consider a sociological study. The direction and performances are impressive, giving the sensation of a documentary and with no corny redemption. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Encarcerados" ("Imprisoned")


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