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Offender (2012)

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Justice needs to be served at Britain's most notorious young offenders institute.

Director:

Ron Scalpello

Writer:

Paul Van Carter
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Cole ... Tommy
English Frank English Frank ... Jake
Kimberley Nixon ... Elise
Shaun Dooley ... Jackie Nash
Israel Oba Israel Oba ... Mason (as Tyson Oba)
David Ajala ... Kelvin
Heider Ali Heider Ali ... Ali
Jacob Anderson ... Patrick
Vas Blackwood ... Detective Boaz
G. Frsh G. Frsh ... Angelface (as G-FrSH)
Mark Harris ... Governor Davis
Ruth Gemmell ... Officer Cassie
Aymen Hamdouchi ... Kamal (as Aymen Hamadouchi)
Daniel Green Daniel Green ... Lucky (as Dan Jay-Green)
Daniel Kendrick Daniel Kendrick ... Sicko
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Storyline

When hardened thugs assault his fiancée and cause the death of his unborn son, Tommy Nix pursues them for retribution - all the way into Great Britain's worst lock-up for juvenile offenders, a corrupt institution where he has every intent to severely offend. Written by statmanjeff

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You do the crime. You do the time.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Jovens Delinquentes See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$183,049
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Company Credits

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Gunslinger See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Quotes

Harry: What're you in here for?
Tommy Nix: Justice.
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Soundtracks

Death Party
(uncredited)
Written by Jeffrey Lee Pierce
Performed by The Gun Club
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18 January 2013 | by seany_cSee all my reviews

Watched this at the Cinema months back and hadn't seen it since, so I decided to buy it the other day on DVD. A brilliant film, not entirely original but a fresh take on a done subject. 'Offender' stands comparison against the great British films of today, such as 'Kidulthood', 'Adulthood', 'Harry Brown', 'Ill Manors' and so on. After a blistering opening sequence, the film continues to impress with its bleak vision of prison life. Joe Cole stars as Tommy, the good young lad who thrown into hell when his girlfriend is assaulted. He's out for revenge. Need I say more. With his moody baby face and mental transformation, Joe Cole is sensational as Tommy. You can feel his pain and anguish and you want nothing more than for him to get his revenge. The other performances are good too. English Frank is both laughable and menacing. The soundtrack is superb at times, the settings feel genuine and the violence is swift. While this isn't cheery stuff, it's sure to impress and entertain certain viewers. Cole really delivers and I hope he goes far after this. ****/*****


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