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R| 1 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
Suburbanite Ron (Edward Furlong) is spoiled, young and not overly worried about the marijuana charges leveled against him. But, after being made out to be a drug dealer, he faces a five-year jail sentence in San Quentin State Prison. Physically frail and unaccustomed to his rough surroundings, Ron is primed to fall victim to sexual predators and bullying guards -- that is, until he's befriended by Earl (Willem Dafoe), a veteran inmate who finds meaning in protecting the vulnerable new kid.

Cast: Willem Dafoe , Edward Furlong , Seymour Cassel , Mickey Rourke , Steve Buscemi , Tom Arnold , John Heard , Danny Trejo

Director: Steve Buscemi

Genres: Drama

Animal Factory (2000)

Release Date: January 1st, 2000|1 hr. 30 min.

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  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    (Rourke's) nearly unrecognizable presence is characteristic of the odd pockets of talent (and, sometimes, lint) in Steve Buscemi's film. show more

  • 75
    Kevin Maynard Mr. Showbiz

    A genre-busting film that deserves to be seen. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Buscemi's directing blends hard-hitting visual qualities with great emotional energy. show more

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