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Dog Pound

Not Rated In Theaters 03/29/2013 , 88min.
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Plot & Details

Three boys caught between youth and adulthood struggle to survive behind bars in this hard-hitting drama. Alex (Mateo Morales), Butch (Adam Butcher), and David (Shane Kippel) are teenage criminals who have been sentenced to a juvenile detention facility in Montana. Goodyear (Lawrence Bayne), a guard who looks after the young inmates, is tough but fair-minded and urges the youngsters to play by the rules and quietly serve their time so they can earn a second chance on the outside. But the new inmates have to deal with young men who have been in lockup for a while, many of whom have become accustomed to the violence and intimidation of life behind bars. Banks (Taylor Poulin) is a hard case who thrives on bullying those smaller and more vulnerable than himself; once he targets Butch, the new inmate starts down a path of retribution from which there is no return. Dog Pound was the first English-language feature from French director Kim Chapiron, and the film earned him an award as Best New Narrative Filmmaker at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.

Tribeca Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Tribeca Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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