Animal Factory

On the inside the rules are brutal and the stakes are high
On the inside the rules are brutal and the stakes are high
ANIMAL FACTORY (15)
D: Steve Buscemi
Silver Nitrate/Franchise Films (Steve Buscemi, Elie Samaha, Andrew Stevens, Julie Yorn, Danny Trejo, Edward Bunker & Tracee Stanley)
USA 🇺🇸 2000
94 mins

Crime/Drama

W: Edward Bunker & John Steppling [based on the novel by Edward Bunker]
DP: Phil Parmet
Ed: Kate Williams
Mus: John Lurie

Willem Dafoe (Earl Copen), Edward Furlong (Ron Decker), Danny Trejo (Vito), John Heard (James Decker), Mickey Rourke (Jan the Actress), Tom Arnold (Buck Rowan), Seymour Cassel (Lt. Seeman)

Animal Factory is a rather mundane prison drama, based partially on true events, where a young junkie is imprisoned on a minor charge but becomes a member of a hardcore prison gang, leading to violence and further incarceration.
The cast is full of good actors, but nobody really shines. Steve Buscemi does an okay job on the other side of the camera, but this material needed someone who could bring a little bit more grit to the screen.
5/10

Willem Dafoe & Edward Furlong in Animal Factory
Willem Dafoe & Edward Furlong in Animal Factory
Did You Know:
Many of the film's scenes were shot on location at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which closed in 1971 and reopened to the public in 1994.

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