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Animal Kingdom (2010)  link to Animal Kingdom on IMDb  

Number: 417

poster Animal Kingdom

IMDb Rating:
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Country: Australia, 113 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama, Crime

Director(s): David Michôd

Despite being no saint herself, Julia Cody has shielded her seventeen year old son, Joshua "J" Cody, from her Melbourne-based criminal relatives who they have not seen in years. After Julia dies in front of J's eyes from a self-inflicted heroin overdose, J, who is slightly detached from life, feels he has no choice but to contact his maternal grandmother, Janine "Smurf" Cody, the family matriarch, for a place to live. Smurf rules the family with a borderline incestuous love over her three sons, the quietly menacing Andrew "Pope" Cody, the hyperactive Craig Cody, and the barely of age Darren Cody. Pope and his best friend, Barry "Baz" Brown, are armed robbers, with Darren their up and coming apprentice, while Craig is a mid level drug dealer. Melbourne's Armed Robbery Squad is after specifically Pope, who is hiding out. But when the standoff between the Codys and the Armed Robbery Squad is brought up a notch, an all out war ensues, with some casualties and J caught in the middle. The only grounding in J's life is his girlfriend, Nicky Henry. With those casualties comes an investigation by Homicide Detective Senior Sergeant Nathan Leckie, who knows the Codys are involved in some of those deaths. As Leckie tries to get J on his side, J has to figure out how best to get himself out from the middle, where he trusts neither side. J also wants to figure out how to exact what he considers justice in an all around bad situation.


photo James Frecheville James Frecheville
photo Bryce Lindemann Bryce Lindemann
photo Paul Smits Paul Smits
photo Jacki Weaver Jacki Weaver
photo Joel Edgerton Joel Edgerton
photo Luke Ford Luke Ford
photo Sullivan Stapleton Sullivan Stapleton
photo Mirrah Foulkes Mirrah Foulkes
photo Anthony Ahern Anthony Ahern
photo Justin Rosniak Justin Rosniak

Medium: DVD R/RW,

Location: F:\Media\Movies\Animal Kingdom.avi

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 2.35:1