Animal Factory

Animal Factory (2000)

On the inside the rules are brutal and the stakes are high.

  • Genre: Crime, Drama
  • Release Date: 2000-08-01
  • User Rating: 6.4/10 from 92 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 34min
  • Language: English
  • Production Country: United States of America
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Suburbanite Ron 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, a veteran inmate who finds meaning in protecting the vulnerable new kid.

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  • Willem Dafoe

    as Earl Copen
  • Edward Furlong

    as Ron Decker
  • Danny Trejo

    as Vito
  • Mark Boone Junior

    as Paul Adams
  • Seymour Cassel

    as Lt. Seeman
  • Mickey Rourke

    as Jan the Actress
  • Tom Arnold

    as Buck Rowan
  • John Heard

    as James Decker
  • Chris Bauer

    as Bad Eye
  • Rockets Redglare

    as Big Rand
  • Jake La Botz

    as Jesse
  • Mark Engelhardt

    as T.J.
  • Edward Bunker

    as Buzzard
  • Victor Pagan

    as Psycho Mike
  • Ernest Harden Jr.

    as Richland
  • Afemo Omilami

    as Captain Midnight
  • Michael Buscemi

    as Mr. Herrell
  • J. C. Quinn

    as Ivan McGhee
  • Steven Randazzo

    as Jacob Horvath
  • Mark Webber

    as Tank
  • Steve Buscemi

    as A.R. Hosspack
Writing Edward Bunker Author
Writing John Steppling Author
Directing Steve Buscemi Director
Production Steve Buscemi Producer
Production Julie Yorn Producer
Sound John Lurie Original Music Composer
Camera Phil Parmet Director of Photography
Editing Kate Williams Editor