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Don't end up in a US prison,
This review is from: Felon [DVD] (DVD)
Well, try not to end up in ANY prison! This film depicts the events that could occur from one unlucky situation happening in the middle of the night. Stephen Dorff plays construction business owner Wade Porter who seems to have a decent future ahead. He's just been approved for a loan for his business, his wife and young son are happy at home. One night a burglar is discovered in the room of Porter's son. This leads to confrontation between the burglar and Porter resulting in the death of the burglar. Porter is then sentenced to three years imprisonment and the nightmare begins.
Val Kilmer also stars in this film and plays mass murderer John Smith. Nate Parker provides a fine performance in his role as Officer James Collins, questioning the ethics of Lieutenant Jackson played by Harold Perrineau.
The harsh realities of life in a US jail are on display here. I didn't really like the ending as it seemed too convenient and I feel unrealistic.
A fine film on the whole, worth a watch.