- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 34 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 9, 2001
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Dolby Digital Stereo - French
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Text/Photo Galleries:
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Edward Furlong &
Mark Boone, Jr.,
Eddie Bunker &
Steve Buscemi &
Director of Photography:
New York Times - 10/20/2000
"...As a director Steve Buscemi inspires actors to do some of their most finely shaded work....Willem Dafoe steals the picture with his comic timing..."
Box Office - 04/01/2000
"...Furlong and Dafoe work well together, and they are joined by a strong and, in some cases, surprising supporting cast....It is this cast that lends integrity to such sensitive material..."
Los Angeles Times - 11/10/2000
"...Buscemi's ANIMAL FACTORY is distinguished from top to bottom with actors as intensely committed as he is....Maintained throughout is an almost eerie atmosphere of tension barely contained by stoicism, even a kind of grace..."
Entertainment Weekly - 05/02/2003
"...Buscemi displays a pinpoint humanity, reminiscent of Jonathan Demme, that lays bare the inner turmoil of everyone on screen..."
Total Film - 08/01/2003
"...Gripping....Buscemi honours Bunker's tale by lensing with an assured, unfussy touch..."
Sight and Sound - 09/01/2003
"...Buscemi's bravely ambitious film scores high on integrity and earnest complexity....ANIMAL FACTORY is a film of memorable moments..."
Cable Original |
- CABLE ORIGINAL: JULY 30, 2000 (CINEMAX)
- RELEASES THEATRICALLY: OCTOBER 13, 2000 (NY & LA)
- Filmed on location in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- Edward Bunker, who wrote the novel that inspired the screenplay, is himself an ex-convict. He has appeared over fifteen motion pictures, including Quentin Tarantino's RESERVOIR DOGS (as "Mr. Blue").
- After traveling the festival circuit, the film first aired on Cinemax July 30th before garnering its limited theatrical release in the fall of 2000.