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Boot Camp (2008)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 8 May 2008 (Kuwait)
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A group of at-risk teens are sent to a what they think is a rehabilitation program on Fiji, but it's really a prison-like camp where kids are abused and brainwashed.

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Christian Duguay
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mila Kunis ... Sophie
Gregory Smith ... Ben (as Gregory Edward Smith)
Peter Stormare ... Norman Hail
Regine Nehy ... Trina
Alejandro Rae ... Jack
Christopher Jacot ... Danny
Tygh Runyan ... Logan
Matthew Smalley ... Nick
Colleen Rennison ... Ellen
Barbara Gates Wilson Barbara Gates Wilson ... Rhonda
Christianne Hirt ... Lucy
Lexie Huber ... Marianne
Serge Houde ... Karl
Cris Nannarone ... Stan (as Christino Nannarone)
Joe Norman Shaw ... Ben's Father
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Storyline

When provocatively impish drug addict Sophie is forcibly shipped off by her passive mother and brutally domineering stepfather to dodgy, messianic and platitude-spouting Dr. Arthur Hail's completely isolated Fiji island boot camp for wayward teens (a.k.a. Camp Serenity), her perfectly respectable boyfriend Ben refuses to stand passively by. He fakes a drug problem to get himself enrolled in Dr. Hail's Advanced Serenity Achievement Program, where he plans to find and escape with Sophie. Meanwhile both teens witness and endure the physically harsh and psychologically brutal conditions fostered by the doctor and enforced by Logan, his militaristic and imposing chief of security - where all "enrollees" have "less rights than prisoners on death row." Written by KGF Vissers

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 2008 (Kuwait) See more »

Also Known As:

Straight Edge See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$151,827
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Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Peter Stormare plays Dr. Arthur Hail, but closing credits list the character's name as Dr. Norman Hail. Nowhere in the film is he ever called Norman. See more »

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When Sophie first arrives, Ellen says she has two months left. When Sophie is later put in the circle, they say Sophie's been there for over a month. Right after that, as they are seeing people leave, they mention Ellen leaving in two months again. See more »

Quotes

Sophie: Yeah, it wasn't really a very friendly welcome chaining us to some cement blocks and then nearly half-drown...
Dr. Arthur Hail: Each one of you have emotionally, psychologically and even physically kept your parent chained to a block of concrete day and night for years now, so we think it's only fair to let our newcomers experience what it must feel like to be in your parents' shoes, if only for one night.
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Oh My
Written by Jonathan Bates
Performed by Mellowdrone
Courtesy of 3 Entertainment/Red Ink/Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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I really don't know what to think of this movie
12 May 2008 | by literacola-1See all my reviews

Within the first 15 minutes of the film I was about to turn it off because of the horrible acting, but I just couldn't. I finished the entire thing and there was just something about it that I really enjoyed. The entire story was something that I have never seen in a film before, and nothing was really predictable about it.

Most of the horrible acting came from no name actors. Mila Kunis played her role very well, as did Peter Stormare. There was something really cheesy about the whole "captured and taken to an island" idea, but I really think with some better actors it could have been pulled off much better.

The cinematography was excellent, and the soundtrack was just amazing. The island location was a perfect choice and really added a lot to the film.

I still don't know why I enjoyed it so much, but I would say it is worth a rental to see for yourself.


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