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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 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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Every year troubled teens are sent away to change their lives. On this island they must fight to save them. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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One of the slides in Dr. Hail's presentation at the seminar in L.A. says "Responsability". The correct spelling is "Responsibility". See more »

Quotes

Sophie: Look, if Hail said this is a good place, maybe this is the right place for me.
Ben: Look, forget Hail.
Sophie: Okay.
Ben: He doesn't know what he's talkin' about. He's not even a real doctor. He got his Ph.D. on the Internet.
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New Noise
Written by David Sandström, Dennis Lyxzén, Kristofer Steen, and Jon Brännström
Performed by Refused
Courtesy of Burning Heart, a division of Epitaph
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Do the End Justify the Means?
30 March 2009 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Denver, the rebel Sophie (Mila Kunis) misses her deceased father and hates her stepfather Karl (Serge Houde), pushing him to the edge. After a serious incident with his guests at home, she is sent to the ASAP – Advanced Serenity Achievement Program – a correctional facility in Fiji Island leaded by Norman Hail (Peter Stormare), who self-entitles doctor, to be rehabilitated in a socially acceptable pattern of behavior. She finds a concentration camp without human rights that uses abusive military training techniques to brainwash the offenders. Meanwhile her boyfriend Ben (Gregory Smith) forces a situation at home to be sent to the same boot camp and escape with Sophie.

"Boot Camp" explains in the very beginning that is based on a true event; therefore it seems that it really does exist places like the Serenity Camp in the world. The story does not have the intention to discuss whether these boot camps are necessary or not, but to show a specific place directed by an unprepared man with psychological problems that uses torture techniques as if the end could justify the means. A dictatorship with absolute power associated to playing God always generates injustices and corruption and is doomed to fail. The story is entertaining, but some of the teenagers (and parents) depicted in the movie really deserve to be sent to a correctional facility or to a shrink to resolve their issues. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "A Ilha - Uma Prisão Sem Grades" ("The Island – A Prison Without Bars")


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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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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$151,827
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| (European Film Market)

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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