Comedy - Completed 2000

A prison inmate with a green thumb (Clive Owen) goes on to compete in a national gardening competition. Based on a true story.

    • Year of production
    • 2000
    • Genres
    • Comedy, Romance
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 91 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Joel HERSHMAN
    • Writer(s)
    • Joel HERSCHMAN
    • EIDR
    • 10.5240/4C67-F072-9296-E293-15F6-L
    • Producer(s)
    • Daniel J. VICTOR, Travis SWORDS, Trudie STYLER
    • Synopsis
    • Inspired by a true story, GREENFINGERS is a charming and irresistable comedy featuring internationally acclaimed actors Clive Owen (Sin City, King Arthur, The International), Helen Mirren (R.E.D., The Madness of King George, National Treasure) and David Kelly (Waking Ned Devine, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).
      When British convict Colin Briggs (Clive Owen), a strong, silent type, is placed in an experimental program to finish off his prison sentence, all he wants is peace and quiet.
      But when he is delivered to Edgefield Prison and put in a room with old and wise Fergus Wilks (David Kelly), his private life is no more. Fergus forces Colin to attempt to grow violets, and upon hearing of the flowers' success, the warden (Warren Clarke) decides to make Colin a gardener, giving him a staff of murderers and thieves who soon take to the soil like no one ever expected.
      When horticultural expert and media socialite Georgina Woodhouse (Helen Mirren) finds out about the special gardening project, she takes the men under her wing, especially Colin, who seems to be developing an interest in Georgina's daughter, Primrose (Natasha Little).
      But the prisoners' dark pasts threaten to overwhelm them as they prepare to participate in the Royal Horticultural Society's Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.
      In addition to the outstanding acting, the film features classy direction by writer-director Joel Hershman and an inspiring soundtrack, with songs by U2, Bruce Springsteen, and Tears for Fears, among others.