#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Once known as Houdini for his multiple and improbable jailbreaks, Mark DeFriest was condemned to Florida’s toughest prison after a lone psychiatrist declared he was faking mental illness. When that doctor reaches out 30 years later, DeFriest finds an unlikely ally willing to examine his infamous past and offer new insights to the Parole Commission.
Plot: When a legendary escape artist comes up for parole after 30 years behind bars, a chance for freedom must be weighed against his infamous past.
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I’d like to start off by saying “Bravo” to macktan894. That is the review that inspired me to watch this documentary. What a great review. I must say, he/she was dead on. Within the first two minutes, I felt like a piece of crap for not knowing this poor soul’s story and not helping. I am a Floridian. I don’t know how I missed it!
In my opinion, there is no way, ever, on God’s green earth, that this poor individual should have been imprisoned to begin with. The fact that he contrived multiple escapes is completely understandable… and, in my opinion, quite forgivable. Who, in his position, would not? It’s extremely sad to me that we were (and are) beyond sending fellows like this to the military… because I am pretty sure he would have returned as a hero. He is obviously the real MacGyver.
I was also disgusted to hear about what happened to him while in prison. But what I am really disgusted about is the FACT that prisons seem to contribute to that behavior. We put people in prison to punish them. WHY WOULD WE ALLOW THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO HURT ANOTHER INMATE? Our system clearly should be re-evaluated. PRONTO!!!!!!!!!!
Surprising Contender for Top 10 for 2014. Strong Documentary.
I woke up today thinking about this, and likely will follow this story to what I hope is a happy ending.
This indictment of the Florida Penal System tells the story of Mark Defriest. Mark received a 4 year sentence essentially for stealing tools that he believed were entrusted to him by his father.
A sentence that seems a bit harsh in retrospect, but that’s only the beginning of the story.
It’s almost comical that we use the word “rehabilitation” when talking about the prison system – when this film shows-us, shockingly, the debilitating nature of the system. The system failed Mark Defriest – taking a brilliant mind, a free-spirit, and nearly breaking both.
The film is bolstered by some comical moments, which speak to Mark’s steadfast and still-amazingly-present sanity. The interviews, for me, are really the highlight of the film, but the film’s music and animation raise this piece to another level. To me the ‘angle’ of proving Mark’s insanity is only a sad state of “Telling them what they want to hear and not addressing the real problem which is the system itself”, but I guess if that is what is best for Mark then so be it. Mark is crazy, but not (dice clay draw) “crazy”. During the opening credits Mark sums it up, “I mean if I was just a rapist or murderer or somethin’ they’d let me out, I mean I made them look like idiots”. And they were next to him,
ONe of the most damning aspects of the movie are the interviews with a former Warden. You can feel the remorse and responsibility he felt with every word he uttered, and the stories only justify and offset the long history of disciplinary reports that the parole board kept throwing back in Mark’s face. I’d like to see how some of those weasels would fair in the prison system.
This is a very good film. Not quite as good as “Stop at Nothing:The Lance Armstrong Story”, but it’s close. Both are better than “Life Itself” and both will likely be the only two documentary films that hold onto a top 25 spot for 2014 – unless another film like this jumps out and surprises me.
Seek this out immediately. I caught it on Showtime last night. Completely enthralling and seriously well-made exposition on one man’s wasted potential, and the system that wasted it.
This could climb in terms of my score and rankings after I chew on it for a bit.
84/100 HIGHLY recommended. “Thought Cafe’s” animation really adds another dimension.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 32 min (92 min)
Genre Documentary, Animation, Biography
Director Gabriel London
Writer Gabriel London
Actors Scoot McNairy, Shea Whigham
Country Canada, United States
Awards 1 win & 6 nominations
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