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The Work (2017)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 8 September 2017 (UK)
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Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, three men from the outside participate in a four-day group-therapy retreat with a group of incarcerated men for a real look at the challenges of rehabilitation.

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Jairus McLeary, Gethin Aldous (co-director)
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Credited cast:
Richard 'Rick' Misener Richard 'Rick' Misener ... Himself (as Rick)
Brian Nazarof Brian Nazarof ... Himself (as Brian)
Neseli 'Kiki' Tagoai Neseli 'Kiki' Tagoai ... Himself (as Kiki)
Chris Renton Chris Renton ... Himself (as Chris)
Charles Tate Jr. Charles Tate Jr. ... Himself (as Charles)
Eldra 'Vegas' III Jackson Eldra 'Vegas' III Jackson ... Himself (as Vegas)
Dante Granville Dante Granville ... Himself (as Dante)
Rob Allbee Rob Allbee ... Himself (as Rob)
Donald 'Don' Morrison Donald 'Don' Morrison ... Himself (as Don)
Bharataji Joplin Bharataji Joplin ... Himself (as Bharataji)
Manuel Ruiz Manuel Ruiz ... Himself (as Manny)
Thaddeus Boudreaux Thaddeus Boudreaux ... Himself (as Thaddeus)
Aaron Ortega-Piddington Aaron Ortega-Piddington ... Himself (as Aaron)
James McLeary James McLeary ... Himself (as James)
Alvin 'Bud' Wheeler Alvin 'Bud' Wheeler ... Himself (as Bud)
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Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, three men from the outside participate in a four-day group-therapy retreat with a group of incarcerated men for a real look at the challenges of rehabilitation.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 2017 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The work See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,286, 29 October 2017

Gross USA:

$5,853

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,554
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Blanket Fort Media See more »
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Color
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From start to finish, the whole project took 10 years to reach the screens. See more »

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Excellent Documentary
1 November 2017 | by waynezorroSee all my reviews

One of the most impressive aspects of this beautifully photographed, riveting documentary is the way the filmmakers catch the generosity of the prisoners who give their all to help the non prisoners and fellow inmates. The organizers of The Work and the participants deserve a lot of credit. I don't know of a single man, including my male patients who couldn't benefit from this four day event. Hopefully, women who watch this will understand some of the internal pain that most men carry.


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