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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Animal Kingdom
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Inspired in part by Melbourne's 1988 Walsh Street murders, Animal Kingdom is a story about the battle between Melbourne's underworld and the police. The story tracks seventeen-year-old Joshua 'J' Cody, a troubled teenager perilously caught between his own criminal family and Detective Leckie, a compromised cop who thinks that he can save 'J'. 'J' comes to realise that in order to survive, he must determine how the game is played. This involves not only writing his own rule book but also choosing his place in the cunning and brutal animal kingdom in which his family lives.

Adaptations

form y separately published work icon Animal Kingdom Jonathan Lisco , ( dir. John Wells ) United States of America (USA) : John Wells Productions Warner Horizon Television , 2016 8781537 2016 series - publisher film/TV crime

'The story follows 17-year-old Joshua "J" Cody, who moves in with his wild, freewheeling relatives. As he is pulled into their life of indulgence and excess, he discovers it is being funded by criminal activities.'

Source: 'Ellen Barkin & Scott Speedman to Star in TNT’s "Animal Kingdom"', Variety, 29 July 2015.

Notes

  • For further information, see the official Animal Kindgom website: http://www.animalkingdommovie.com/

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Works about this Work

Animal Kingdom Movie Adaption into US TV Series Should Learn from Fargo: New York Times Mike Hale , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 14 June 2016;

'When you're basing 10 episodes or more of television on a stand-alone two-hour movie, it might be best to heed the lesson of Fargo: Throw out the whole story and start over.'

'Animal Kingdom, the new TNT series based on the 2010 Australian movie about a Melbourne crime family, goes the opposite route. ...'

10 Best Australian Films Made by First-time Directors Luke Buckmaster , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 2 March 2016;
Early Winter Director Michael Rowe : Local Doubts Dov Kornits , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 27 September 2016;
The 100 Best Australian Films of the New Millenium Erin Free , Dov Kornits , Travis Johnson , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 22 September 2016;
Great Australian Directorial Debuts Erin Free , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 14 March 2016;
Keeping It All in the Family Philippa Hawker , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 29 May 2010; (p. 21)

— Review of Animal Kingdom David Michôd , 2010 single work film/TV
Inside the Unmanageable Beast Michael Bodey , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 3 June 2010; (p. 16)

— Review of Animal Kingdom David Michôd , 2010 single work film/TV
Mum's the Word David Stratton , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 5-6 June 2010; (p. 17)

— Review of Animal Kingdom David Michôd , 2010 single work film/TV
Spotlight Tom Ryan , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 6 June 2010; (p. 22) The Sun-Herald , 6 June 2010; (p. 5)

— Review of Animal Kingdom David Michôd , 2010 single work film/TV
Where the Wild Things Are Paul Byrnes , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5-6 June 2010; (p. 25)

— Review of Animal Kingdom David Michôd , 2010 single work film/TV
Bright Star John Bailey , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 25 April 2010; (p. 8-9)
A Wild Ride Garry Maddox , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15-16 May 2010; (p. 6-7)
Six Burning Questions for David Michod David Michôd , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 23 May 2010; (p. 6)
Fight of His Life George Palathingal , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28 May 2010; (p. 8)
Crime of His Life Ed Gibbs , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 30 May 2010; (p. 8)
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