For a direct to video movie I couldn't believe the power behind this movie. Unlike any other DTV movie I've viewed in my lifetime, Animal caught me and gripped me into a tight choke hold until its closure. Ving Rhames was fantastic, proving once again that he is one of the most underrated actors in Hollywood. The story concerns the fate of Rhames' kid after he is let out of jail. Rhames plays a feared and respected street thug but once he enters prison and meets a friend and councellor in Jim Brown, he realizes that what he did was wrong. He must not let the same destiny befall upon his son. Very powerful and I'm a little concerned as to why it didn't get a full theatrical release.