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The Parole Officer

The Parole Officer (2001)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 2001 Wide

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British television comic Steve Coogan made his first bid for a big-screen career in this comedy, in which he plays Simon Garden, a singularly inept parole officer who has not had terribly good luck with his clients -- after many years on the job, only three of the former prisoners he's been looking after have avoided returning to a life of crime. Garden is transferred from his post in Blackpool to a new assignment in Manchester, and it isn't long before he finds himself in hot water. Garden

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Coogan é um comediante excepcional - assim, mesmo trabalhando com um roteiro mediano (de sua própria autoria), consegue arrancar algumas boas risadas.

August 11, 2004
Cinema em Cena

It's watchable.

October 15, 2001

Combining all the best elements of home-grown rom-coms and gangster capers, this breathes fresh life into both genres.

August 10, 2001 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

An intermittently hilarious vehicle for British TV star Steve Coogan.

August 9, 2001 Full Review Source: BBC.com
BBC.com

Audience Reviews for The Parole Officer

One of the better not great English comedies of the late 90's early 00's. The Parole Officer doesn't pander to the American audiences too much but story-wise it's not very strong. The performances are fine and the script is actually quite good, you can see that they tried very hard, and for the best part succeeded, to keep the cliches to a minimum. Unfortunately the low budget shows. What an odd career director John Duigan has had.
October 14, 2013
SirPant

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i like it this is a proper british comedy steve coogan is the parole officer and needs to break into a bank to retrieve the tape that proves a curupt cop murder a bloke but the only people helping him are idiots but along with some help is emma (lena headey) who ends up liking him in a more personannal level but its good and funny!
November 23, 2009
FiLmCrAzY
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Such a funny film and one of Steve Coogan's good films. Steve Coogan plays loveable loser Simon Garden who is rubbish at his job as a parole officer.
January 4, 2008
husky10000years

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    1. Detective-Inspector Burton: I won't lay a finger on you. But you'll go to prison. And when those nonces and those perverts get hold of a clever boy like you - and I'll make sure they do - they'll be queueing up round the block. You're going to end up with an arsehole like a clown's pocket.
    – Submitted by Joseph F (2 years ago)
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