Animal is a 2005 drama directed by David J. Burke. James "Animal" Allen (Ving Rhames) is a violent street criminal who gets arrested for armed robbery and is sent to a maximum security prison where he continues with his violent ways. Allen meets an old man named Berwell (Jim Brown) whose revolutionary ideas help to change the way Allen views his life. Allen turns his life around and gets released from prison. Soon after, he learns that his wife was murdered and his only son, Darius (Terrance Howard) was raised on the same mean streets he came from. Darius lives a violent life similar to his father's before he went to prison. Allen has to find his son and teach him how he left his old life of hatred and violence behind in order save him before it's too late. Getting through to his son may be the only way Allen can save his son's life.