- 1 hr 52 min
"Animal Kingdom" is multi award winning movie based on a real life Aussie crime family. The Pettingill family are career criminals and are headed by a matriarch, who is the grandmother and is as tough as they come. It is set in Melbourne, Australia. This crime family specializes in armed robbery and some drug dealing. The historical inspiration was the acquittal of Trevor Pettingill for the murder of two police officers in 1988. Romance and deception also make their mark. Police corruption, murder and family politics are additional ingredients that enhance this crime empire. This movie won thirty six Aussie film awards and was the dramatic pick by the jury at the Sundance Film Festival.