A young man who is charged with child molestation is placed in New York City's infamous Tombs prison. When the other inmates in his cell block find out what he is charged with, life becomes extremely difficult for him. Written by
"Jesus, help me, 'cause man won't."
Did You Know?
The original Broadway production of "Short Eyes" by Miguel Pinero
opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theater in New York on May 23, 1974, ran for 80 performances and was nominated for the 1975 Tony Award for the Best Play. Joseph Carberry
and Bob Maroff
recreated their stage roles in the filmed production. See more
Someday, I'm gonna be walking down the streets, minding my own business, and - BAM! - I'm gonna be shot by some pig who's gonna swear that it was a mistake. I accept that as a part of my destiny.
Referenced in The Shield: Fire in the Hole
Back Against The Wall
Written by Curtis Mayfield
Performed by Curtis Mayfield See more