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The Glass Shield (1994)

PG-13  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  2 June 1995 (USA)
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J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. ... See full summary »

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J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. His only real friend is the other new trooper, the first female officer to work there, who also suffers similar discrimination in the otherwise all-white-male work environment. When J.J. becomes increasingly aware of police corruption during the murder trial of Teddy Woods, who he helped to arrest, he faces difficult decisions and puts himself into grave personal danger in the service of justice. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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In a world filled with violence... his only weapon is the truth!

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Rated PG-13 for intense dramatic material | See all certifications »
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The comic book sequence at the opening of the film was illustrated by Grant Shaffer. See more »

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When the officers push Johnson down onto the desk and Baker shoves a revolver in his mouth, the gun is shown already cocked. Then in the next cut, Baker cocks the gun again. See more »

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Street Ball
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RE: Worst Film?
4 April 2008 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

How your comment makes the top response for this film proves not only how naive you are, but how culturally bankrupt and immoral this nation is. The fact is, there are pockets of Russia and China here in the US not on community levels, but in the government as well. You have never heard of SERPICO or Rodney King obviously, it is no surprising Americans are completely out of touch. They elect a man like Bush, who invades a hornets nest, indebted your children and grandchildren, and runs a police state media called Fox network. The US government installed Pinochet in Peru, Saddam Hussein in Iraq, then orchestrate his execution. You are saying there is no such thing as the mafia or corrupt police and racism is not real. This film shows and tests the police as humans. Not everyone likes being pushed around by the police and not everyone is as passive and out of touch as you, thank God, if he exists.


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