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>
In a world filled with violence... his only weapon is the truth!
Did You Know?
At the beginning of the film Johnson's training officer, Chuck Gilmore, gets upset with him for not ticketing the woman in the red convertible for speeding and Gilmore decides to take over the wheel himself. Immediately after that we see their car chasing the red convertible again with a brief shot during the chase of Gilmore sitting in the passenger seat. See more
Black Man Sings the Blues
Performed by Lance Eaton
and Ernie Lee Banks
(as Ernie Banks)
Music and Lyrics by Stephen James Taylor
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