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The Glass Shield -- 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.
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2 June 1995 (USA) See more »
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In a world filled with violence... his only weapon is the truth!
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J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Erich Anderson ... District Attorney Ira Kern

Richard Anderson ... Watch Commander Clarence Massey
Thomas Babson ... U.S. Marshall

Monty Bane ... Coroner
Ernie Lee Banks ... Mr. Woods

Michael Boatman ... Deputy J.J. Johnson
Jean Hubbard-Boone ... Mrs. Woods
James Boyce ... Paramedic #1
Gaye Shannon-Burnett ... Woman Driver

Bernie Casey ... James Locket
Linden Chiles ... Sergeant Berry Foster
Janet Claire ... Juror
Victor Contreras ... Mr. Cruz

Wanda De Jesus ... Carmen Munoz

Bill Dearth ... Guard
Marcia del Mar ... Mrs. Cruz

Victoria Dillard ... Barbara Simms
Mkeba W. Dunn ... Teddy Woods' Girlfriend
Leigh Dupree ... Court Clerk

Jim Fitzpatrick ... Deputy Jim Ryan (as James Fitzpatrick)
Eric Fleeks ... Bailiff
Patricia Forte ... Mrs. Marshall

Elliott Gould ... Greenspan

Michael Gregory ... Deputy Roy Bush
Jim Hardie ... Insurance Investigator Robert Hill

Don Harvey ... Deputy Jack Bono
Tommy Redmond Hicks ... Reverend Banks (as Tommy Hicks)
Arthur Horst ... Deputy (as Arthur L. Horst)

Ice Cube ... Teddy Woods
James Ingersoll ... Jury Foreman

Michael Ironside ... Detective Gene Baker
Kyle Scott Jackson ... Mr. Marshall

Kimble Jemison ... Buddy Johnson
Richard Kuss ... Judge Speck
Michael R. Larson ... Arraignment Lawyer
Joanne K. Liebeler ... Jane Baker
David Lodge ... Reporter #2
Rod McFall ... Cyclist

Christine McGraw ... Reporter #1

David McKnight ... Mr. Harold Johnson

Julio Oscar Mechoso ... Assistant D.A.

Natalija Nogulich ... Judge Helen Lewis
Dino Parks ... Deputy

Lori Petty ... Deputy Deborah Fields

Sy Richardson ... Mr. Taylor

Al Rodrigo ... Rodrigo

José Ramón Rosario ... Interpreter Castro (as Jose Rosario)
Ed Ruffalo ... Sheriff Sergeant
Lee Ryan ... Insurance Investigator George Beaten
Jason Saffran ... The Punk

Greta Sesheta ... Joyce

Drew Snyder ... Sheriff Sergeant
Corbin Timbrook ... Deputy Kurt Smith
Joseph Walsh ... Councilman Ross

M. Emmet Walsh ... Detective Jesse Hall
Donnice Wilson ... Mrs. Johnson
Gary Wood ... Sergeant Chuck Gilmore

Biff Yeager ... Investigating Officer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patrick Flanagan ... Jesse (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Burnett 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Charles Burnett 
John Eddie Johnson  screenplay "One of Us"
Ned Welsh  screenplay "One of Us"

Produced by
Michael D. Aglion .... associate producer
Pierre Andrieux .... supervising producer: CIBY 2000
Thomas S. Byrnes .... producer (as Thomas Byrnes)
Robert A. Merrill .... associate producer
Carolyn Schroeder .... producer
Chet Walker .... executive producer
Patrick Peach .... co-producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Stephen James Taylor 
 
Cinematography by
Elliot Davis (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Curtiss Clayton 
 
Casting by
Monica Swann 
 
Production Design by
Penny Barrett 
 
Art Direction by
Joel Carter 
 
Set Decoration by
Lisa Boutillier 
 
Costume Design by
Gaye Shannon-Burnett 
 
Makeup Department
Elvira Anderson .... makeup assistant
Kim D. Davis .... key makeup artist (as Kim Davis)
Laura Lemaire .... additional hair stylist (as Laura Lemaine)
Laura Lemaire .... additional makeup artist (as Laura Lemaine)
Mark Lesleah .... makeup assistant
Felicia Linsky .... key hair stylist
Dimas Vasquez .... additional hair stylist
Dimas Vasquez .... additional makeup artist
 
Production Management
Patrick Peach .... unit production manager
Shelly Strong .... post-production supervisor
Shelly Strong .... production manager: second unit
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Childs .... first assistant director
Scott K. Harris .... second assistant director
Francesca Iorillo .... first assistant director: second unit
Francesca Iorillo .... second second assistant director
Jay Norof .... first assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Maurice Allen .... set dresser
Bobbi Almoite .... swing gang
Oscar Ardoin .... carpenter
Kent Bancroft .... swing gang
Bruce Bellamy .... set dresser
Caesar Bijou .... construction coordinator
Grahame Budd .... swing gang
Don Campbell .... swing gang
Maurice Carter .... swing gang
Lisa A. Corbin .... swing gang (as Lisa Corbin)
Bryan Felty .... assistant construction coordinator
Holly Huffman .... swing gang
Michael Krantz .... art director: second unit
Cliff Lane .... prop master
Carla Narvy .... swing gang
Linda Patterson .... prop assistant
Paul Postal .... leadman
Sharon Reed .... prop assistant
Brandon Schultz .... swing gang
Grant Shaffer .... illustrator: title sequence
Josh Weisman .... swing gang
Warren Alan Young .... on-set dresser
 
Sound Department
Bobbi Banks .... adr supervisor
Bobbi Banks .... sound supervisor
John Bauman .... boom operator: second unit
Elliot Blake .... digital transfer engineer
Tim Boggs .... adr editor
Veda Campbell .... sound mixer
Stanley Carr .... boom operator
Louis Creveling .... dialogue editor
Lisle Engle .... sound effects editor
Scott C. Evans .... boom operator (as Scott Evans)
William Fiege .... sound mixer: second unit (as Bill Fiege)
Robert Friedman .... foley walker
Sean Garnhart .... sound effects editor
Ginger Geary .... foley walker
Danielle Ghent .... foley editor
Patrick Giraudi .... sound re-recording mixer
David Grant .... dialogue editor
Daniel S. Irwin .... dialogue editor (as Daniel Irwin)
Derek Marcil .... adr mixer
David Melhase .... dialogue editor
Evelin Montes .... sound transfer
Piero Mura .... sound effects editor
Jon Oh .... sound effects designer (as John Oh)
Paige Pollack .... foley walker
Emile Razpopov .... sound transfer
John Ross .... sound re-recording mixer
Craig Sadler .... sound effects editor
Steve Scoville .... dialogue editor
Brian Slack .... stereo sound consultant
Darrell Straight .... sound intern
David Torres .... foley mixer
Paul Urmson .... sound re-recording mixer
Daniel W. Victor Jr. .... stereo sound consultant
David Waelder .... sound mixer: second unit
Mathew Waters .... sound effects editor (as Matt Waters)
Beth Wiehe .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
John C. Hartigan .... special effects (as John Hartigan)
 
Stunts
John Alden .... stunt performer
Chuck Borden .... stunt performer
Ron Burke .... stunt performer
Phil Chong .... stunt performer
Jadie David .... stunt performer
Ken Lesco .... stunt performer
Dennis Madalone .... stunt performer
Harry Madsen .... stunt performer
Bufort McClerkins .... stunt coordinator (as Bufort McClerkins Jr.)
Joe Murphy .... stunt performer
Perry Nichols .... stunt performer
Hugh Aodh O'Brien .... stunt performer (as Hugh O'Brien)
Jim Palmer .... stunt performer
Gary Price .... stunt performer
Mel Scott-Thomas .... stunt performer
Carol Segan .... stunt performer
Bob M. Unzueta .... stunt performer
Joe Witherell .... stunt performer
Danny Wong .... stunt performer
Shana Brooks .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Arthur Scipio Africano .... second assistant camera (as Arthur Africano)
Chris Ahern .... best boy electric (as Christopher Ahern)
Ed Bernstein .... electrician (as Eddie Bernstein)
Dave Burns .... grip
Katherine M. Butler .... additional first camera assistant: second unit (as Kate Butler)
Tim Collins .... grip (as Timothy P. Collins)
Thomas Crawford .... best boy grip
Mark Doering-Powell .... first assistant camera: second unit
Jim Farrell .... photographer: cartoon storyboard
Martha Rutan Fay .... grip
Michael J. Fowler .... 24 frame video operator (as Mike Fowler)
Richard Hall .... camera car operator
Rick Hopper .... electrician (as Richard Hopper)
James Irons .... grip (as Jim 'Crash' Irons)
Jacek Laskus .... director of photography: second unit
Chris Lombardi .... first assistant camera
Richard Mall .... dolly grip
Richard Mall .... key grip
Ray Milazzo .... camera loader
Harold Morgan .... electrician
Richard Morris .... electrician
Ngoli Vukani Nyirenda .... electrician (as Ngoli Nyirenda)
Rita O'Brien .... electric intern
Dino Parks .... gaffer
Jon Philion .... electrician
Geoff Shotz .... electrician
Gary Stalker .... generator operator
D. Stevens .... special unit photographer (as D Stevens)
Elijah Straight .... electric intern
Lorenzo Straight .... electric intern
Skyler Tegland .... grip
Joseph Thompson .... electrician
Dan Zaitz .... still photographer
Darryl Walthall .... gaffer: second unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Betsy McNeal .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Annastacia Alston .... wardrobe assistant
Craig Anthony .... costume supervisor
Chris Dunn .... wardrobe assistant
Mkeba W. Dunn .... wardrobe assistant
Venita Haynes .... wardrobe assistant
Tyran Alesia Oaks .... wardrobe assistant
Amy Wetherbee .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Rachel Cunningham .... post-production coordinator
Rachael Fielding .... editorial intern
Craig Hayes .... associate editor
Jeremy Kasten .... editorial intern
Brenda McIntyre .... editorial intern
Phred Palmer .... apprentice editor
Jason Saffran .... post-production coordinator
Chuck Winston .... color timer
 
Music Department
Ernie Lee Banks .... singer (as Ernie Banks)
Ron Clark .... musician: violin
Brian Dembow .... musician: viola
Marcy Dicterow-Vaj .... musician: violin (as Marcy Dicterow)
Steve Durnin .... musician: french horn
Ramon Floren .... musician: trumpet
Jeff Gauthier .... musician: violin
Domenick Genova .... musician: bass
Dale Hikawa-Silverman .... musician: viola
Jennifer Johnson .... musician: violin
Pat Johnson .... musician: violin
Armen Ksajikian .... musician: cello (as Armen Ksadjikian)
Steve Kujala .... musician: woodwinds
Gary Kuo .... musician: violin
Liz Lachman .... music editor
Dane Little .... musician: cello
Warren Luening .... musician: trumpet
Earl Madison .... musician: cello
Cynthia Morrow .... musician: viola
Sid Page .... musician: violin
Rich Raposa .... musician: drums
Rich Raposa .... scoring mixer
Jimbo Ross .... musician: viola
Robin Ross .... musician: viola
Mark Sazer .... musician: violin
Jane J. Taylor .... singer
Stephen James Taylor .... musician: guitar and keyboards
Stephen James Taylor .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
Roger Bojarski .... driver (as Roger Bovarski)
Curtis Bridenstine .... driver
Brian N. Everett .... transportation captain (as Brian Everett)
Paul Feddersen .... driver
James 'L.A.' Hunt .... driver (as James Hunt)
Fred Johnston .... driver
Marc Kondo .... driver
Curt Larson .... driver (as Curt M. Larson)
Michael Locke .... transportation coordinator (as Mike Locke)
David 'Bear' Ortiz .... driver (as David Ortiz)
Benjamin Rivera .... driver
Terry Mack .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Narhee Ahn .... production assistant
Arturo Barquet .... assistant production coordinator
Jennifer Brandt .... extras wrangler
Skye Dent .... assistant to director
Elizabeth Fowler .... production assistant
Lisa Fredo .... production assistant
Terance Goldson .... assistant locations
Chalise Green .... production assistant
Arthur Horst .... technical consultant: Riverside County Sheriff's Dept. (as Arthur L. Horst)
Ezekiel Jackson .... security: FOI (as Ezequiel Jackson)
Phil Jackson .... technical consultant: Los Angeles Police Dept.
Catherine Jelski .... script supervisor (as Katie Jelski)
John Eddie Johnson .... technical consultant (as John Eddie 'J.J.' Johnson)
Marc Kondo .... assistant to producers
Harvey Malkin .... production controller (as Harve Malkin)
Francesca McCaffery .... craft service (as Fran McCaffery)
Rod McFall .... office production assistant
Elaine McGhee .... production assistant (as Elaine McGee)
Erik McLane .... production assistant (as Erik Malcolm McLane)
Julian F. Myers .... unit publicist
Debra Neathery .... paramedic
Jay Norof .... fueler
Vivian Penuela .... assistant accountant
Gregg Pittman .... animal wrangler
Jason Saffran .... key production assistant
Alfred Sapse .... legal services
Joy Shannon .... production assistant
Janine Sherman Barrois .... production assistant (as Janine Sherman)
Monty Simons .... assistant locations
Ron Singer .... production assistant
Shelly Strong .... production coordinator
Marshall Todd .... production assistant
Vincent Tolliver .... production assistant
Harris Tulchin .... legal services
Truman Van Dyke .... production insurance
Michael Vitelli .... technical consultant: Los Angeles Police Dept.
Earl West .... location manager
Lisa Arnone .... script supervisor intern (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Rob and Diane Alexander .... special thanks
Lorrie Bartlett .... special thanks: The Gersh Agency
Lisa Brama .... special thanks: Asics
Patricia Charbonnet .... special thanks: Street Knowledge, Inc. (as Pat Charbonnet)
Mark Cross .... special thanks: Maglite Industries
Tom Dragone .... special thanks: Point Blank Body Armour
Tom Forbes .... special thanks: Beretta USA Corporation
Brian Gersh .... special thanks: William Morris Agency
Marina Girard .... special thanks: Ciby 2000
Courtney Golden .... special thanks: Digital Sound & Picture
Ronda Gomez-Quinones .... special thanks: Broder, Kurland, Webb & Uffner (as Ronda Gomez)
Barry M. Greenberg .... special thanks: The Gersh Agency (as Barry Greenberg)
Michael Gruber .... special thanks: William Morris Agency
Nancy Hirami .... special thanks: Foto-Kem Laboratory
Beth Holden-Garland .... special thanks: William Morris Agency (as Beth Holden)
Ruth Ann Huvane .... special thanks: CAA
Darryl Marshak .... special thanks: Gold/Marshak
Lisa Martin .... special thanks: Panavision Hollywood
Lucy Mendez .... special thanks: Digital Sound & Picture
Robert A. Merrill .... in memory of
Fiona Mitchell .... special thanks: Ciby Sales
Harley Neuman .... special thanks (as Harley J. Neuman CPA)
Wendy Palmer .... special thanks: Ciby Sales
Robert Ted Parker .... special thanks: Berg, Zeigler, Anderson & Parker
Bruce Penhall .... special thanks: Oakley
John Ptak .... special thanks: CAA
Arnold Rifkin .... special thanks: William Morris Agency
Pierre Rissient .... special thanks
Doug Robinson .... special thanks: CAA
Nancy Ross .... special thanks: Digital Sound & Picture
Jean Rowely .... special thanks: Avia
Nina Shaw .... special thanks: Del, Rubel, Shaw, Mason & Derin
Randy Shoemaker .... special thanks: Tex Shoemaker & Sons
Jennifer Simms .... special thanks: Revo
Joe Smith .... special thanks: Youth Employment Services
Scott Smith .... special thanks: Panavision Hollywood
Jamie Toscas .... special thanks: Eastman Kodak
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for intense dramatic material
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109 min
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Iceland:12 | Netherlands:12 | Norway:15 (video premiere) | Singapore:PG | UK:15 (video premiere) | USA:PG-13 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #33023)
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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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Continuity: 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 »
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Referenced in Love and Death on Long Island (1997)See more »
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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Still relevant, still excellent, 24 May 2005
Author: kid_clementina

I just saw _The Glass Shield_ for the first time since it was released theatrically. I'm very glad to say it hasn't gone stale with time. Despite the violent overtones, the film is a subtle and compelling parable on race, power, and sex in the US. It won't satisfy anyone with the attention span of a fruit-fly or a fetish for blood and guts, but it gets under your skin (so to speak) if you pay it the slightest bit of attention.

As a side note — this is one of the very few feature films chosen by the Whitney Museum of American Art for its biennial surveys of contemporary art (there was another film that year as well, _The Hours and Times_, also excellent).

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