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Unshackled (2000)

PG-13 | | Drama
Dramatisation of Harold Morris's book based on his own life as a racist who is falsely imprisoned, but turns his life around, becoming friends with a black man and winning an humanitarian award.

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Dramatisation of Harold Morris's book based on his own life as a racist who is falsely imprisoned, but turns his life around, becoming friends with a black man and winning an humanitarian award.

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They entered prison as enemies. Now only friendship WILL KEEP THEM ALIVE

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Rated PG-13 for intense depiction of life in prison, and for language | See all certifications »
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The movie was filmed at Lee Arrendale Correctional Facility in Alto, Georgia. This facility was also used to film the prison scenes in the movie My Cousin Vinny (1992). See more »

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In the beginning of the movie, a convict wearing a fedora hat (played by Earl Maddox), is plainly seen boarding the bus on the way to prison. Upon arriving at the prison, he is the first convict the exit the bus. He is not seen in the next scene when all of the other convicts enter the door to the prison, or in any other scene in the movie. See more »

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Redemption, a bit heavy handed
25 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

Unshackled is a redemption story--

Told in a somewhat heavy handed manner, we see how an individual can rise above his past, and indeed himself, to become something better. Most likely to have a long life as a video rental, this should be a very popular item with church groups and anti drug or anti crime organizations. I will admit to feeling that the ending was laid on a bit to thickly, but it will appeal to the older, more conservative leaders writing the checks. However, for most of the target audience, this will undercut the message badly.


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