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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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Warden Kelso
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Mrs. Rebecca Miller
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Doc
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Harold Morris
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Bud Johnson
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Kung Fu
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Captain Tucker
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Guard Dobbs
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Deputy Warden Grimes (as Keith Mackechnie)
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Dr. Gordon
Bill Gribble ...
Latcheye
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Double Ug
David Andrew Nash ...
Muscle Jaw
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Railroad
Cliff Miller ...
Mr. Jim Miller
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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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Features the first orchestral score written and recorded by Jeffrey Scott Pearson, who later went on to score "Jon & Kate Plus Eight". 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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An impressive trio with Radio and Titans
17 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

Talk about integration, sports, and real life stories, beautiful human interest stories, and we have a trifecta. While Radio and Remember the Titans got their share of theater run, Unshackled is a little DVD gem that I take pleasure in introducing to people. There is a lousy film in theaters called "Friday Night Lights" that can't hold a match to these films. Seemingly on a shoe string budget, Unshackled takes its time and for the first few minutes even tricks viewers into thinking it will be a silly chasing crime flick. The pacing is sneakily on target lulling viewers in with light fare and getting heavy handed and preachy at the end and my group loved every second. The director of the aforementioned theatrical blunder should take note of the character development of this film. Just as in Radio, we close by seeing the real life guy who was portrayed in the movie. Notice the star hero who played a heel in the Titans.


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