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Civil Brand (2002)

Women prisoners strike up a friendship with a young law student who works as a part-time prison guard. Together they discover that a corporation funds and is profitting from the ... See full summary »

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Women prisoners strike up a friendship with a young law student who works as a part-time prison guard. Together they discover that a corporation funds and is profitting from the plantation-like work environment they are forced to work under. In a botched attempt to organize a protest against their "slave labor", the women take over the prison - A rare glimpse of the effects of the prison industrial complex on female inmates. Written by L. J. Allen-2 (Leslye Allen)

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Rated R for violence including a rape, and for pervasive strong language | See all certifications »
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26 May 2002 (USA)  »

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A Revolta das Prisioneiras  »

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$500,000 (estimated)

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$123,580 (USA) (31 August 2003)

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$243,347 (USA) (12 October 2003)
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Although Monica Calhoun and LisaRaye McCoy play friends in this movie they play cousins in the players club. See more »

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Sweat Shop Rebellion/ Uhuru Sassa
Written by CARLOS D. WILSON, LOUIS W. WILSON, RICARDO A. WILSON, M.D., WILFREDO R. WILSON,
Joyce Renee Lewis (as Joyce R. Lewis)
Performed by Mandrill & Joyce Renee Lewis (as Joyce R. Lewis)
Courtesy of WILSON BROS.RECORDS
Published by WILSON BROS. PUBLISHING (ASCAP)
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better than some
6 June 2004 | by (n.o.) – See all my reviews

wow some people really chewed this one up and spit it out. but come on there are independent movies out there that are so bad you'd like to ask for your money back. i think this film was better than some and the fact that all the actors did a good job made it even better. that whole all star cast thing is usually a disappointment. but gee must we nit pick so much. the plot and the script were good. to say our people are putting out doo doo in plastic cases that you can rent from the video store and suggesting that this film is one of them is crazy. i mean sankofa was cheezy but it got a point across. we need to stop looking for things to stick to a formula for it to get our approval. let art be art. its late and i just finished watching this film. there's a dope line at the end by n'bushe wright. and monica calhoun is coming up. i think people should see this film for the issue behind the story. and because someone took the time to make it. it is an independent film for a reason. i'm out rent the movie post a comment. everyone is able to have their opinion. peace


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