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Civil Brand (2002)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller, Crime  |  26 May 2002 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Frances Shepard (as LisaRaye)
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Michael Meadows (as Mos Def)
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Sabrina
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Doctor Moss
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John Banks (as Robert Lynn)
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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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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$123,580 (USA) (29 August 2003)

Gross:

$243,347 (USA) (10 October 2003)
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Written by Joyce Renee Lewis (as Joyce R. Lewis), 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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All things considered . . .
18 October 2003 | by (Detroit, Michigan) – See all my reviews

When you consider that Lions Gate reneged on a promised 25 day shooting schedule with no advance notice, forcing the director to finish the film in 14 days, the movie is not bad. Props to Neema Barnette for championing this film and finally getting it into movie theatres.


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