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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$123,580, 31 August 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$243,347, 12 October 2003
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Monica Calhoun and LisaRay McCoy also starred together in the Players Club (1998). See more »

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Reflections (Jazz on Radio)
Written by CARLOS D. WILSON, LOUIS W. WILSON, RICARDO A. WILSON, M.D., WILFREDO R. WILSON
Performed by Mandrill
Courtesy of WILSON BROS. RECORDS
Published by WILSON BROS. PUBLISHING (ASCAP)
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It's it a OK effort but could have been more.
13 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

Civil Brand is a mediocre prison film. It is trying to class up the much-maligned so called "Women in Prison" flick. This isn't like "Caged Heat" and "Chained Heat". Rather this is a drama about changing your life for the better.

The redeeming parts of this film are: any scene with Warden Alan Deese (Clifton Powell) and Mos Def's character. Everything else is very clichéd and has no originality. All the prison stereotypes are in force. Also there are too many jump cuts and editing tricks. The acting for the most part is just a lot of yelling. On the downside, the ending feels a bit tacked-on. On the upside, Lark Voorhies of "Saved By the Bell" fame is in it.

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