An aspiring teacher (Hughley) takes the one job he's offered, a position at a school inside a prison.

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An aspiring teacher (Hughley) takes the one job he's offered, a position at a school inside a prison.

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Welcome To The School Of Hard Knocks.

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Outstanding!
6 October 2005 | by (La Suedé) – See all my reviews

An Oscar to Jose Pablo Cantillo for outstanding performance! Happened to come across this film just by luck! And it was truly good luck. Haven't seen a better film for a very long time. It's to much sci-fi in films today. To much pretend, this is real, this id life and this i a great story of the world and how it don't work today. This is real. This film made me think! Not many films does that today. This film had my full attention all the way. School and education for everyone, refugees, poor and starving. The world wont survive without it. Real life! Great performance by Daniel Louis Rivas. Well written by Donald Martin. And well directed by Charles Winkler.

See this film it's worth it!!

That's it for me!


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