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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Rated R for violence, pervasive language, some nudity and drug content | See all certifications »

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Jose Pablo Cantillo brought the character and movie to life. Outstanding performance!!
14 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jose Pablo Cantillo has made his debut. He has showcased his ability to transform script into life. The movie follows Gabriel Garcia's (Jose) life and his God given poetic talent. D.L. Hughley plays a convincingly sympathetic and caring teacher and husband whom finds himself inspired by Gabriel's talent. The movie photography is fresh and invigorating. It mimics the poetic language style used in the movie. The lighting feels realistic. Jose shows the camera a full range of emotions and always surprised me. D.L.'s character understands Jose's character and is drawn to his unrecognized potential. I can't wait to see more of Jose Pablo Cantillo's work. This is a must see film. I loved it!!!


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