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Racing for Time (2008)

From Emmy-winning director and actor Charles S. Dutton, comes the true story of a guard (Dutton) at a Teen Correctional Facility-- who saw the cycle of destructive choices and racial ... See full summary »

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Lt. Stack
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Vanessa
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Carmen
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Cheryl
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Denise
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Tonya
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Flores
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Keith Simons
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Reggie Donald
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From Emmy-winning director and actor Charles S. Dutton, comes the true story of a guard (Dutton) at a Teen Correctional Facility-- who saw the cycle of destructive choices and racial tensions between female teen offenders, and decided to do something about it. He gathered African-American, Latina, and white teens, and put together a multi-racial track team behind the bars of the detention center. Written by Anonymous

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16 February 2008 (USA)  »

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Carrera contra el tiempo  »

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Racing for Time-Running and Discipline; Who was that Repeater? ***
12 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Even in this good film, it is admitted that the girls are worse than the boys.

Incorrigible girls at a correctional facility are given the opportunity to form a relay team so as to promote responsibility, discipline and team cohesiveness.

Charles S. Dutton, as Stackhouse, stars in this film. The movie has one of the worst performances I've seen on film in many a year. The warden who is as tough as a cockroach just mouths her lines. She has no expression whatsoever and it appears that she is just going through the motions.

The picture itself is fairly good. Naturally, the 5 girls selected to run the race of victims of society. Notice how a strict female security guard comes to really appreciate the girls as she seems to soften up.

The ending is a mixed bag. We are proud of the girls for showing team spirit when they are eliminated. However, one of them returns to prison and this is never shown. We are left holding the bag.

Remember Run, Spot, run in our early readers. This is run, girl, run!


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