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The Glass Shield (1994)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama | 2 June 1995 (USA)
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Two cops become compelled to act against corruption and discrimination within their police precinct.

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Charles Burnett

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Charles Burnett, John Eddie Johnson (screenplay "One of Us") | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Erich Anderson ... District Attorney Ira Kern
Richard Anderson ... Watch Commander Clarence Massey
Thomas Babson ... U.S. Marshall
Monty Bane ... Coroner
Ernie Lee Banks ... Mr. Woods
Michael Boatman ... Deputy J.J. Johnson
Jean Hubbard-Boone Jean Hubbard-Boone ... Mrs. Woods
James Boyce James Boyce ... Paramedic #1
Gaye Shannon-Burnett Gaye Shannon-Burnett ... Woman Driver
Bernie Casey ... James Locket
Linden Chiles ... Sergeant Berry Foster
Janet Claire Janet Claire ... Juror
Victor Contreras Victor Contreras ... Mr. Cruz
Wanda De Jesus ... Carmen Munoz
Bill Dearth ... Guard
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Storyline

J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. His only real friend is the other new trooper, the first female officer to work there, who also suffers similar discrimination in the otherwise all-white-male work environment. When J.J. becomes increasingly aware of police corruption during the murder trial of Teddy Woods, who he helped to arrest, he faces difficult decisions and puts himself into great personal danger in the service of justice. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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In a world filled with violence... his only weapon is the truth!

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Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense dramatic material | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Teddy Woods (Ice Cube) says. "Like the song says, 'My skin is my sin,'" which is the title of one of Cube's B-sides. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film Johnson's training officer, Chuck Gilmore, gets upset with him for not ticketing the woman in the red convertible for speeding and Gilmore decides to take over the wheel himself. Immediately after that we see their car chasing the red convertible again with a brief shot during the chase of Gilmore sitting in the passenger seat. See more »

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Detective Gene Baker: Save your judgements for when you make detective. In the meantime, just keep the traffic flowing.
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Street Ball
Music by Stephen James Taylor, BMI
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A good film, though the previous comments are not without truth
26 July 2005 | by Vaslo77See all my reviews

Glass Shield is an intriguing film, starring Michael Boatman, Ice-T, Bernie Casey, and Lori Petty. The film centers around the corruption of the Ingomar Station around LA.

Its one of those films you need to watch several times to understand all of the details. You know, one where there are 900 names thrown around and they expect you to remember all of them even when the names don't depict a character in the film.

The comment about this being a leftist movie is definitely true: Anyone black, female, supportive of civil rights, adoptive of children outside your race, etc is good. Anyone white and male in this film is evil (minus the one cop that works in the holding cell).

The film is definitely worth watching. It is very suspenseful, and is a very intriguing story. Just be open minded that the writer, or at least the casting director, is probably one of those people who blames white males for everything (crime, racism, etc) without checking the violent crime statistics first.


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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Auf Ehre und Gewissen See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,146,748, 4 June 1995

Gross USA:

$3,291,163

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,291,163
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Company Credits

Production Co:

CiBy 2000, Miramax See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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