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Civil Brand (2002)

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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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Neema Barnette

Writers:

Preston A. Whitmore II (story) (as Preston Whitmore), Preston A. Whitmore II (teleplay) (as Preston Whitmore) | 1 more credit »
4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
LisaRaye McCoy ... Frances Shepard (as LisaRaye)
N'Bushe Wright ... Nikki Barnes
Monica Calhoun ... Wet
Clifton Powell ... Warden Alan Deese
Yasiin Bey ... Michael Meadows (as Mos Def)
Da Brat ... Sabrina
Tichina Arnold ... Aisha
Lark Voorhies ... Lil' Momma
Reed R. McCants ... Warden Nelson (as Reed McCants)
MC Lyte ... Sgt. Cervantes
Chris Dodson Chris Dodson ... Miller
Jerry Foster Jerry Foster ... Doctor Moss
Robert Archer Lynn Robert Archer Lynn ... John Banks (as Robert Lynn)
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Storyline

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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Who ever heard of women taking over a prison...

Genres:

Drama | Thriller | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence including a rape, and for pervasive strong language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Revolta das Prisioneiras See more »

Filming Locations:

North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$123,580, 31 August 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$243,347, 12 October 2003
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lisaraye and Da Beat are real life sisters See more »

Soundtracks

Illegal Penetration
Written by MC Lyte (as Lana Moorer), Lin Que Ayoung (as Lin Que Ayoung) AND NEB LUV
Performed by MC Lyte, Lin Que Ayoung (as Lin Que) AND NEB LUV
Published by BROOKLYN BASED MUSIC / WARNER CHAPPELL (ASCAP), HOT BUTTER MILK (ASCAP), TOP BILLIN (ASCAP)
Courtesy of SUNII GYRL / FIRST PRIORITY MUSIC
Produced By MILK D
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outstanding film !!!!
6 December 2002 | by speck-1See all my reviews

This film is outstanding and anyone that has followed this movie over the past year knows there is a really great buzz about it all across the nation. This is also a big success for director Neema Barnette and the marvelous cast as this film has won several awards in it's journey to the top. Be sure to check this film out at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in January and also in theatres across the country in April 2003 as Lions Gate Films prepares for a theatrical release.


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