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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 »

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

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Complete credited cast:
... Frances Shepard (as LisaRaye)
... Nikki Barnes
... Wet
... Warden Alan Deese
... Michael Meadows (as Mos Def)
... Sabrina
... Aisha
... Lil' Momma
... Warden Nelson (as Reed McCants)
... Sgt. Cervantes
Chris Dodson ... Miller
Jerry Foster ... Doctor Moss
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...

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Drama | Thriller | Crime

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Rated R for violence including a rape, and for pervasive strong language | See all certifications »
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26 May 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Revolta das Prisioneiras  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Although Monica Calhoun and LisaRaye McCoy play friends in this movie they play cousins in the players club. See more »

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Sweat Shop Rebellion/ Uhuru Sassa
Written by CARLOS D. WILSON, LOUIS W. WILSON, RICARDO A. WILSON, M.D., WILFREDO R. WILSON,
Joyce Renee Lewis (as Joyce R. Lewis)
Performed by Mandrill & Joyce Renee Lewis (as Joyce R. Lewis)
Courtesy of WILSON BROS.RECORDS
Published by WILSON BROS. PUBLISHING (ASCAP)
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outstanding film !!!!
6 December 2002 | by See 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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