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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 more »

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Frances Shepard (as LisaRaye)
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Nikki Barnes
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Wet
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Warden Alan Deese
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Michael Meadows (as Mos Def)
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Sabrina
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Aisha
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Lil' Momma
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Warden Nelson (as Reed McCants)
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Sgt. Cervantes
Chris Dodson ...
Miller
Jerry Foster ...
Doctor Moss
Robert Archer Lynn ...
John Banks (as Robert Lynn)
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Female Prisoner (uncredited)
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Owen (uncredited)

Directed by

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Neema Barnette

Written by

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Preston A. Whitmore II ... (story) (as Preston Whitmore)
 
Preston A. Whitmore II ... (teleplay) (as Preston Whitmore) and
Joyce Renee Lewis ... (teleplay) (as Joyce Lewis)

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Neema Barnette ... producer
Jeff Clanagan ... executive producer / producer
Stevie 'Black' Lockett ... producer (as Steve Lockett)
Frank Moshier ... associate producer
Carl Petragal ... producer
Darin Spillman ... co-producer
Preston A. Whitmore II ... associate producer (as Preston Whitmore)

Music by

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Mandrill

Cinematography by

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Yuri Neyman

Film Editing by

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Zene Baker
David Beatty

Editorial Department

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Stephen R. Sheridan ... color timer

Casting By

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Monica R. Cooper

Costume Design by

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Fontella Boone

Makeup Department

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Dorinda Carey ... assistant makeup artist
Kemi Cooks ... hair stylist
Dean Jones ... makeup department head
Angie Wells ... makeup artist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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John Guss ... second assistant director
Pamela Satterfield ... first assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Sheila Bartlett ... lead scenic painter
Tommy Estridge ... assistant property master
Dave Kennedy ... set dresser
Richard A. Mazzochi ... property master

Sound Department

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Butch Turner ... sound department

Special Effects by

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Michael Valenzuela ... special effects technician

Stunts

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Nick Plantico ... stunt coordinator
David Ryker ... stunt coordinator (as David 'Doc' Ryker')

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Saeed Adyani ... still photographer
Khris Bennett ... best boy grip
Jerry D. Knight ... gaffer
Sacha Riviere ... director of photography: second unit
Daniel Ferrell ... second assistant camera (uncredited)

Location Management

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Jason Speck ... location manager

Music Department

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Mandrill ... musician

Transportation Department

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John W. Barbee ... transportation coordinator: additional photography

Other crew

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Audrey Bird ... script supervisor
Tom Carson ... production coordinator: additional photography
Peter D'Alessio ... production assistant
Wayne Levin ... head of business/legal affairs: Lions Gate
Joe May ... production assistant
Kim McCray ... key set production assistant
Robert M. Melnik ... senior vice president of business affairs: Lions Gate Films
Curtis A. Miller ... production coordinator: Lions Gate Films
Donna Sloan ... vice president of production: Lions Gate
Dona Spangler ... production office coordinator

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Mathilde Hope Barnette ... dedicatee
Ah-Keisha McCants ... dedicatee (as Ah'Keisha)
Reed R. McCants ... dedicatee (as Reed)
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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Civil Brand - Zeichen der Gewalt (Germany)
  • Violencia en el penal (Spain)
  • Exegersi (Greece)
  • Pravda iza rešetaka (Serbia)
  • Бунтът на белязаните (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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  • 95 min
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Budget $500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $123,580, 31 Aug 2003

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