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Shackles (2005)

An aspiring teacher (Hughley) takes the one job he's offered, a position at a school inside a prison.

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Charles Winkler

Writer:

Donald Martin
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Cast

Credited cast:
D.L. Hughley ... Ben Cross
Jose Pablo Cantillo ... Gabriel Garcia
Daniel Louis Rivas ... Pretty
Barry Shabaka Henley ... Virgil
Kristen Wilson ... Helen
Jerry Quickley Jerry Quickley ... Tone
Tony Lee ... Korean Cop
Demario Antonio Demario Antonio ... 2nd Main Prisoner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Blaize Andres Blaize Andres ... Main Prisoner
David Andriole ... Councilman Yorkin
Mark Berry Mark Berry ... Rasheed Jackson
Georg Stanford Brown ... Warden
Rob Brownstein ... Duncan Towers
Lizette Carrion Lizette Carrion ... Rosa
Dan Desmond Dan Desmond ... Randolph
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An aspiring teacher (Hughley) takes the one job he's offered, a position at a school inside a prison.

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Welcome To The School Of Hard Knocks.

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Rated R for violence, pervasive language, some nudity and drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rikers See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Inspiring...
29 January 2014 | by Thanos_KaragiorasSee all my reviews

"Shackles" is a movie that has to do with a man who accepts a job in a prison as a teacher. They offered him this job because he had many good ratings, and he accepted it because he wanted to prove that he can do it and because he really wanted this job.

I liked this movie because of the interpretation of the main character D.L. Hughley who plays as Ben Cross the teacher who inspires all of these prisoners to become something better and he helps them with everything that they need to know.

Finally I want to tell you that I also liked this movie because this teacher did not inspire only the prisoners but everyone who watch this movie.


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