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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.

Director:

Charles Winkler

Writer:

Donald Martin
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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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Drama

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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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Jose Pablo Cantillo brought the character and movie to life. Outstanding performance!!
14 September 2005 | by ksmith-36See all my reviews

Jose Pablo Cantillo has made his debut. He has showcased his ability to transform script into life. The movie follows Gabriel Garcia's (Jose) life and his God given poetic talent. D.L. Hughley plays a convincingly sympathetic and caring teacher and husband whom finds himself inspired by Gabriel's talent. The movie photography is fresh and invigorating. It mimics the poetic language style used in the movie. The lighting feels realistic. Jose shows the camera a full range of emotions and always surprised me. D.L.'s character understands Jose's character and is drawn to his unrecognized potential. I can't wait to see more of Jose Pablo Cantillo's work. This is a must see film. I loved it!!!


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