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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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A talented man, a inspiring film
27 September 2005 | by Dru_RagaSee all my reviews

Jose Cantillo is so fine. He truly brought out the character in the role he played. I am so in Love with his style. He is one of the best actors in the entertainment industry and he should get recognized as that. I am sure that years to come he will stand out. He is a dream to me, "All that and a bag of chips." I would go to see anything he plays in. The film was really inspiring, I love the poetic parts about it. I am a poet myself and poetry has a way of making a person think. DL he really played a wonderful part as a teacher in a rough environment. This is one of his best roles. I have seen him in comedy, I enjoyed him playing a more serious role. He don't take no **** out of no one in this film and that is great. The ending of this movie was really sad but it touched my heart. It inspired me to write a poem. I hope to see more movies with this poetic vibe soon. I truly loved it, I want to buy a copy!!


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