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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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Ben Cross
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Gabriel Garcia
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Pretty
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Virgil
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Helen
Jerry Quickley ...
Tone
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Korean Cop
Demario Antonio ...
2nd Main Prisoner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Blaize Andres ...
Main Prisoner
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Councilman Yorkin
Mark Berry ...
Rasheed Jackson
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Warden
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Duncan Towers
Lizette Carrion ...
Rosa
Dan Desmond ...
Randolph
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Double B
Justin Rodgers Hall ...
Prisoner
Kelli Jackson ...
Valeria Johnson
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Bella
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Prison Guard
David Kagen ...
Peter Travers
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Page
Eben Kostbar ...
Geeky White Kid
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Kevin Marshall
Cynthia Martell ...
Loretta
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Prison Slam Poet (as Danny Martinez)
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Pablo
Damien Midkiff ...
Jamie Hanson
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Monica (as Erlinda Orozco)
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Louise
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Blanca (as Diana Laura)
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Captain O'Leary
Alonso 'Scooter' Powell ...
Street Drummer
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Hood #1
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Poetry Kid
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Minnow
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Sammy One (as Vicellous Reon Shannon)
Tony Shore ...
Prisoner
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Dr. Beecher
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Anna MacDonald
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Cop #1
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Nurse Browning
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Boxer
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June Rutherford
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Carol Horst
Charles Winkler ...
Prosecutor
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Judge
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Sasha (uncredited)
Alvaro Laborin ...
Prisoner - Prison Riot scene (uncredited)

Directed by

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Charles Winkler

Written by

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Donald Martin ... (written by)

Produced by

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Rob Cowan ... producer
Julie Milstead ... associate producer
Michael R. Williams ... executive producer (as Michael Williams)

Cinematography by

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Roy H. Wagner

Film Editing by

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Clayton Halsey

Editorial Department

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Susan Demskey-Horiuchi ... first assistant editor
Joe DiGiandomenico ... apprentice editor
Pete Fausone ... on-line editor
Michael Volland ... digital color timer (as Mike Volland)

Casting By

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Chuck McCollum
Ronnie Yeskel

Production Design by

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Gary Constable

Art Direction by

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Suzette Ervin

Set Decoration by

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Laura Evans

Costume Design by

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Debrae Little

Makeup Department

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Luisa Abel ... makeup department head
Michael F. Blake ... makeup artist
Michelle Rene Elam ... hair department head (as Michelle Torres)
Jo Jo Gerard ... assistant hair stylist
Deborah Merle ... assistant makeup artist
Shandra Page ... hair stylist: Mr. Hughley

Production Management

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Sarah J. Donohue ... production supervisor
Douglas Salkin ... post-production supervisor (as Doug Salkin)
Michael R. Williams ... production manager (as Michael Williams)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Nandi Bowe ... first assistant director
Catherine Marie McDonald ... second second assistant director (as Catherine McDonald)
Jeffrey Schwartz ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Michael Buha ... swing
Brett Gollin ... props
Craig Handschu ... on-set dresser
Charli Jayson ... property master
Curt Jones ... construction coordinator
Marnie Klein ... set dressing assistant
Marvin May ... swing
Howard Miller ... lead man
Kathy O'Loughlin ... paint foreman
Carol Lea Pike ... assistant property master
Marcel Victor Prefontaine ... hero artwork
Jim Wardell ... leadman

Sound Department

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Alex De La Bouillerie ... assistant adr editor
Alan Freedman ... adr mixer
David Grant ... dialogue editor
Derek Marcil ... re-recording mixer
Carey Milbradt ... foley editor / foley mixer
Jeff Norton ... boom operator
Phillip W. Palmer ... production sound mixer
Monique Reymond ... foley artist
John Ross ... dialogue editor / re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Mathew Waters ... sound effects editor

Special Effects by

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Royce Hager ... special effects technician
Josh Hakian ... special effects director

Stunts

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Bruce Paul Barbour ... stunts (as Bruce Barbour)
Carl Ciarfalio ... stunts
Alex Daniels ... stunts
Kofi Elam ... stunt double: D.L. Hughley
Paul Eliopoulos ... stunt double / stunts
Tanner Gill ... stunts
Damien Moreno ... stunts
Peewee Piemonte ... stunt coordinator
C.C. Taylor ... stunts
Damian Vickers ... stunts
Jeff Wolfe ... stunts
Harry Wowchuk ... stunts (as Harry Wowchuck) / utility stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Pedro Amaya ... generator operator
Robert Amerian Jr. ... lamp operator
Shane Andersen ... grip (as Shane Anderson)
Douglas Blagg ... dolly grip (as Doug Blagg)
Ian S. Casas ... dolly grip (as Ian Casas)
Carlos Chairez ... lamp operator
Brian Crane ... chief lighting technician
Erik Emerson ... first assistant camera: second camera
Ernie Enriquez ... assistant chief lighting technician
Richard Foreman Jr. ... still photographer (as Richard Foreman)
James Biggame Gallimore ... video utility
Tony G. Gregori ... grip (as Tony Gregori)
Dale Hunter ... digital imaging engineer
Darin Krask ... second assistant camera
Richard Nasworthy ... key grip
Danny Ochoa ... lamp operator
Jesse Olivares ... key video engineer
George A. Olson Jr. ... first assistant camera (as George Olson)
Michael Joseph Reyes ... best boy grip (as Mike Reyes)
Jeff Roberts ... camera operator
Red Sinclair ... lamp operator
James Stiritz ... grip (as Jimy Stiritz)
Jonathon Wagner ... second assistant camera
Michael Wagner ... second assistant camera
Roy H. Wagner ... camera operator (as Roy Wagner)
Fritz Weber ... grip
Mitchell Willard ... grip

Casting Department

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Kristan Berona ... extras casting
Emayatzy Corinealdi ... casting assistant
Annie Eason ... casting assistant
Mike G. ... extras casting (as Michael J. Gonzalez)
Rasha Goel ... casting assistant (as Rashmi Goel)
Caitlin McKenna ... adr voice casting (as Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson)
Mandy June Turpin ... casting assistant
Holly Wilde ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Teri Gill ... on-set costumer (as Terri Gill)
Lisa Halperin ... set costumer
Stanley Moore ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Keith Bohanan ... location manager
Dominick Clark ... assistant location manager
Phill Kane ... location scout

Music Department

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Gary Chester ... music engineer
Stephen Endelman ... score producer
Chris Tedesco ... trumpet soloist

Script and Continuity Department

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Sydney Gilner ... script supervisor
Tracy Scott ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Rick Kelleher ... transportation co-captain
Jack Jay Reece ... driver
Noel Edwin Silva ... driver
Jerry Smith ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Kerry Andrews ... payroll accountant
Vivian Boyer ... unit publicist
Tony Buccola ... production assistant
Pamela Chizema ... second accountant
Rafi Covington ... stand-in: Mr. Hughley
Sharon L. Craig ... key production accountant
Josh Forster ... set production assistant
Joshua Foster ... production assistant
Jon Gardner ... craft service
Kathryn Hensel ... production assistant (as Kathryn C. Galberth)
Kalynn Jenkins ... assistant: Mr. Winkler
Jennifer Lewicki ... assistant production coordinator
James Michael Miller ... key office assistant
Daniel A. Mondschain ... production coordinator
Sandra Nunez ... utility stand-in
Drue Powell ... production assistant
Jerry Quickley ... consultant: performance poetry
Steven Rau ... production assistant
Amanda Ross ... production assistant
Jeff Saville ... production assistant
Michael Wagner ... production assistant
Kevin Zelman ... set production assistant
Daniel L. Williams ... intern (uncredited)

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Distributors

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Keywords
Taglines Welcome To The School Of Hard Knocks. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Untitled D.L. Hughley Project (United States)
  • Rikers (United States)
  • Shackles - Hölle hinter Gittern (Germany)
  • Atrapados (Spain)
  • Решетки (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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Runtime
  • 115 min
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Budget $3,000,000 (estimated)

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