Rent The Glass Shield (1994)

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1h 50min
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Synopsis:
The first black recruit in his squad, rookie cop J.J. Johnson (Michael Boatman) struggles to adapt to life on the force when confronted by the inherent prejudices and corruption of his precinct. Immediately positioned as an outsider, along with fellow novice cop Deborah (Lori Petty), J.J. witnesses first-hand the brutality and implicit racism of his Caucasian colleagues. When an unlawful search results in the arrest of Teddy Woods, (Ice Cube) on dubious murder charges, J.J. risks his job and his life to reveal the truth.
Directed by Charles Burnett, this thrilling drama shines a light on the deep-rooted racial tensions of the American justice system and the toll of opposing institutionalised bigotry.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Thomas S. Byrnes, Carolyn Schroeder
Writers:
Charles Burnett, John Eddie Johnson, Ned Welsh
Studio:
BFI Video
Genres:
Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
23/01/2017
Run Time:
110 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Newly Filmed Interview with Charles Burnett (2016, 26 mins)
  • Alternative Ending (1994, 2 mins)
BBFC:
Release Date:
23/01/2017
Run Time:
110 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Newly Filmed Interview with Charles Burnett (2016, 26 mins)
  • Alternative Ending (1994, 2 mins)

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