Shackles (2005)

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The drama Shackles stars D.L. Hughley as a teacher who, desperate for employment, takes the one job he is offered. The job involves teaching inside a prison, a place that is not hospitable to him or to the idea of bettering oneself through education. The teacher stands up to a variety of forces that are against him.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Studio:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Cast

D.L. Hughley
as Ben Cross
Tony Lee
as Korean Cop
David Andriole
as Councilman Yorkin
Mark Berry
as Rasheed Jackson
Jose Pablo Cantillo
as Gabriel Garcia
Lorenzo Eduardo
as Double B
Kelli Jackson
as Valeria Johnson
Eben Kostbar
as Geeky White Kid
Rege Lewis
as Kevin Marshall
Damien Midkiff
as Jamie Hanson
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Critic Reviews for Shackles

All Critics (2)

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Full Review… | February 22, 2012
Variety
Top Critic

tells an old story in occasionally inventive way

Full Review… | October 4, 2005
Draxblog Movie Reviews

A dreary little button-pusher laden with overbaked dramatics, coloring book plot conventions, and annoyingly simplistic answers to several truly difficult questions.

Full Review… | September 4, 2005
DVDTalk.com

Audience Reviews for Shackles

Emotionally gripping movie. Hughley does a great job as the teacher looking for redemption. A must see for any teachers having issues with the students in their community or classroom.

Danny Sherwood
Danny Sherwood

This movie is verry much over looked, and rightfully so, just look at the cover. It rely's on the star power of D.L. Hughley, and thats it's downfall. The split screen stuff with the poet is really cool. It makes me think of that line from a scatman john sont"The book's in his shoping cart is probably the best education he's ever going to have." This movie is pretty damn good and surprisingly well made.

Derek Wilkerson
Derek Wilkerson

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