DVD Shackles (DVD 43181),
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  • R
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • This edgy drama in the vein of DANGEROUS MINDS stars D.L. Hughley (SCARY MOVIE 3) as Ben, a teacher down on his luck and trying to get his career back on track after a troubled past. He accepts the only job that's offered to him, teaching literature to inmates in a struggling program at a state prison. Faced with a hard-nosed bunch of inmates who have lived their whole lives on the streets, Ben recognizes their potential for expression, and the catharsis and personal validation it can bring them. Through some unusual teaching methods, Ben manages to win over the trust of his students, and they begin to create, purging their anger and pain in rap lyrics and poetry rather than the violence they have always been surrounded by. Gabriel (Jose Pablo Cantillo, THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE), a teenage drug dealer, even manages to win a poetry slam contest, showing great promise for his future. But disaster strikes in the form of a massive prison riot, which threatens everything Ben has worked for, as well as his life.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 10504

  • Credits
    D.L. Hughley, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Daniel Louis Rivas, Daniel Rivas
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