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Shackles
Shackles
Actors: D.L. Hughley, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Daniel Louis Rivas, Barry Shabaka Henley, Kristen Wilson
Director: Charles Winkler
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     2005     1hr 55min

D.L. Hughley stars as Ben, a disillusioned teacher struggling to get his career back on track and escape his own damaged past. Tapped to salvage an inmate teaching program at a state prison, Ben's unorthodox methods win ov...  more »
     
     
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Actors: D.L. Hughley, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Daniel Louis Rivas, Barry Shabaka Henley, Kristen Wilson
Director: Charles Winkler
Creators: Roy H. Wagner, Clayton Halsey, Julie Milstead, Michael Williams, Rob Cowan, Donald Martin
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 09/20/2005
Original Release Date: 01/01/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 55min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 2
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, French

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Movie Reviews

Gripping and heart-stoppingly real!
Catherine Russell | New York | 10/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was totally bowled over by this film. It takes you into a very different reality, without sensationalising the very dark world of prison life.

From the writer's talent for getting inside so many diverse psyches to the wonder of seeing D.L. Hughley transition so beautifully into a dramatic role......this is a must-see!"
Good
(Mr.) N. Sean Wright | Whiteville, NC USA | 09/26/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Although it's pretty hard to imagine
Hughly in a serious dramatic role,
he actually does a good job.
I really didn't expect very much
when I rented this film, but I'm
proud to say that I was wrong.
This is an enjoyable view inside
the life of fallen educator and
his subsequent attempts to rebuild
his life and that of his inmate students.
The parallels between Hughly and
his troubled prized pupil, Gabriel,
is the main theme of the film.
The ending is tragic, but the story
is entertaining and heartwarming.
Hughly occasionally reverts back
to the comic that we know and love,
but he manages to pull off a convincing
dramatic portrayal."
Life In Question
Tristan M. Armstrong | La Crosse, WI USA | 09/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"With Oscar winning performances on well structured writing, Shackles is a must see! Is not each one of our lives lived in the frame-work of a question?"