The Glass Shield

Starring: Michael Boatman, Lori Petty & Ice Cube Director: Charles Burnett  Rated: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned for Children Under 13
In a world filled with violence... his only weapon is the truth!
The Glass Shield
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 50 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1995
  • Label: Miramax Echo Bridge
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 06/29/1995
"...Provocative..."
USA Today - 06/02/1995
"...Quirky allure....The movie surprises..." -- 3 out of 4 stars
Variety - 05/30/1994
"...A powerful moral drama....Boatman gives a lively, sympathetic [turn]..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 06/02/1995
"...Burnett still isn't interested in pointing the usual fingers or striking the usual chords. Diving into the gray areas of hate, and self-hate, he treats the urban plague with a sustained moral intensity that punches a hole through notions of film realism..."
Premiere - 09/01/2005
"[I]ndie writer-director Charles Burnett delivers a thoughtful film, buoyed by complex characterizations..."

Plot Keywords:

Action | Cops | Detectives | Injustice | Suspense | Theatrical Release | Thriller

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: June 2, 1995.
  • Shot on location in Los Angeles, California.
  • THE GLASS SHIELD was screened at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival, but a dispute between the film's director and Miramax delayed the theatrical release until 1995.
    The film's closing credit reads: "In memory of Robert. A. Merrill."
  • Charles Burnett based his script partly on the screenplay ONE OF US (The True Story of John Eddie Johnson) by Ned Walsh.

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Customer Rating: Rating 4.7
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Product Info:

  • UPC: 096009783792
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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