- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 50 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 15, 2012
- Originally Released: 1995
- Label: Miramax Echo Bridge
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Rolling Stone - 06/29/1995
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..."
Theatrical Release |
- 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.