6.2/10
3,140
16 user 22 critic

The Glass Shield (1994)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama | 2 June 1995 (USA)
Trailer
1:07 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Prime Video

ON DISC
Two cops become compelled to act against corruption and discrimination within their police precinct.

Director:

Charles Burnett

Writers:

Charles Burnett, John Eddie Johnson (screenplay "One of Us") | 1 more credit »
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The reality of life slams into the proverbial wall when a group of necessitous best friends and ex-lovers are reunited at a milestone reunion, igniting an already passionate and combustible past.

Director: Jim Fitzpatrick
Stars: Jim Fitzpatrick, Jodi Knotts, Corbin Timbrook
Do You See Me (2017)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Emily is being stalked by a rogue clown. He's everywhere...including her closet.

Director: Corbin Timbrook
Stars: Lisa London, Philip Boyd, Gabrielle Stone
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

In 2008, 12 Disciples of Satan are released upon the earth, to do battle with 12 Disciples of direct descendants of the Apostles.

Director: Corbin Timbrook
Stars: Jim Fitzpatrick, Jodi Knotts, David Gail
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Sam Shepard's coming of age drama about a dirt-poor 1950's-era farm family. Dad's a foul talking drunk, and Mom is desperately trying to save what's left of their family life.

Director: J. Michael McClary
Stars: James Woods, Kathy Bates, Randy Quaid
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

Securely within the grasp of a midlife crisis and disillusioned with the legal profession, a once proud attorney goes through the motions of yet another tedious deposition; but when ... See full summary »

Director: Carrie Drazek
Stars: Jim Fitzpatrick, Ricky Wayne, Kristin Wollett
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Oliver North survives a serious car accident. The young midshipman struggles to re-enter the Naval Academy, enters the Marine Corps, serves in Vietnam, and moves to Washington to work for the Nati.

Director: Mike Robe
Stars: David Keith, Barnard Hughes, Annette O'Toole
Pieces of Victory (Video 2017)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  

Pieces of Victory is the story of a young girl recounting her time as an unfortunate resident of a reform school. This all-girls school presented itself to the world as a reform program for... See full summary »

Director: Christof Ryjin Pearson
Stars: Valerie Rose Lohman, Jadon Fitzpatrick, Lisa-Beth Harris
Supernatural (TV Movie 2005)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Neurophysicist Calvin Gordon can assimilate anyone's DNA and relive a moment of their life, using the genetic memory of learned and experienced memories locked in the DNA, making people resemble their parents and grandparents.

Director: Jim Fitzpatrick
Stars: Jim Fitzpatrick, Jodi Knotts, Quinn K. Redeker
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Divorce: Your decision today, may make or break your tomorrow.

Director: Corbin Timbrook
Stars: Daniel Baldwin, Melody Moss, Marshall R. Teague
Ski Patrol (1990)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A developer attempts to sabotage the safety record of a ski resort.

Director: Rich Correll
Stars: Roger Rose, T.K. Carter, Yvette Nipar
Action | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

What if a computer disc held a code so powerful that it could change the world forever? While translating the Dead Sea Scrolls, a professor discovers a hidden formula that not only unlocks ... See full summary »

Director: Hank Whetstone
Stars: Jim Fitzpatrick, Maria Conchita Alonso, David Warner
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A man who has struggled personally has conflicts with his upwardly mobile lawyer brother and well to-do fiance and is reluctantly to be the best man at their wedding.

Director: Charles Burnett
Stars: Everett Silas, Jessie Holmes, Gaye Shannon-Burnett
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Erich Anderson ... District Attorney Ira Kern
Richard Anderson ... Watch Commander Clarence Massey
Thomas Babson ... U.S. Marshall
Monty Bane ... Coroner
Ernie Lee Banks ... Mr. Woods
Michael Boatman ... Deputy J.J. Johnson
Jean Hubbard-Boone Jean Hubbard-Boone ... Mrs. Woods
James Boyce James Boyce ... Paramedic #1
Gaye Shannon-Burnett Gaye Shannon-Burnett ... Woman Driver
Bernie Casey ... James Locket
Linden Chiles ... Sergeant Berry Foster
Janet Claire Janet Claire ... Juror
Victor Contreras Victor Contreras ... Mr. Cruz
Wanda De Jesus ... Carmen Munoz
Bill Dearth ... Guard
Edit

Storyline

J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. His only real friend is the other new trooper, the first female officer to work there, who also suffers similar discrimination in the otherwise all-white-male work environment. When J.J. becomes increasingly aware of police corruption during the murder trial of Teddy Woods, who he helped to arrest, he faces difficult decisions and puts himself into great personal danger in the service of justice. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

In a world filled with violence... his only weapon is the truth!

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense dramatic material | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Auf Ehre und Gewissen See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,146,748, 4 June 1995

Gross USA:

$3,313,633
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

CiBy 2000, Miramax See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Teddy Woods (Ice Cube) says. "Like the song says, 'My skin is my sin,'" which is the title of one of Cube's B-sides. See more »

Goofs

When the officers push Johnson down onto the desk and Baker shoves a revolver in his mouth, the gun is shown already cocked. Then in the next cut, Baker cocks the gun again. See more »

Quotes

Detective Gene Baker: Save your judgements for when you make detective. In the meantime, just keep the traffic flowing.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Love and Death on Long Island (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Rockin' Bowl
Performed by Taylor-Raposa
Music by Stephen James Taylor, BMI
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Terrible movie
30 September 2003 | by Esteban168See all my reviews

This movie has got to be one of the worst, most leftist, racially biased movie ever made about cops and non-black people. It feeds into the racial tensions and further perpetuates the myth that all cops and people in office are evil and corrupt. I was watching this movie thinking it should be taking place in Mexico or Russia. However I can't imagine the corruption being that bad even in those countries. This movie had absolutely no technical advisors, no realism, no factuality and was poorly written. On one scene, I saw one of the main character wearing his police uniform with white sneakers. I've never seen that before. The list goes on and on but I wont waste anymore our my time or yours. This is something I would totally expect though from rapper Ice Cube. I'm surprised Snoop Dog didn't make an appearance in this movie. Don't waste your time on this trash.


4 of 26 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 16 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows to Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse all our free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed