The Glass Shield


1h 48m 1994

Brief Synopsis

A young Police Academy graduate is assigned to an LA sheriff's office where he is the first and only black officer. Determined to fit in, he agrees to lie about the circumstances of a crime in which the prime suspect is black, but when he realizes that the man has been framed by his colleagues, he t

Film Details

Also Known As
Glass Shield
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1994
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Synopsis

A young Police Academy graduate is assigned to an LA sheriff's office where he is the first and only black officer. Determined to fit in, he agrees to lie about the circumstances of a crime in which the prime suspect is black, but when he realizes that the man has been framed by his colleagues, he teams up with the sole female on the force and together they undertake the dangerous task of exposing the corruption within the department.

Film Details

Also Known As
Glass Shield
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1994
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer June 2, 1995

Released in United States on Video January 2, 1996

Released in United States May 1994

Released in United States August 1994

Released in United States 1996

Released in United States July 2000

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 12-23, 1994.

Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (in competition) August 4-14, 1994.

Shown at Huntington International Film Festival (Charles Burnett Tribute) July 28-30, 2000.

Completed shooting September 18, 1993.

Began shooting Early August 1993.

The making of "The Glass Shield" was inspired by the story of John Eddie Johnson, the first minority officer in an all-white sheriff's office.

Released in United States Summer June 2, 1995

Released in United States on Video January 2, 1996

Released in United States May 1994 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 12-23, 1994.)

Released in United States August 1994 (Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (in competition) August 4-14, 1994.)

Released in United States 1996 (Shown in New York City (Walter Reade Theater) as part of program "The Films of Charles Burnett: Witnessing for Everyday Heroes" January 31 - February 13, 1996.)

Released in United States July 2000 (Shown at Huntington International Film Festival (Charles Burnett Tribute) July 28-30, 2000.)