The Glass Shield

78
  • PG-13
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... read more
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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 grave personal danger in the service of justice.

Original Release

09/16/1994

US Release

06/02/1995

Cast

Ice Cube Teddy Woods
Lori Petty Deputy Deborah Fields
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
Bernie Casey James Locket
Wanda De Jesus Carmen Munoz
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Charles Burnett

Writers

Charles Burnett, John Eddie Johnson, Ned Welsh

Cast

Ice Cube Teddy Woods
Lori Petty Deputy Deborah Fields
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
Bernie Casey James Locket
Wanda De Jesus Carmen Munoz
Elliott Gould Greenspan
Michael Gregory Deputy Roy Bush
Don Harvey Deputy Jack Bono
Michael Ironside Detective Gene Baker
Julio Oscar Mechoso Assistant D.A.
Natalija Nogulich Judge Helen Lewis
Sy Richardson Mr. Taylor
M. Emmet Walsh Detective Jesse Hall
Victoria Dillard Barbara Simms
Linden Chiles Sergeant Berry Foster

Producers

Editors

Curtiss Clayton

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