Shackles Poster

Release Date: 2005

DVD Release Date: September 20th, 2005

R|1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary
Ben Cross (D.L. Hughley) is desperate for work when he's contacted by a warden (Georg Stanford Brown) to teach at his prison. Cross jumps at the chance, hoping to inspire inmates with the power of words, but he meets resistance. Through sheer force of will, he manages to get his message across -- especially to Gabriel Garcia (Jose Pablo Cantillo), who excels under his guidance. Some prisoners are harder to reach than others, however, and Cross faces a situation that threatens to explode.

Cast: D.L. Hughley, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Georg Stanford Brown, Vicellous Reon Shannon, Jerry Quickley, Daniel Louis Rivas, Barry Shabaka Henley, Cynthia Martell

Director: Charles Winkler

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Prison, Competition, Underdog, Tense, Transformation, Emotional, Spirited, 2000s