• The Glass Shield (1995)

The Glass Shield

Release Date: June 2nd, 1995

DVD Release Date: February 12th, 2002

PG-13 |1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary

Rookie cop J.J. (Michael Boatman) is the first black officer in his squad. Befriending fellow outsider Deborah (Lori Petty), J.J. has a tough time adjusting to the force's good-old-boy camaraderie. Initially turning a blind eye to hints of racism in order to fit in, J.J. find it harder to ignore the corruption when an illegal search leads to the arrest of Teddy Woods (Ice Cube) on questionable murder charges. As J.J. delves deeper into the case, he risks losing his job -- or his life.

Cast: Michael Boatman, Lori Petty, Ice Cube , Michael Ironside, Richard Anderson, Bernie Casey, Elliott Gould, M. Emmet Walsh

Director: Charles Burnett

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Miramax Films

Keywords: Quest , Engaging , Gritty , Tense , Los Angeles , 1990s , Police station