Overview

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, whom he helped to arrest, he faces difficult decisions and puts himself into grave personal danger in the service of justice.

  1. Charles Burnett

    Director, Writer

  2. John Eddie Johnson

    Screenplay

  3. Ned Welsh

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Ice Cube

    Ice Cube

    Teddy Woods

  2. Lori Petty

    Lori Petty

    Deputy Deborah Fields

  3. Erich Anderson

    Erich Anderson

    District Attorney Ira Kern

  4. Richard Anderson

    Richard Anderson

    Watch Commander Clarence Massey

  5. Thomas Babson

    U.S. Marshall

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The Glass Shield
The Glass Shield

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Status Released

Release Information

  • June 2, 1995
    PG-13
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 49m

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