The Glass Shield
- 1 hr 49 min
The Glass Shield is a crime drama movie that came out in the year 1995. In this film viewers will see a story that is quite interesting. This movie consists of sheriff deputies that need to deal with racial discrimination and corruption. The movie was produced by Thomas Byrnes, written by Charles Burnett and also directed by him as well. This movie also included rapper Ice Cube. The Glass Shield is one of the lesser known movies that came out that year but it is still a decent film that viewers who enjoy crime dramas will like to see. For those who are looking for a simple but intriguing movie, The Glass Shield will be a good choice when it comes to watching movies. In the story a sheriff deputy named John Johnson is beginning his career in the Los Angeles Sheriffs Department. He is the first black deputy in the department and is assigned to his station. Once he arrives at the station to report to duty, he quickly discovers that he is unwelcome and looked down on. There are racial tensions in the department and as a result the only person he is able to relate to and be friends with is a female deputy. She herself is dealing with discrimination as well in a predominately white male organization. The rookie sheriff deputy becomes informed about lots of police corruption in the department during a murder trial of a man he arrested. Over the course of the film he deals with many issues and needs to make very important decisions that can put him in dangerous including life threatening situations to uphold justice in the community. While this film may have been one of the lesser known movies of the year 1995 it is still a decent movie for what it is. For those who like crime drama films, this will be somewhat appealing. What makes this movie good is the fact that it covers topics such as racial discrimination, gender discrimination and also police corruption. The movie also gives viewers an inside look on aspects of law enforcement along with dealing with the criminal justice system. It may be a lesser known movie but it does have some significant content that is definitely worth seeing. People who want to see a movie that deals with discrimination in law enforcement and also corruption will likely be intrigued by this film. This is a quality film that quite a few people will enjoy, especially those who like to watch movies about law enforcement, crime and personal conflict.