The Glass Shield 1994
An angry anti-cop message flick directed and written to be subversive by angry LA based indie filmmaker Charles Burnett (“Killer of Sheep”/”To Sleep With Anger”). It’s about corruption and racism in the LAPD, and is inspired by a real incident.

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.

BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:49:55 | 37.5 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

Director: Charles Burnett
Cast: Michael Boatman, Lori Petty, Erich Anderson, Ice Cube
Country: France, USA
Genre: Crime, Drama

• Isolated Music and Effects Track
• Behind The Glass Shield - Interview with Charles Burnett (25:35)
• Alternate Ending (1:57)