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Unshackled

Unshackled ★★½ 2000 (PG-13)

Slightly overdone melodrama tells the true story of Harold Morris, who was sentenced to life at 20 for armed robbery and murder and later helped organize the first interracial basketball team at Georgia State Prison. The team led the way to fully integrating the prison. Eventually paroled, Morris goes on to steer kids away from drugs and crime. Often heavy-handed, but the message is supposed to be inspirational (hence the PG13 rating), and it will be, to some. 106m/C VHS, DVD . Burgess Jenkins, James Black, Stacy Keach, Morgan Fairchild; D: Bart Patton; W: Harold Morris; C: Paul Varrieur; M: Jeffrey Scott Pearson.

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