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Short Eyes (1977)  link to Short Eyes on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 2121

poster Short Eyes

IMDb Rating:
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7.2/10 (607 votes)

Also known as: Slammer book8

Country: USA, 100 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Crime, Documentary, Short

Director(s): Robert M. Young

Short Eyes is set in an unnamed House of Detention in New York City, the prisoners of which are predominately black or Puerto Rican. One day, a new prisoner is brought in: Clark Davis, a young, middle-class white man accused of raping a young girl. His fellow prisoners immediately turn on him — pedophiles are considered the lowest form of prison life — except for Juan, one of the institution's older prisoners, who treats him with dignity. While Davis insists he doesn't remember raping the girl, he admits that he has molested several other children. Nevertheless, the case against him is weak and, unless Juan tells prison authorities about Davis' confessions to him, it is only a matter of time before he is set free. As Juan struggles with what to do, the other prisoners plan to get rid of Davis permanentlyA young man who is charged with child molestation is placed in New York City's infamous Tombs prison. When the other inmates in his cell block find out what he is charged with, life becomes extremely difficult for him.


photo Bruce Davison Bruce Davison Clark Davis
photo Shawn Elliott Shawn Elliott Paco
photo Joseph Carberry Joseph Carberry Longshoe
photo Luis Guzmán Luis Guzmán
photo Mark Margolis Mark Margolis Mr. Morrison

Medium: Original DVD,

Location: USA

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1