Short Eyes (1978)

Short Eyes
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 44mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation
Keywords prison
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Martin Hirsh Associate Producer n/a 171 3000004
Miguel Pinero Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Miguel Pinero Play as Source Material ("Short Eyes") 120972 4000002
Walker Stuart Associate Producer n/a 171 3000003
Marvin Stuart Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Robert M Young Director n/a 2 2000001
Lewis Harris Producer n/a 3 3000001
Doro Bachrach Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
Robert F Colesberry Production Manager n/a 305 5000002
Paul Martino Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Maurice Schell Sound Editor sound editor supervisor 229 14000001
Joe Babas Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Curtis Mayfield Music n/a 120781 8000001
Peter Sova Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Edward Beyer Editor n/a 172 7000001
Curtis Mayfield Actor Pappy 1 1000017
Richard Matamoros Actor Gomez 1 1000016
Tito Goya Actor Cupcakes 1 1000006
Joseph Carberry Actor Longshore 1 1000007
Shawn Elliott Actor Paco 1 1000005
Don Blakely Actor El Raheem 1 1000004
Jose Perez Actor Juan 1 1000002
Nathan George Actor Ice 1 1000003
Kenny Steward Actor Omar 1 1000008
Bob Maroff Actor Mr Nett 1 1000009
Bob O'Connell Actor Mr Allard 1 1000014
Mark Margolis Actor Mr Morrison 1 1000015
Tony DiBenedetto Actor Tony 1 1000013
Willie Hernandez Actor Cha Cha 1 1000012
Keith Davis Actor Mr Brown 1 1000010
Miguel Pinero Actor Go Go 1 1000011
Bruce Davison Actor Clark Davis 1 1000001
Clark Davis is a middle class white man accused of raping a young girl. When he is incarcerated for the crime in a New York City prison, he is condemned as a pedophile, and immediately turned on by everyone except an older prisoner named Juan who treats him decently. Davis has no memory of attacking the girl, but has molested children in the past. Because the case against him is weak, Davis will go free sooner or later, unless Juan tells the authorities about the confessions Davis has made to him. As Juan struggles with the decision of what to do, the other prisoners are planning on getting rid of Davis for good.