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Produced by Bob Cording and Jerry Humphries in 1977, "Set Free" takes a look at the role that Christianity can play in the rehabilitation of the incarcerated. The film was something of a departure for Cording-Humphries films, as the company was most well-known for its inspirational sports films including the breakthrough Christian surfing film; 'Tales from the Tube'. At the time "Set Free" was made glimpses inside penitentiaries were rare, as cameras rarely penetrated their secure walls. The film's message remains relevant today.
The film opens with traffic going over a bridge in Northern California. Sign for California State Prison, San Quentin 1:05. "Set Free." San Quentin, California 1:30. A guard frisks a prisoner 2:20. Signs within the prison are shown 2:50. Guards and prisoners share the yard 3:27. A guard tower 3:41. The camera pans into a cell 4:26. Prisoners talk about their crimes 4:45. Men in the yard talk about their time inside the prison 6:00. Inside a cell 6:55. Men lift weights 7:30. John Bishop talks about his crimes 8:09. Man talks about being on death row 9:18. Guard opens a prison door 9:48. The gas chamber 10:00. Two chairs inside the gas chamber labeled "A" and "B" 10:25. Man prays to God and turns to Jesus 12:10. Ray Rogers talks about his relationship with God inside prison 12:30. Chaplain Harry Howard speaks about the violence within the prison 13:22. The honor block for those on good behavior 13:43. Men read the Bible 14:00. Prisoner talks about the day he received the Lord 14:45. Man reads a small Bible 15:06. Black prisoner talks about how he got out of revolutionary activity and into Christ 16:08. Montage of camera shots within the prison 17:15. Man – a former member of the underworld – talks about his history with pawnshops on the outside. He walks down the street 17:47. Men on the outside talk about their history of crime and drugs. Jerry Graham talks about how sinful he was in the past 19:00. The Parker Center, headquarters of the Los Angeles Police Department. Bob Vernon, Commanding Officer of Operation Central Bureau 19:35. Special Assistant Attorney General speaks to the camera 19:44. Herb Ellingwood. LAPD enter their vehicle and respond to a call 20:34. It is a false alarm. Policeman drives in his car and talks to the camera 21:20. Policeman talks about one of his colleagues dying that day 21:50. The policeman talks about having an encounter with God 22:38. The criminals talk about how they used to hate cops but now, through Jesus, they can love them 23:08. James Clayton, patrolman Woodland Police Department 23:18. Herb Ellingwood talks to the camera 23:50. James Clayton talks to the camera 24:15. Man walks the streets and talks about his past before Christ 24:46. Wanted posters 24:56. Federal Bureau of investigation. Don Jones, Resident Director, FBI, Berkeley California 25:20. Chaplain Bert Russell 25:45. Men from the FBI talks to the camera 26:40. Man talks to the camera about accepting the Lord to change your life 27:07. Bob Vernon speaks to the camera 27:20. The chaplain speaks to the camera 27:36. Back in the prison yard men empty trash 28:05. Chapel at the prison 28:17. Men talk in the yard 28:40. The courtyard within San Quentin 28:52. Back in the prison, the men talk more about God 29:10. Man on the street talks about finding God 30:10. Different scenes from the prison yard 31:15. Jesus celebration within the prison 31:30. Inmate preacher talks about Jesus setting the prisoners free 32:15. Ex-gangster, on the streets, talks about the Lord. Guards and prisoners share their experiences of finding the Lord 33:45. The inmate prisoner prays with the crowd from the microphone 34:35. Inmates smile and talk with one another inside San Quentin 35:25. The camera pans out and away from San Quentin 35:45. Produced by Bob Cording and Jerry Humphries. Filmed at San Quentin Prison, Sacramento, Berkeley, Oakland, Los Angeles, California. Executive producers, Patti James, Pat Matrisciana, Creative Ministries. Music, Mike and Kathie Deasy. Sparrow Records Inc.
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