VIDEO: First Look - Dwayne Johnson Stars in New HBO Documentary ROCK AND A HARD PLACE
HBO's upcoming documentary entitled ROCK AND A HARD PLACE premieres exclusively on HBO on Monday, March 27th, 2017. The film is produced by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and inspired by his own experiences with the law as a youth. Get a first look below!
ROCK AND A HARD PLACE, shot vérité style, is an unprecedented and enlightening look inside a youth-prison boot camp where it focuses on the lives of a diverse group of incarcerated young people in Florida, each of whom are granted a second chance: the opportunity to trade an extensive prison sentence for a fresh start by completing the famed Miami-Dade County Corrections & Rehabilitation Department Boot Camp Program.
This one-of-a-kind, 16-week program, which resembles military training and includes several challenging phases, reports a recidivism rate of less than 15%, while the national rate of prison recidivism is approximately 70%. Featuring appearances by Dwayne Johnson at the facility as a new "platoon" arrives and at their graduation reception at the end of the camp, the film chronicles a harsh, UNCOMPROMISING process in which drill sergeants push inmates to their limits, encouraging them to learn from past mistakes and become constructive members of society - who are substantially less likely to return to prison.