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American Violet (2008)

12 04/17/2009 (US) Drama 1h 43m

Overview

A young single mother of four living in a small Texas town. Arrested during a drug raid and accused of a crime she didn't commit, Dee goes against the wishes of her mother, Alma, and rejects the plea-bargain that would free her from jail, but brand her as a felon for life. As word begins to spread that similar incidents are occurring in poor communities all across the country, Dee realizes that there are more mothers out there like her, and decides to take a stand against powerful district attorney Calvin Beckett. Now, despite being well aware of District Attorney Beckett's fierce reputation, Dee enlists the aid of ACLU attorney David Cohen and former narcotics officer Sam Conroy in overcoming the seemingly insurmountable obstacles that, if not navigated with the greatest of caution, now threaten to destroy her life. With the custody of her children on the line, one brave mother wages a valiant battle to strike at the very heart of the corrupt Texas justice system.

  1. Tim Disney

    Director

  2. Bill Haney

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Nicole Beharie

    Nicole Beharie

    Dee Roberts

  2. Tim Blake Nelson

    Tim Blake Nelson

    David Cohen

  3. Will Patton

    Will Patton

    Sam Conroy

  4. Michael O'Keefe

    Michael O'Keefe

    Calvin Beckett

  5. Malcolm Barrett

    Malcolm Barrett

    Byron Hill

  6. Xzibit

    Xzibit

    Darrell Hughes

  7. Charles S. Dutton

    Charles S. Dutton

    Reverend Sanders

  8. Alfre Woodard

    Alfre Woodard

    Alma Roberts

Full Cast & Crew

American Violet

Status Released

Original Language English

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Revenue -

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Content Score

86

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