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Nicole Beharie, Tim Blake Nelson, Will Patton, and Xzibit headline this fact-based drama about an innocent Texas mother caught up in a high-profile drug raid, and unjustly accused due to the uncorroborated testimony of a single informant. Dee Roberts Beharie is 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 Alfre Woodard, and rejects the plea-bargain that would free her from jail, but...
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Overview

Nicole Beharie, Tim Blake Nelson, Will Patton, and Xzibit headline this fact-based drama about an innocent Texas mother caught up in a high-profile drug raid, and unjustly accused due to the uncorroborated testimony of a single informant. Dee Roberts Beharie is 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 Alfre Woodard, 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 Michael O'Keefe. Now, despite being well aware of District Attorney Beckett's fierce reputation, Dee enlists the aid of ACLU attorney David Cohen Nelson and former narcotics officer Sam Conroy Patton 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.
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Special Features

Director's audio commentary; Telluride film festival interviews; Theatrical trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/13/2009
  • UPC: 014381293821
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Rating:

  • Source: Image Entertainment
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:43:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 39,487

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nicole Beharie , Dee Roberts
Tim Blake Nelson David Cohen
Will Patton Sam Conroy
Michael O'Keefe Calvin Beckett
Xzibit Darrell Hughes
Charles S. Dutton Reverend Sanders
Alfre Woodard Alma Roberts
Malcolm Barrett Byron Hill
Tim Ware Mark Shelby
Paul David Story David Higgins
David Warshofsky Robert Foster
Lucinda Jenney Leona Conroy
Karimah Westbrook Claudia Johnson
Paul Guilfoyle Judge Belmont
Pamela Tyson Gladys Williams
Technical Credits
Tim Disney Director
Steve Aaron Sound/Sound Designer
Teddy Castellucci Score Composer
Curtiss Clayton Editor
Caroline Eselin-Schaeffer Costumes/Costume Designer
Bill Haney Producer, Screenwriter
Monroe Kelly Production Designer
Debra Longo Associate Producer
Miriam Marcus Associate Producer
Jennifer Nash Musical Direction/Supervision
Peter Newman Executive Producer
Jay Nierenberg Sound/Sound Designer
Elizabeth O'Keefe Associate Producer
Nancy Richardson Editor
Susan Shopmaker Casting
Terilyn A. Shropshire Editor
Steve Yedlin Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- American Violet
1. Main Titles [4:38]
2. Practicing [7:06]
3. Preliminary [12:06]
4. Plea Bargain [10:28]
5. Treatment [6:03]
6. My Business [10:58]
7. Hold her Tight [10:35]
8. Before the Trial [8:22]
9. Here I Am [11:00]
10. Destroy Credibility [12:12]
11. Warmest Thanks [4:40]
12. End Credits [4:40]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- American Violet
   Play Feature
   Scenes
   Subtitles
      English SDH
      Spanish
      None
   Special Features
      Commentary by Director Tim Disney: On
      Commentary by Director Tim Disney: Off
      Telluride Film Festival
      Trailer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Not well known but not to be missed

    I found this to be an excellent movie based on a true story. The lead actress was very believable and the acting was just right...not over or under played. The story of how the legal system can be so unfair to some people due to races and political glory was very moving and I admire the heroine and her determination to do what's right in the face of so many people that choose and easier, softer way.

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