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PG-13| 1 hr. 42 min.

Plot Summary
After an overzealous district attorney's drug bust lands her in jail, single mother Dee Roberts (Nicole Beharie) must face an agonizing choice: Plead guilty and go home a convicted felon, or fight the charges and risk a lengthy prison sentence. Despite her mother's (Alfre Woodard) advice and risking everything, innocent Dee chooses to fight the Texas criminal justice system, joined by an ACLU attorney (Tim Blake Nelson) and a former narcotics cop (Will Patton).

Cast: Nicole Beharie , Will Patton , Alfre Woodard , Tim Blake Nelson , Michael O'Keefe , Xzibit , Charles S. Dutton , Malcolm Barrett

Director: Tim Disney

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Company

American Violet (2008)

Release Date: August 29th, 2008|1 hr. 42 min.

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fan reviews ( 7 )
  • June 09, 2011 kgoard
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    This is the most oustanding, greatess movie that I came to enjoy. It showed just how some parts of Texas and other states are with dirty policemen and lawyers and judge\'s at the top of the list. I say this cause I\'m a Texans homegrown and retired law enforcement. I think every female should see this. I\'m glad it is on DVD so I can ********* my granddaughters can see it.

  • March 19, 2010 Daze
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    Great movie. The acting was good. The story is heartbreaking, but it is the reality many face in America. I would recommend you watch.

  • April 22, 2009 naynay0404
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    This is an excellent movie. The cast portrayed the characters very well. I also agree with rmccain15165 that all races should go and see this movie. Nicole Beharie will have a good future with her acting career. It seems that we will never be equal because the DA was re-elected. People of all races need to stand up for what is right and fair. We are not living in 1942 people lets get a reality check. My generation will not out without a fight. I totally agree with Dee Roberts for taking a stand in what she felt was right and not take the plea deal.

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