American Violet

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Summary: Based on true events during the 2000 election, American Violet tells the astonishing story of Dee Roberts, a 24 year-old African American single mother of four young girls living in a small Texas town tow is barely able to make ends meet. While police drag Dee from work in handcuffs, dumping her in the squalor of the women’s county prison, the powerful local district attorney leads an extensive drug bust, sweeping her house projects with military precision. Dee has no prior drug record and no drugs were found a hellish choice: plead guilty and go home as a convicted felon or remain in a prison, jeopardizing her custody and risking a long prison sentence. She chooses to fight the district attorney and the unyielding criminal justice system, risking everything in a battle that forever changes her life and the Texas justice system. (The Samuel Goldwyn Films)

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Runtime: 103 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for thematic material, violence, drug references and language.
Production: Uncommon Productions
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Oct 13, 2009
Director Credit
Tim Disney Director
Writer Credit
Bill Haney Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Alfre Woodard Alma Roberts
Nicole Beharie Dee Roberts
Will Patton Sam Conroy
Cast Credit
Allen Boudreaux Lawyer
Andrew Buchler Deposition Videographer
Jackson Beals Officer Carter
Jeanne Bourgeois Reporter #1
Kesha Bullard Angry Woman
Malcolm Barrett Byron Hill
Michael Beasley Tony Flair
Michael O'Keefe Calvin Beckett
Samantha Beaulieu Mrs. Lloyd
Scott A. Martin Jerry Arnold
Tim Blake Nelson David Cohen
Tody Bernard Judge Pryor
Producer Credit
Bill Haney Producer
Debra Longo Associate Producer
Lyz O'Keefe Associate Producer
Mark Donadio Line Producer
Miriam Marcus Associate Producer
Peter Newman Executive Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: