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American Violet [Blu-ray] [2008]

SKU:9639862
Release Date:10/13/2009
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

    Special Features


    • Director's audio commentary
    • Telluride film festival interviews
    • Theatrical trailer

    Synopsis


    American Violet
    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. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Nicole Beharie
      Nicole Beharie - Dee Roberts
    • Tim Blake Nelson
      Tim Blake Nelson - David Cohen
    • Will Patton
      Will Patton - Sam Conroy
    • Michael O'Keefe
      Michael O'Keefe - Calvin Beckett
    • Xzibit
      Xzibit - Darrell Hughes



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