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American Violet

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).

Starring
Nicole Beharie Dee Roberts
Will Patton Sam Conroy
Alfre Woodard Alma Roberts
Tim Nelson David Cohen
Michael O'Keefe Calvin Beckett
Xzibit Darrell Hughes
Charles S. Dutton Rev. Sanders
Malcolm Barrett Byron Hill
Tim Ware Mark Shelby
Paul Story David Higgins

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(no rating) Apr 17, 2009 - Chicago Tribune

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