American Violet (2009)

American Violet
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG 13
Runtime 1hr 43mins.
Genres Drama
Keywords African-American, district attorney, drugs, legal, police, trial
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Mark Donadio Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Paul Epstein Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Steve Yedlin Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Nancy Richardson Editor n/a 172 7000001
Bill Haney Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Lyz O'Keefe Associate Producer n/a 171 3000008
Tom R Camp Co-Executive Producer n/a 185 3000005
Debra Longo Associate Producer n/a 171 3000006
Miriam Marcus Associate Producer n/a 171 3000007
Curtiss Clayton Editor n/a 172 7000002
Terilyn Shropshire Editor n/a 172 7000003
Caroline Eselin Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Steve C Aaron Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Jay Nierenberg Sound Designer n/a 120915 14000002
Susan Shopmaker Casting n/a 179 10000001
Leonard R Spears Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Teddy Castellucci Music n/a 120781 8000001
Jennifer Nash Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000002
Monroe Kelly Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Sean Reilly Co-Executive Producer n/a 185 3000004
Jennifer Eplett Co-Executive Producer n/a 185 3000003
Charles S. Dutton Actor Reverend Sanders 1 1000007
Alfre Woodard Actor Alma Roberts 1 1000008
Scott A Martin Actor n/a 1 1000009
Malcolm Barrett Actor Byron Hill 1 1000006
Xzibit Actor Darrell Hughes 1 1000005
Tim Blake Nelson Actor David Cohen 1 1000002
Will Patton Actor Sam Conroy 1 1000003
Michael O'Keefe Actor Calvin Beckett 1 1000004
Tim Ware Actor Mark Shelby 1 1000010
Paul David Story Actor David Higgins 1 1000011
Tim Disney Director n/a 2 2000001
Bill Haney Producer n/a 3 3000001
Peter Newman Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Pamala Tyson Actor Gladys Williams 1 1000016
Paul Guilfoyle Actor Judge Belmont 1 1000015
David Warshofsky Actor Robert Foster 1 1000012
Lucinda Jenney Actor Leona Conroy 1 1000013
Karimah Westbrook Actor Claudia Johnson 1 1000014
Nicole Beharie Actor Dee Roberts 1 1000001
Synopsis
Based on the true story of Dee Roberts, a 24 year-old African American single mother of four living in a small Texas town when she is dragged away from work one day in handcuffs, and then dumped in the women's county prison. The local district attorney leads an extensive drug bust, sweeping her housing project with military precision. Dee soon discovers that she has been charged as a drug dealer. Even though she has no prior drug record and no drugs were found on her in the raid, she is offered a hellish choice: plead guilty and go home as a convicted felon or remain in prison, jeopardizing her custody and risking a long prison sentence. She chooses to fight the unyielding criminal justice system, risking everything in a battle that forever changes her life and the Texas justice system.