American Violet | 2009

Drama
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 ...more

Cast

... Dee Roberts

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... David Cohen

Actor

... Sam Conroy

Actor

... Calvin Beckett

Actor

... Darrell Hughes

Actor

... Byron Hill

Actor

... Reverend Sanders

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... Alma Roberts

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... Mark Shelby

Actor

... David Higgins

Actor

... Robert Foster

Actor

Company

Production Company

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.

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