AMERICAN VIOLET

(2008)

Run time: 1h 43min |  Drama | Released: August 29, 2008 (USA)

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).

Director: Tom Disney

Writer(s): Bill Haney

Starring:  Nicole Beharie, Will Patton, Alfre Woodard

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