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American Violet (2008)

 -  Drama  -  29 August 2008 (USA)
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A single mother struggles to clear her name after being wrongly accused and arrested for dealing drugs in an impoverished town in Texas.

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Gladys Williams (as Pamala Tyson)
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A single mother struggles to clear her name after being wrongly accused and arrested for dealing drugs in an impoverished town in Texas.

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When law is without order.....and justice is far from just.....one woman must take a stand

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material, violence, drug references and language | See all certifications »
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29 August 2008 (USA)  »

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American Inquisition  »

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$243,162 (USA) (17 April 2009)

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$552,933 (USA) (5 June 2009)
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Although it says on screen that the film takes place in Melody, Texas beginning in November 2000, the events depicted actually took place in Hearne, Robertson County, Texas, which did begin in November 2000, and were based on the the case known as Regina Kelly v. John Paschall. Melody, Texas is a fictional town name, created for this film. See more »

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When Dee is driving to work she honks her horn at a Pontiac G6 that pulls out in front of her. The G6 was not in production until 2005. The movie makes several references to the 2000 election that was upcoming. See more »

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Forgot it was Wrong
alternate name "Breakin' the Rules"
Written by Carolyn Richardson, German Pizano, Rene Izquierdo, Andrew Miller, Antoine Offett
Performed by Taniq
Produced by Adriohn Richardson, Carolyn Richardson, German Pizano, Rene Izquierdo, Andrew Miller,
Antoine Offett as TANIQ
Courtesy of Crazatic Entertainment Corporation
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Worth watching to see the other truth...
25 March 2009 | by (Decatur, Georgia) – See all my reviews

After seeing this movie at an Atlanta, Georgia screening, it was like being sucker punched and having all the wind knocked out. And this is a docu-drama based on a real like event. I've seen all that mess and more, have a better understanding of how and why 92 year old Katheryn Johnston was murdered. Why I see the police all the time except when I call them for help (that's not why they are in my neighborhood). The truly false perception of how well the DA's, Judges and police are doing their jobs but what they do is no more than busy work, never accomplishing a thing. And jails are the only industry in America that is growing. When was the last time you went to the store to buy a prison? Stopped in a showroom to look at the latest model prison? I don't recall asking for new prisons or more prisons; they was the ideas of politicians and investors (so you know there's money involved somewhere). And the 2 Federal Judges that were convicted for taking bribed (paid $2.5 million) to lengthen sentence in juvenile cases. We need to talk about this or we'll all end up behind bars. And this is all allowed, by law, because of the wording in the 13th Amendment giving slavery and involuntary servitude a legal place in America.


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