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American Violet (2008)

PG-13 | | Drama | 17 April 2009 (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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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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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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The real district attorney, John Pischall, is now a convicted felon and can no longer practice law. Paschall was found guilty of stealing over $200,000 from a dead woman's estate in 2015. He was sentenced to six months in jail, 10 years probation, and must pay restitution. 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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References Sesame Street (1969) 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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Must see movie -- important story
27 July 2013 | by (toronto) – See all my reviews

Story wise this is definitely 10 stars. Its unclear what dramatic embellishments were made, but it is based on a true story, and there was incredible courage required by those involved to pursue this fight.

Its a powerful emotional and human perspective on a horrible injustice that most definitely hasn't been resolved. The end of the movie will tell you the life updates of all the major characters, make sure you pay attention to the DA's.

While the movie focuses on racial bias against blacks, the issues of legal persecution apply to all people, and the movie does a fair job in illustrating those impacts. As a social issue, there's been no improvement, and likely worsening, since 2000 or 2008, and that is what makes this movie so fundamental and important.


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