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(II) (2010)

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Betty Waters says "The movie is so true to life. Not every scene happened, but every emotion happened."
Screenwriter Pamela Gray spent eight years on the project. The project was on, then off in 2004 when Universal pulled the plug. In 2007 independent financing was found, and Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, and Minnie Driver agreed to the low budget effort.
Although the family of the murder victim Katharina Brow requested a meeting with producer/star Hilary Swank, that has not happened. They have hired Gloria Allred with intention to sue Swank for not consulting them or putting their mother "in a better light."
Hilary Swank didn't meet her real-life character Betty Anne Waters until just before the filming began. She says she wanted to get into the character, not just mimic someone.
Naomi Watts was originally set to play Betty Anne Waters but was replaced by Hilary Swank.
The movie was nearly 10 years in development.
Screenwriter Pamela Gray says she doesn't believe the awards or critics; she knows if her projects are well received by listening in the theater ladies' room after a showing.
The impetus for the movie was a 60 Minutes (1993) piece broadcast in 2002, after which there was a frenzy for the film rights.
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Shipped to theaters under the name "Busted".
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The rights first flowed to Andrew S. Karsch because he had a connection to attorney Scheck, Barry of the Innocence Project; for starters, they are neighbors in the same Brooklyn Heights building.
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The film cast includes two Oscar winners: Hilary Swank and Melissa Leo and two Oscar nominees: Minnie Driver and Juliette Lewis.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The movie does not reveal, even in the closing captions, that six months after being released from prison, Kenny fell from a wall while taking a shortcut, suffered a brain injury and died.
Waters says of Kenny's death: "It's sad, but the greatest part is Kenny died free and innocent."

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