Janet Gregory, a single mother with a haunting past, is a paralegal struggling to overcome doubts about Calvin Willis, an African-American husband and father wrongfully accused of raping a neighborhood girl. Eventually convinced of his innocence, Janet takes Calvin's pro bono case and wages a dramatic and stormy 22-year battle with the justice system that ultimately redeems an unjustly accused man and cements a life-long friendship. Written by
Would you give up 20 years to prove a stranger's innocence?
Did You Know?
The bar scene was shot at Alamo Jack's in Newnan, GA. Most of the cast extras were recruited there. See more
At the end of the film, Julia Ormond
waits in the hallway for the freed Ali. She leaves her shoulder-bag on the little bench and walks with Ali towards the exit. In the next scene (in the doorway) we see the bag over her shoulder. See more