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Credited cast:
Janet Gregory
Calvin Willis (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
Michelle Willis (as Lisa Arrindell Anderson)
Randy Arthur
Leroy Matthews
Ms. Newton
Wayne (as Russ Comegys)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Beasley ...
Reynolds Reed
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Joe Dorgan


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 Anonymous

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Would you give up 20 years to prove a stranger's innocence?


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20 ans d'injustice  »

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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 »

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2nd time I cried and even harder
20 November 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's not a wonder I waited another 3 years to watch this movie a 2nd time. I felt a song in my heart and a grace. I am grateful for DNA evidence in my time as it has solved more crimes that it did not previously. This is the kind of movie one should watch with someone they love. "The work of time and effort in it's involvement of the truth" for what it's worth. If there was a God, I couldn't ever understand why suffering should be mentioned for the one who doesn't deserve to? The facts of life are important in fairness and justice and equivalent is the truth. This film teaches us the sincere attitude toward the truth. It is not fearful but rather the pursuit of what is fair in feeling, yet fact and respectably, for the people. This film admires forthright the spirit. This is a a film of justice and honorable of the pursuit of the answers. We will all get there. The truth is simply the fact.

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