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A working mother puts herself through law school in an effort to represent her brother, who has been wrongfully convicted of murder and has exhausted his chances to appeal his conviction... See more »

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Betty Anne Waters
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Kenny Waters
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Law Professor (as Thomas Mahard)
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Ben
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Richard
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Law Professor 2
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Aidan
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Abra Rice
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Don
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Nancy Taylor
Rusty Mewha ...
Desk Sergeant
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Officer Boisseau
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Young Betty Anne
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Young Kenny
Frank Zieger ...
Boyfriend
J. David Moeller ...
Grandpa
Scott Philyaw ...
Cop
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Elizabeth Waters
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Rick
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Brenda Marsh
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Guy in Bar
Iris Ingram ...
Guy's Girlfriend
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Minister
Jake Andolina ...
State Trooper
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Prosecuting Attorney
Wallace Bridges ...
Global Van Lines Witness
Marty Bufalini ...
Defense Attorney
Doug Hamilton ...
Medical Examiner
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Blood Expert
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Roseanna Perry
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Trial Judge (as Hugh McGuire)
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Mrs. Brow
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Social Service Woman
Toya D. Brazell ...
Court Clerk (as Toya Brazell)
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Jury Foreman
Matt Hollerbach ...
Law Student
Zack Fealk ...
Law Student 2
Linda Hurd ...
Bar Exam Woman
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Huy Dao
Paul Burt ...
Prison Guard 'Stash'
York R. Griffith ...
Desk Sergent 2 (as York Griffith)
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Lt. Daniels
Alana Jo Beckman ...
Neighborhood Girl
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Neighborhood Boy
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Courthouse Clerk (as Eddie Hurcho)
Jane Alderman ...
Mrs. Halloran
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Barry Scheck
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Dr. McGilvray
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Prison Guard 2
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Prison Guard 3 (as Rick LeFevour)
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Mandy Marsh
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Martha Coakley (as Jennifer Roberts)
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Release Judge
Kammi Carmann ...
Reporter (as Kam Carman)
Julia Ho ...
Reporter 2
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Reporter 3
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Admissions Counselor
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Law Student (uncredited)
Jodi Gabrielle Beals ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Nicole Blaszczyk ...
Law Student (uncredited)
Keith Cameron ...
Prisoner (uncredited)
Steven Clark ...
College Student (uncredited)
Dylan Copp ...
Law Student (uncredited)
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Ayer Cop (uncredited)
David Galler ...
Corrections Officer (uncredited)
Nesti Gee ...
Guy in Bar (uncredited)
Carri Jarvis ...
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Jake (uncredited)
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Jocelyn (uncredited)
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Courthouse Pedestrian (uncredited)
Jessica McLarty ...
Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Gum Chewing Girl (uncredited)
Gino Raona ...
Law Student (uncredited)
Laith Salim ...
Bar Exam Student (uncredited)
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Law Student (uncredited)
Rohen Shah ...
Law Student (uncredited)
Alissa Shelton ...
Law Student (uncredited)
Marq Speck ...
Sibling (uncredited)
Morris Lee Sullivan ...
Warden / NYC Driver (uncredited)
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Law Student (uncredited)

Directed by

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Tony Goldwyn

Written by

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Pamela Gray ... (written by)

Produced by

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Markus Barmettler ... executive producer
Anthony Callie ... executive producer
Ed Cathell III ... co-producer
Dama Claire ... co-producer
Tony Goldwyn ... producer
Andrew S. Karsch ... producer
Alwyn Kushner ... executive producer (as Alwyn Hight Kushner)
Myles Nestel ... executive producer
James Smith ... executive producer
Andrew Sugerman ... producer
Hilary Swank ... executive producer

Music by

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Paul Cantelon

Cinematography by

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Adriano Goldman ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Jay Cassidy

Editorial Department

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Geraud Brisson ... associate editor
Christopher Chaber ... digital intermediate editor
Joe Gawler ... digital intermediate colorist: Deluxe New York (as Joseph Gawler)
Arne Hastedt ... digital intermediate engineer
Günther Mairiedl ... assistant editor: ARRI Film & TV
Tim Maxwell ... digital transfer
Andreas Mummert ... digital intermediate producer
Traudl Nicholson ... lead colorist
Franz Rabl ... colorist lab
Jonathan Sanden ... digital intermediate editor: Deluxe New York
Harald Schernthaner ... head of digital intermediate department
Clemens Schmid ... dailies supervisor
Daniel Schwerdtfeger ... colorist: dailies
Darrell R. Smith ... digital intermediate producer: Deluxe New York
David Townsend ... post-production coordinator
Mathieu Reid ... color timer (uncredited)

Casting By

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Kerry Barden
Paul Schnee

Production Design by

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Mark Ricker

Art Direction by

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Stephanie Gilliam

Set Decoration by

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Rena DeAngelo

Costume Design by

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Wendy Chuck

Makeup Department

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Steven E. Anderson ... key makeup artist (as Steven Anderson)
Vivian Baker ... makeup department head
Bonnie Clevering ... hair department head
Rita Parillo ... key hair stylist
Clifton Chippewa ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Kevin J Edwards ... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
Louise Holoday ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Yoichi Art Sakamoto ... prosthetic dental appliances: Juliette Lewis (uncredited)
John Tarro ... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
Vicki Vacca ... additional makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Ed Cathell III ... unit production manager
Jan Foster ... unit production manager
Marc Jacobson ... executive in charge of production
Nancy Kirhoffer ... post-production supervisor
Damien Lubiak ... production supervisor
Thomas Nickel ... production supervisor: ARRI Film & TV

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jason Ivey ... second assistant director: additional Michigan unit
Maria Mantia ... second assistant director
Nicholas Mastandrea ... first assistant director (as Nick Mastandrea)
Anastacia C. Nemec ... second second assistant director (as Anastacia Nemec)
Jono Oliver ... first assistant director: additional Michigan unit (as Jonathan Oliver)
Nancy Townsend ... additional second assistant director: Boston

Art Department

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Troy Borisy ... set decoration leadman
Kurt Braun ... swing gang
Frank D. Dambra ... paint supervisor (as Frank Dambra)
Ryan Floyd ... carpenter
Paulette Georges ... art department coordinator
Jonathan R. Hodges ... property master (as Jonathan Hodges)
Judith Ivanyi ... scenic painter
Bruce Johnson ... scenic painter
John P. Kenny III ... foreman (as John Kenny III)
Susanne King ... property assistant
John Kinsora ... prop maker
Kate J. Kogelman ... scenic painter (as Kate Kogelman)
David Kozlowski ... stand-by painter
Robert Krasofsky ... scenic artist: additional Michigan unit
Sally McKinnon ... art production assistant: additional Michigan unit
Keith Allan Miller ... first set dresser (as Keith Miller)
Mike Monckton ... paint foreman (as Michael 'Monk' Monckton)
Dean Neeb ... carpenter
Douglas Osborne ... carpenter
Timothy J. Osman ... general foreman (as Tim Osman)
Tyler Osman ... construction coordinator
Andriy Pereklita ... property assistant
Mark Sanger ... set dresser
Carl F. Shuffett ... swing gang (as Carl Shuffett)
Annemarie Stoll ... scenic painter (as Annmarie Stoll)
Kim Thrasher ... first assistant property master
Kristine Uyeda ... art assistant
Dave VanHorn ... swing gang

Sound Department

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Ron Ayers ... utility sound
Christopher Barnett ... supervising sound editor
Philipp Baur ... assistant audio engineer / assistant sound engineer
Bernd Clauss ... head of sound department: post-production
Karl Dondlinger ... boom operator: additional Michigan unit (as Karl H. Dondlinger)
Andreas Drost ... dubbing recordist
Christof Ebhardt ... sound editor
Jörg Elsner ... supervising sound editor
Curt Frisk ... sound mixer: additional Michigan unit
Joo Fürst ... foley artist
Magda Habernickel ... dialogue editor
Michael Hinreiner ... sound re-recording mixer: premixes
Achim Hofmann ... foley editor (as Achim Hoffmann)
Michael Karl Huber ... project coordinator sound: post production (as Michael Huber)
Micki Joanni ... foley editor
David Obermeyer ... sound mixer
Max Rammler-Rogall ... re-recording mixer
Dominick Tavella ... additional recording mixer
Daniel Vogl ... technical supervisor
Florian von Frenckell ... sound producer: post-production
Ronald L. Wright ... boom operator (as Ron Wright)
Christopher Barnett ... dialog: editor (uncredited) / re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Wade Barnett ... adr recordist (uncredited)
Jake Head ... looping (uncredited)
Travis MacKay ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Michael Miller ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Jessica Polim ... post-production studio coordinator (uncredited)
John Soukup ... sound transfer (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Mat Beck ... senior visual effects supervisor: Entity FX
Willy Delgado ... film recorder: ARRILASER
Bob Hamel ... visual effects coordinator: Entity FX
Markus Janner ... film recorder: Deluxe New York
Aaron N. Leichter ... data i/o: Entity FX (as Aaron Leichter)
Ellyn Lewis ... visual effects general manager: Entity FX
Chris MacKenzie ... smoke artist: Deluxe New York
Krista Maryanski ... visual effects producer: Entity FX
Viet Nguyen ... systems engineer: Entity FX
Chad Reder ... 2D intern: Entity FX
Rob Reinhart ... compositor: Entity FX
Jeremy Renteria ... compositor: Entity FX
Dan Rucinski ... executive visual effects producer: Entity FX (as Daniel Rucinski)
Martin Schwertführer ... head of film laboratory department
Nate Smalley ... data I/O: Entity FX
Sascha Stiller ... film recorder: ARRILASER
Steven Stueart ... film scanner: ARRISCAM
Federico Umetelli ... film scanner: ARRISCAM

Stunts

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James Fierro ... stunts (as Jim Fierro)
Rick Le Fevour ... stunt coordinator (as Rick LeFevour)
Tom Lowell ... stunts
Bob Marrocco ... stunts (as Bob Morracco)
Natalie M. Meyer ... stunts (as Natalie Meyer)
Chris Nolte ... stunts
Brian Peters ... stunts
Bobby Stuart ... stunts (as Bob Stuart)
Tobiasz Daszkiewicz ... stunt performer (uncredited)
Brian Peters ... stunt double: Sam Rockwell (uncredited)
Scott Philyaw ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Mark David Adler ... video assist operator (as Mark Adler)
Michael W. Anderson ... electrician (as Michael Anderson)
Brad Baker ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Ron Batzdorff ... still photographer
Benjamin Bazmore ... video assist operator: additional Michigan unit (as Benjamin Bazmore Jr.)
Darryl Byrne ... first assistant camera: Boston
Mark Castelaz ... gaffer
Chul Hee Cho ... company grip
Joe Christofori ... aerial assistant camera operator: Boston
Michael J. Conner ... rigging electrician (as Mike Conner)
Brian Corbett ... key grip: Boston
Andrew Dintenfass ... director of photography: Boston
Nickolas Gilbert ... camera loader (as Nick Gilbert)
Brian Heller ... aerial camera operator: Boston / aerial director of photography: Boston
Andrew Hoehn Jr. ... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Andrew Hoehn)
Mark Karavite ... camera operator: "b" camera / steadicam operator
Brian Kelly ... rigging best boy
Sean T. Kelly ... dolly grip
Brad Knopf ... rigging electrician
Kenny Kondratko ... grip: additional Michigan unit
Peter Kuttner ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Charlie Lew ... second assistant camera: Boston
Morgan Michael Lewis ... key grip (as Mike Lewis)
Anthony J. Lullo ... rigging gaffer (as Anthony Lullo)
William MacLeod ... key grip: additional Michigan unit (as William B. MacLeod)
Joseph Martucci ... generator operator: base camp
Joe Miller ... company grip (as Edwin 'Joseph' Miller)
Cory O'Dea ... company grip
Patrick O'Dea ... electrician
Tim O'Dea ... best boy grip: additional Michigan unit (as Timothy O'Dea)
Trevor Rios ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Chris Ritter ... electrician (as Christopher Ritter)
John S. Robertson ... best boy grip
Anthony 'Spike' Simms ... electrician (as Spike Simms)
Kevin Wisor ... best boy electric: Puerto Rico
Jesse Cecchini ... additional grip (uncredited)
Brad Fanfalone ... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Brad Irvin ... rigging electrician (uncredited)
John C. Johnson ... rigging grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Allison Estrin ... casting associate
Rose Gilpin ... extras casting
Barbara Harris ... adr voice casting
Paige Orr ... casting assistant
Carrie Ray ... casting: Michigan
Kathy Remski ... extras casting
Karl Stavem ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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May Azzow ... key set costumer (as May McClurg)
Nancy Collini ... costumer: Ms. Swank
Dana Kay Hart ... costume supervisor (as Dana Hart)
Michelle Hutchins ... set costumer
DeAnna Park ... costume production assistant
Riki Lin Sabusawa ... shopper (as Riki Sabusawa)
Maria Salloum ... seamstress: Puerto Rico
Amanda Vinopal ... key costumer (as Amanda Scholl)
Kate Abraham ... costumer (uncredited)
Roger J. Forker ... costumer (uncredited)
Paige Miller ... costume department intern (uncredited)
Johnna Thomas ... costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Adam Boor ... location scout
Chris-Teena Constas ... location manager: additional Michigan unit
George Constas ... location scout
Benjamin Dresser ... location assistant (as Ben Dresser)
Tom Jacob ... location manager
Phil Merker ... assistant location manager: additional Michigan unit
Julia Renner ... location assistant
Glen Richter ... location scout
David Rumble ... location scout
Karen Stark ... location manager: Boston
Cathy Thomas ... location manager
Brian D. Flynn ... location production assistant (uncredited)

Music Department

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Paul Cantelon ... musician: piano
Gary Chester ... scoring engineer
John M. Davis ... music editor
Liz Gallacher ... music supervisor
Kathleen Hasay ... music supervision assistant
Susan Jacobs ... score producer
Milosz Jeziorski ... conductor / orchestrator
Christina Kenny ... music copyist
Wolfram Koessel ... musical advisor
Jackie Mulhearn ... assistant to composer
Suzana Peric ... music consultant
Jake Aron ... assistant scoring engineer (uncredited)
Patrick Houlihan ... music executive (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Anthony Belmonte ... transportation captain
Rob Engle ... driver: picture car, Boston
William F. Hogan ... transportation coordinator (as Billy Hogan)
Craig Kirchner ... transportation captain: additional Michigan unit (as Craig Kirchner Jr.)
Kimmie Knudsen ... driver: cast
Frank Morreale ... transportation captain: Detroit
William O'Brien ... teamster captain: Boston (as Bill O'Brien)
Anthony Waldrop ... driver
Robert Barnes Jr. ... driver (uncredited)
Mike Bilkovic ... fuel truck driver (uncredited)
Jennifer Gonzalez ... driver: cast (uncredited)
David B. Jackson ... driver (uncredited)
Kurt Knudsen ... driver: cast (uncredited)
Robert Middendorff ... driver (uncredited)
Tom Mohan ... driver (uncredited)
Bill Neckrock ... driver (uncredited)
Billy Neckrock ... driver (uncredited)
Franco Rea ... griptruck driver (uncredited)
Robert 'Bob' Rice Sr. ... driver (uncredited)
Robert 'Bob' Rice Sr. ... driver (uncredited)
Timothy Schewee ... driver (uncredited)
David Schmidt ... unit driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Adam Abelson ... production assistant: Boston
Alan Abrams ... legal services
Paul Almond ... legal services
Cassandra Barbour ... rights and clearances: Entertainment Clearances
Alyssa Batchelor ... set production assistant
Christopher Berg ... in-house producer
Melissa Bradac ... set production assistant
Amanda Brand ... unit publicist
Matthias Brauner ... title designer
Mallory Brown ... assistant: Mr. Goldwyn / key set production assistant: additional Michigan unit
Todd F. Campbell ... office production assistant (as Todd Campbell)
Dru Anne Carlson ... script supervisor: additional Michigan unit
Isabel Chick ... production accountant: Prescience
Anthony Day ... investor: Prescience Media 4 LLP
Mary Dixon ... animal wrangler: Mup Mups Animal Actors
C. Kyle Eckles ... craft service
Steve Faust ... head chef
Patrizia Feichtinger ... assistant: Omega
Alexandra Fentous ... assistant: Omega
Michelle Flevotomas ... set production assistant
Jennifer Gray ... legal services
Danielle Halagarda ... assistant: Mr. Sugerman (as Danielle Green-Halagarda)
David Halagarda ... production secretary
Jesse Harrington ... set medic: additional Michigan unit (as Jesse Harm Harrington)
Valerie Higgins ... production secretary (as Valerie Meloche)
Todd Hill ... third assistant chef
Elizabeth Himelstein ... dialect coach
Natalie Hottle ... legal services: Costa Abrams & Coate
Nicholas Irwin ... first assistant accountant (as Nick Irwin)
Charles T. Kanganis ... production executive: Omega (as Charlie Kanganis)
Ted Kantrow ... production services: The Media Cooperative
Kate Kelly ... production coordinator: Boston
Melanie Krinsky ... representative: Bank Leumi (as Melanie L. Krinsky)
Keely Li ... accountant: Omega
Christian Littmann ... laboratory line producer
Bryan Meganck ... craft service assistant
Megan Meganck ... craft service
Tomas Menjivar ... first assistant chef
Ryan Miller ... second assistant chef
Gina Nalli ... production assistant: additional Michigan unit
Michael O'Brien ... set medic
Chris O'Hara ... set production assistant
Michael Peavey ... helicopter pilot: Boston
Becky Peralta ... assistant: Omega
Bishop Porter ... production services: The Media Cooperative
Jason Quimby ... production assistant: Boston
Angela Reedwisch ... key account manager: ARRI Film & YV
Jason Roby ... set production assistant
Mandie Rush ... representative: Bank Leumi (as Mandie S. Rush)
Travis Seppala ... production assistant: additional Michigan unit
Laura Sevier ... rights and clearances: Entertainment Clearances
Kathleen Shaw ... payroll accountant
Mindy Silberman ... production assistant: additional Michigan unit
Barbara-Ann Stein ... production accountant (as Barbara Ann Stein)
Beate Trathnigg ... project laboratory coordinator
Matthew Traylor ... key set production assistant: additional Michigan unit
Kristine Uyeda ... production secretary: additional Michigan unit
Sheila Waldron ... script supervisor
Shannon Walker Cohen ... assistant: Ms. Swank (as Shannon Walker)
Jerri Whiteman ... second assistant accountant
Jason Zorigian ... production coordinator
Elizabeth A. Bergman ... post production accountant (uncredited)
Laura Boddington ... researcher (uncredited)
Jake Head ... voice talent (uncredited)
Joseph Voss ... legal services: Michigan (uncredited)
Mark J. Woods ... clearance supervisor (uncredited)

Thanks

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Paul Brett ... thanks
Richard LaGravenese ... thanks
Peter Neufeld ... thanks
Barry Scheck ... thanks
Kenneth Waters ... dedicatee (as Kenny)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Betty Anne Waters (Swank) is a high school dropout who spent nearly two decades working as a single mother while putting herself through law school, tirelessly trying to beat the system and overturn her brother's (Rockwell) unjust murder conviction. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Taglines An extraordinary journey of how far we go to fight for our family. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Betty Anne Waters (United States)
  • Betty Anne Waters (Germany)
  • Betty Anne Waters (Spain)
  • A Advogada (Portugal)
  • Nuosprendis (Lithuania)
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Runtime
  • 107 min
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Box Office

Budget $12,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $102,351, 17 Oct 2010

Did You Know?

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Trivia Betty Waters says "The movie is so true to life. Not every scene happened, but every emotion happened." See more »
Goofs At one point Betty Anne Waters Hilary Swank tells Kenny Sam Rockwell that it's a good thing Massachusetts doesn't have the death penalty or he could already be dead. This however is incorrect. Massachusetts still had the death penalty in 1983, when Kenny was convicted. It was abolished the following year in 1984. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Hilary Swank/Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg (2010). See more »
Soundtracks Whiskey in the Jar See more »
Quotes Betty Anne Waters: You are innocent!
Kenny Waters: Are you sure about that?
Betty Anne Waters: [crying] How can you ask me that? How can you ask me that?
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