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Stand Your Ground (2013)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama | 17 January 2014 (USA)
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A woman struggles with her faith when her son is falsely accused of murder and the odds are stacked against him.


Michael McClendon


Michael McClendon (screenplay), Jackie Carpenter (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Francine Locke ... Jackie Carpenter
Drew Matthews ... Jason Veitch
Cameron Arnett ... Mitchell Kane
Sandra Elise Williams ... Evelyn Pitt (as Sandra W. Van Natta)
Kelsi Chandler Kelsi Chandler ... Stephanie Veitch
Darrel Ervin Darrel Ervin ... Larry Carpenter
Will Ford ... Deputy Clayton Book
Robert Thomason ... Ellis Burdette
Sherry Velvet Tatum Sherry Velvet Tatum ... Debbie
Ronny Mathew Ronny Mathew ... Ernesto Morales
B.J. Arnett B.J. Arnett ... Reporter Deaundria Keana Kelly
Greg D. Cochran Greg D. Cochran ... Gigantic Inmate
Lucia McBath Lucia McBath ... Mrs. Reymundo
Joivan Jimenez Joivan Jimenez ... Juan Carlos Reymundo
Scott McDonald Scott McDonald ... Gus Crutcher
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When Jackie Carpenter's (Francine Locke) son, Jason (Drew Matthews), is accused of murder she fights against the odds to free him; but when the prosecution (Sandra W. Van Natta) seeks a life sentence, both Jackie's and Jason's world spins into turmoil sending them on parallel journeys of wavering faith and tentative hope. STAND YOUR GROUND is the true story of a cry for justice and of tragedy, trust and triumph. "Stand Your Ground" will put your faith on trial as the journey of Jackie Carpenter bridges the gap between Cell Block A and a miracle. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The true story of a cry for justice.


Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence

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One week before the prosecuting attorney was due on set, the role (originally written as a male, Melvin Pitt) was rewritten and recast for Sandra VanNatta as Evelyn Pitt. See more »


Stephanie Veitch: When we love somebody, they're always with us. Even when we can't see them with our eyes, we see them with our mind and heart, don't we? So let's just look at Daddy and see him much as we can. Look hard as we can. And when he's at work or... when he's not right in front of us, he'll still be with us.
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I Took You At Your Word
Written by 'Regan D Floria' and 'Marty Funderburk'
Performed by 'Regan D Floria' and featuring 'Blair Masters' (piano), 'Gary Burnette' (electric guitar), 'Ken Lewis' (drums), 'Matt Pierson' (bass guitar), 'Scott Dente' (acoustic guitar)
Produced by 'Bubba Smith'
Engineered by 'Bret Teegarden' of 'The TeeRoom'
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Unnatural acting marred this intriguing courtoom drama
28 March 2019 | by shakercoolaSee all my reviews

An American TV film drama; Based on a true story about a man accused of murder when he tries to stop three men stealing copper from his business premises. His church going mother finds her faith put to the test as she feels helpless to help her son. He languishes in prison while the prosecution seeks a life sentence. Released as "Cry for Justice" in the UK, it has two main themes: the right to defend your home and business, and having faith in the truth. The acting is below par and many conversations in scenes away from the courtroom had a stilted manner. Some scenes were poorly edited, tumbling into each other without much care and attention for the narrative. Cameron Arnett as the lawyer gives a creditable performance, drawing in the audience to the case and builds up the tension to an impressive courtroom climax but his weeping to the jury felt unnatural.

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Release Date:

17 January 2014 (USA) See more »

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Georgia Justice See more »

Filming Locations:

Senoia, Georgia, USA See more »


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$1,100,000 (estimated)
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