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Saint Judy (2018)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 1 March 2019 (USA)
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The story of immigration attorney Judy Wood, and how she initiated the change in U.S. law of asylum to save women's lives.

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Sean Hanish

Writer:

Dmitry Portnoy
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Monaghan ... Judy Wood
Leem Lubany ... Asefa
Common ... Benjamin Adebayo
Alfred Molina ... Ray Hernandez
Alfre Woodard ... Judge Benton
Ben Schnetzer ... Parker
Gabriel Bateman ... Alex Wood
Waleed Zuaiter ... Omar
Mykelti Williamson ... Dikembe Mustafa
Peter Krause ... Matthew
Aimee Garcia ... Celi
Kevin Chapman ... Officer King
Gil Birmingham ... Michael Bowman
Roxie Hanish ... Young Asefa
Rob Brownstein ... Prosecutor
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The story of immigration attorney Judy Wood, and how she initiated the change in U.S. law of asylum to save women's lives.

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The fight to save thousands begins with one woman See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Saint Judy See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,275, 3 March 2019

Gross USA:

$78,935

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$96,212
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cannonball Productions See more »
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Color:

Color
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An affirmation of justice in an unjust world
21 October 2018 | by bennett-mcclellanSee all my reviews

The film presents the story of Judy Wood's pivotal breakthrough in changing the interpretation of political asylum in the USA. Since we know she won, the main interest comes from watching the filmmaker's exploration of her emotional struggles. The results are uplifting. You come out of this film feeling like the "little guy or gal" can still win. It only takes clarity and persistence. The film is well crafted, well-acted, and but dialogue is a bit cringy. It's hard to see how this movie differentiates itself from a TV MOW or biopic.


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