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American Violet
Directed by:
Tim Story

Starring Will Patton, Alfre Woodard, Michael O'Keefe, Tim Blake Nelson, Scott A. Martin and Xzibit, "American Violet" (also known as "American Inquisition") is a Drama film directed by Tim Story, released on April 17 of 2009 in the USA.

Who is the director of "American Violet":

American Violet was directed by Tim Story, an American director, producer, and writer.

Before directing American Violet, Tim Story had directed Hurricane Season, released in 2008, 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), Fantastic Four (2005), Barbershop (2002), The Firing Squad (1999). Since, he directed Think Like a Man, released in 2012, Ride Along (2014), Think Like a Man Too (2014).

When was "American Violet" released:

American Violet was first released on Friday, April 17, 2009, in the United States. Also released on this day were State of Play, 17 Again, Sleep Dealer, and Crank 2: High Voltage (dir. Brian Taylor). This was ten (10) years ago.

What is the casting of "American Violet":

At the casting of American Violet we find Will Patton, previously seen in Brooklyn's Finest (2009) and Princess Kaiulani (2009); Alfre Woodard (The Family That Preys (2008), Something New (2006)); Michael O'Keefe (Chasing 3000 (2008), Frozen River (2008)) [ more... ]

  • Jon Eyez and Louis Herthum, Lance E. Nichols, Michael Beasley, Chaz Smith, Deneen Tyler, Michael Wozniak can also be seen in I Love You Phillip Morris, released in 2009.
  • Louis Herthum, Lance E. Nichols, Chaz Smith, Deneen Tyler and Michael Wozniak can be seen in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, released in 2008.
  • Lance E. Nichols, Chaz Smith, Deneen Tyler and Michael Wozniak can all be seen in Welcome to the Rileys, released in 2010.
  • Jackson Beals and Michael Beasley, Deneen Tyler, J. Omar Castro can also be seen in Contraband, released in 2012.
  • Louis Herthum, Chaz Smith, J. Omar Castro and Michael Wozniak also appeared together in 12 Rounds, released in 2009.
  • Alfre Woodard, Chaz Smith and Deneen Tyler can be seen in Twelve Years a Slave, released in 2013.
  • Tim Blake Nelson, Lance E. Nichols and Deneen Tyler also worked together in Fantastic Four, released in 2015.

What is the Storyline of "American Violet":

Based on true events in the midst of the 2000 election, AMERICAN VIOLET tells the astonishing story of Dee Roberts (critically hailed newcomer Nicole Beharie), a 24 year-old African American single mother of four young girls living in a small Texas town who is barely making ends meet on a waitress’ salary and government subsidies. On an early November morning while Dee works a shift at the local diner, the powerful local district attorney (Academy AwardR nominee Michael O’Keefe) leads an extensive drug bust, sweeping her Arlington Springs housing project with military precision. Police drag Dee from work in handcuffs, dumping her in the squalor of the women’s county prison. Indicted based on the uncorroborated word of a single and dubious police informant facing his own drug charges, Dee soon discovers she has been charged as a drug dealer. Even though Dee has no prior drug record and no drugs were found on her in the raid or any subsequent searches, she is offered a hellish choice: plead guilty and go home as a convicted felon or remain in prison and fight the charges thus, jeopardizing her custody and risking a long prison sentence. Despite the urgings of her mother (Academy AwardR nominee Alfre Woodard), and with her freedom and the custody of her children at stake, she chooses to fight the district attorney and the unyielding criminal justice system he represents. Joined in an unlikely alliance with an ACLU attorney (Tim Blake Nelson) and former local narcotics officer (Will Patton), Dee risks everything in a battle that forever changes her life and the Texas justice system. AMERICAN VIOLET also stars Emmy Award winner Charles S. Dutton and Xzibit.

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