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Author: William M HaneyTim DisneyNicole BeharieTim Blake NelsonWill PattonAll authors
Publisher: [Los Angeles, CA] : American Inquisition, LLC ; Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by Image Entertainment, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : WidescreenView all editions and formats
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This film is based on a true story. Dee Roberts is a young black woman raising four daughters with the help of her mother in an all-black housing project. In 2000, Dee is one of many residents swept up in an aggressive raid by the police drug task force of their small Texas town. Dee's so innocent that she believes, at first, that she's been arrested because of her parking tickets. Once in the grip of the legal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Social problem films
Legal films
Crime films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William M Haney; Tim Disney; Nicole Beharie; Tim Blake Nelson; Will Patton; Michael O'Keefe; Xzibit, (Musician); Malcolm Barrett; Tim Ware; Paul David Story; David Warshofsky; Lucinda Jenney; Karimah Westbrook; Paul Guilfoyle; Pamala Tyson; Charles S Dutton; Alfre Woodard; Teddy Castellucci; Uncommon Productions.; American Inquisition (Firm); Image Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 420547257
Language Note: In English with optional subtitles in English SDH or Spanish.
Notes: Originally produced as an American motion picture in 2008.
MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for thematic material, violence, drug references and language.
Special features: Commentary by director Tim Disney [audio only]; Telluride Film Festival [featurette] (5 min.); Trailer (2 min.).
Credits: Director of photography, Steve Yedlin ; production designer, Monroe Kelly ; editors, Nancy Richardson, Curtiss Clayton, Terilyn A. Shropshire ; music, Teddy Castellucci ; costume design, Caroline Eselin-Schaefer.
Cast: Nicole Beharie, Tim Blake Nelson, Will Patton, Michael O'Keefe, Xzibit, Malcolm Barrett, Tim Ware, Paul David Story, David Warshofsky, Lucinda Jenney, Karimah Westbrook, Paul Guilfoyle, Pamala Tyson, Charles Dutton, Alfre Woodard.
Description: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC; 5.1 Dolby digital surround; widescreen presentation preserving the 2.35:1 aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition, enhanced for 16x9 televisions.
Contents: Main titles --
Practicing --
Preliminary --
Plea bargain --
Treatment --
My business --
Hold her tight --
Before the trial --
Here I am --
Destroy credibility --
Warmest thanks --
End credits.
Responsibility: Uncommon Productions presents ; written and produced by Bill Haney ; directed by Tim Disney.
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This film is based on a true story. Dee Roberts is a young black woman raising four daughters with the help of her mother in an all-black housing project. In 2000, Dee is one of many residents swept up in an aggressive raid by the police drug task force of their small Texas town. Dee's so innocent that she believes, at first, that she's been arrested because of her parking tickets. Once in the grip of the legal system, Dee faces a difficult choice: free herself by accepting 10 years' probation on a plea bargain, or allow the case to go to court, which could have much costlier consequences. Backed by an ACLU lawyer and a local attorney known for his integrity and connections, Dee attempts to prove that the drug charges are not just false, but racially motivated.

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