American Violet is based on an actual event that occurred in Texas. Regina Kelly, a single mother of four, was falsely convicted of drug charges, due to police racism and corruption. When attempts are made to force her to accept a plea bargain she fights back by sueing the local District Attorney for racial discrimination.
Not only does Regina win her case but the laws of Texas are also changed. Starring Nicole Behaire, Alfre Woodard, Charles Dutton and Will Patton.