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Conviction (2010)

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Format: DVD
Sku: 219052720
UPC: 024543714927
UPC 14: 00024543714927
Category Keywords: Brothers  Courtroom  Law/Lawyers
Rating: Game Rating Code
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An Extraordinary Journey Of How Far We Go To Fight For Our Family.
A working mother puts herself through law school in an effort to represent her brother, who has been wrongfully convicted of murder and has exhausted his chances to appeal his conviction through public defenders.

"...inspirational...  Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"....a stirring real-life tale...  Ray Bennett, Hollywood Reporter
"...stellar cast...  Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"...a remarkable story...  Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

Editor's Note
As children, Betty Anne Waters (Hilary Swank) and her brother, Kenny (Sam Rockwell), survived bad parenting and poverty by leaning on each other for support. Kenny grows up to be something of a troublemaker, eventually being convicted for a murder he swears he didn't commit. His sister believes him and, without even a high-school diploma, sets about going to law school in order to figure out a way to free him. She gets a GED, then graduates law school with the help of her only friend (Minnie Driver). She eventually gets the attention of O.J. Simpson defense attorney Barry Scheck (Peter Gallagher), who runs an organization devoted to overturning wrongful convictions by analyzing DNA evidence with tests that were unavailable at the time the cases were tried. When he agrees to help her -- if she can find the old blood evidence -- Betty plows her way through the legal complications that stand between her brother and his freedom. Tony Goldwyn directs this drama inspired by a true story.
Features
Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, Spanish, Subtitled
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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 2/1/2011
Video Play Time Running Time: 103 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2010
Video UPC UPC: 00024543714927
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: (unknown/unconverted)

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  1.85:1
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Talia Balsam
Video Cast Info Loren Dean
Video Cast Info Peter Gallagher
Video Cast Info Melissa Chessington Leo
Video Cast Info Juliette Lewis
Video Cast Info Karen Young
Video Cast Info Tobias Campbell
Video Cast Info Hilary Swank
Video Cast Info Minnie Driver
Video Cast Info Clea DuVall
Video Cast Info Conor Donovan
Video Cast Info Ari Graynor
Video Cast Info John Pyper-Ferguson
Video Cast Info Sam Rockwell
Video Cast Info Bailee Madison
Video Cast Info Owen Campbell
Video Cast Info Marty Bufalini - Co-Star
Video Cast Info John Lepard - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Rusty Mewha - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Melissa Bickerton - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Jennifer Roberts - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Rick LeFevour - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Heather Kozlakowski - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Scott Philyaw - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Sarab Kamoo - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Linda Boston - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Wallace Bridges - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Tobiasz Daszkiewicz - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Thomas Mahard - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Ele Bardha - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Frank Zieger - Co-Star
Video Cast Info J. David Moeller - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Iris Ingram - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Jake Andolina - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Hugh McGuire - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Michele Messmer - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Toya Brazell - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Matthew Hollerbach - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Zack Fealk - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Linda Hurd - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Michael Liu - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Paul Burt - Co-Star
Video Cast Info York Griffith - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Alana Jo Beckman - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Ethan Cutkosky - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Eddie Hurch - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Janet Ulrich Brooks - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Gary Davis - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Kam Carman - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Julio Ho - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Peter Carey - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Doug Hamilton - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Laurie Brown - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Gordon Michaels - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Marc Macaulay - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Rick LeFevour - Stunt Coordinator
Video Cast Info Pamela Gray - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Adriano Goldman - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Liz Gallacher - Music Director
Video Cast Info Paul Cantalon - Composer
Video Cast Info Rena DeAngelo - Set Decorator
Video Cast Info Jane Alderman - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Annabel Armour - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Tony Goldwyn - Director

Awards


Screen Actors Guild (2011)
   Video Award Name Hilary Swank, Nominee, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Professional Reviews

Box Office
4 stars out of 5 -- "[U]ndeniably gripping....Tony Goldwyn's assured direction, based on a well-researched and compelling script by Pamela Gray, lets Waters' amazing story speak for itself in fine, uncluttered dramatic fashion." 10/04/2010

Los Angeles Times
"What the subplots succeed in doing is making room for some nice small turns....The best is a haggard, broken-tooth, chain-smoking Juliette Lewis as one of Kenny's exes..." 10/15/2010

New York Times
"Mr. Rockwell excels at this kind of volatility -- at playing men who are angry, charming and foolish all at once. And Kenny is a fascinating puzzle..." 10/15/2009

USA Today
"Hilary Swank is the epitome of conviction in a film in which the title refers both to an action by the justice system and the determination it took to fight back." 10/15/2009

Chicago Sun-Times
3 stars out of 4 -- "[I]n Hilary Swank, the film finds the right actress to embody gritty tenacity." 10/13/2009

Wall Street Journal
"This affecting fiction film was based on a true story....The quality of the acting is consistently high..." 10/15/2010

Entertainment Weekly
"[P]owerful, a tale of justice served told with respectful restraint by directory Tony Goldwyn....The filmmakers handle time shifts gracefully, and the casting is choice..." -- Grade: B 10/21/2010

Rolling Stone
"Rockwell busts through with a spectacular peformance....It's Rockwell who gives CONVICTION the jolts of ferocity and feeling it needs." 10/14/2010

Total Film
3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] polished legal melodrama that elicits a typically forthright turn from Hilary Swank...and an intriguingly mercurial one from Sam Rockwell..." 01/03/2011

San Francisco Chronicle 8 of 10
...It's an amazing story, one that would seem too far-fetched if it weren't true... - Mick LaSalle

New York Observer 8 of 10
...Filled with nuance, intricate emotion and a refreshing absence of melodramatics, Conviction is a moving exploration of light and love shining through the darkness of despair. Its impact cannot easily be shaken... - Rex Reed

Chicago Sun-Times 8 of 10
...Her determination is fierce, her rebirth is inspiring, and in Hilary Swank, the film finds the right actress to embody gritty tenacity... - Roger Ebert

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