Conviction Movie An extraordinary journey of how far we go to fight for our family.



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2010 | R | Biography Drama | 1hr, 48m

Following the murder conviction of her brother (Sam Rockwell), a woman (Hilary Swank) earns a law degree and fights to prove his innocence.

U.S. Release Date

Conviction release date was Friday, October 15, 2010. in 11 theaters

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

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Directed by

Tony Goldwyn


Pamela Gray
Richard LaGravenese


Rating MPAA

R for language and some violent images

Storylines 3 more

When Betty Anne Waters' (Hilary Swank) older brother Kenny (Sam Rockwell) is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is innocent, Betty Anne puts herself through high school, college and, finally, law school in an 18 year quest to free Kenny. With the help of best friend Abra Rice (Minnie Driver), Betty Anne pours through suspicious evidence mounted by small town cop Nancy Taylor (Melissa Leo), meticulously retracing the steps that led to Kenny's arrest. Belief in her brother - and her quest for the truth - pushes Betty Anne and her team to uncover the facts and utilize DNA evidence with the hope of exonerating Kenny.

Also Known As

  • The Betty Ann Waters Story
  • Betty Ann Waters

Shooting Locations

  • TBA: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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