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An Affirmative Act (2010)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A slice of life of a young, professional married couple with their darling baby turns a sharp, dark corner when the pair are arrested and charged with several counts of fraud. The reason: Terry and Samantha Succi aren't the man and woman ...See moreA slice of life of a young, professional married couple with their darling baby turns a sharp, dark corner when the pair are arrested and charged with several counts of fraud. The reason: Terry and Samantha Succi aren't the man and woman that they purported to be... Terry and Samantha married under false pretenses, ignoring state law that discriminates against homosexual partners and prohibits them from receiving the same rights and benefits as their straight counterparts. Now the Governor, in an effort to protect his politically necessary anti-gay marriage bill, secretly arranges for a quick slap-on-the wrist plea offer that will ensure both a guilty plea and a fast end to the case. Terry and Samantha, though, decide to fight the fight and enlist the unlikely representation of self-absorbed, but respected attorney John DeMine. What ensues is a massive media covered courtroom battle, with equally divided views...and equally plotted acts of legal - and illegal - warfare. After a violent invasion into Samantha and Terry's home by a fringe right- wing outfit, the case is closed to the public and the courtroom becomes a stage of safety - and justice. One affirmative act, deciding not only the fate of the womens freedom, but also the governor's bill and one of the most controversial issues facing the United States, will be had in this courtroom. One affirmative act - of justice, or maybe not. Written by Kenneth Del Vecchio See less
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Director
A.J. Mattioli (as Jana Mattioli)
Writers
Ken Del Vecchio (story and screenplay) | Talia Gonzalez (contributing writer) | Bisanne Masoud (contributing writer)
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$1,500,000
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Release date
Jun 4, 2010 (United States)

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Charles Durning
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Costas Mandylor
Matthew Matthew   See fewer
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Robert Clohessy
Lance Lane Lance Lane   See fewer
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Blanche Baker
Lori Belmont Lori Belmont   See fewer
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Eric Etebari
John DeMine John DeMine   See fewer
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Thomas G. Waites
Samuel 'Dixie' Backus Samuel 'Dixie' Backus   See fewer
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Justin Deas
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Julia Weldon
Jennifer Jennifer   See fewer
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Jackie Martling
Dutch Holland Dutch Holland   See fewer
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Greg Nutcher
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Clark Jackson
Doctor Burris Doctor Burris   See fewer
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Randy Jones
Rollie Handsome Rollie Handsome   See fewer
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Rachael Robbins
Christie DeMine Christie DeMine   See fewer
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Rob Moretti
Marty Pearce Marty Pearce   See fewer
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Greg Jackson
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Allegra Cohen
Nicole Gallo Nicole Gallo   See fewer
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Frank Giglio
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Wynn Van Dusen
Laura Winstroll Laura Winstroll   See fewer
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Blair Lewin
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Tope Oni
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Charles Grady
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Ed Kershen
Judge Nicholas Frier Judge Nicholas Frier   See fewer
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Nina Transfeld
Tricia Winstroll Tricia Winstroll   See fewer
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Candice Holdorf
Terry Succi Terry Succi   See fewer
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Elissa Goldstein
Samantha Succi Samantha Succi   See fewer
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Denise Rodell
Barbara Barbara   See fewer
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John Mazur
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Anthony Alexander
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John Kerner
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Mark Boyland
Stuart Stuart   See fewer
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James Goral
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Joseph Carnevale
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Vanessa Chiriboga
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James O'Connor
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Nicole Jurkiewicz
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Roger Brenner
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5.7 / 10 | 86 votes