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A Federal Case (2008)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Family | 11 April 2008 (USA)
A coming of age story of a young teenage couple as they struggle with an unwanted pregnancy and the pressures it brings. Their decisions separately and jointly have severe and dramatic consequences.


Trisha Ray


Brian Stewart (story and screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Amanda Akers Amanda Akers ... Student
Dave Amyx Dave Amyx ... Mayor Anderson
Kayla Baker Kayla Baker ... Courtroom Audience
San Banarje ... Commander
Donald Barnes Donald Barnes ... American in Mexico
Brandon Belknap ... Todd Petrie
Jason Bell Jason Bell ... Sergeant
Catherine Burdett Catherine Burdett ... Alisha
Alexis Burns ... Candy
Sandra Campbell ... Nurse
Joseph Cintron ... Chief Captain
Samantha Cintrón Samantha Cintrón ... Unwed Mom
James Coate James Coate ... Prosecutor
Tom Combs Tom Combs ... Rev. Thomas
Fabrizia Faustinella ... ObGyn


When the mayor's 17 year old daughter gets pregnant, Dr. Jacob is called to abort the child. But, anti-abortionist Reverend Thomas will not allow the murder of this unborn child who has been fathered by his own nephew - and will go to any extent to save the life of this baby, even if the mayor sets it up as a federal case. Written by JR

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Action | Drama | Family


Not Rated


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Mexico | USA



Release Date:

11 April 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Mesa, Arizona, USA See more »


Box Office


$100,000 (estimated)
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Great Teen Movie
2 March 2009 | by aaryakrishuSee all my reviews

Recently I purchased a copy from Amazon.com to show support to the film as I have always followed the work of the filmmakers. I had no expectation from this little film but to my surprise this was a very well made movie. The story grabbed my attention. A love story of teenagers, a couple of cops, family feud and courtroom drama. The film has all the ingredients of a commercial cinema. And set in Mexico and Texas, it also has its ideologies. Cinematography was mindblowing. The difference in the shots of USA and Mexico was so vivid and gritty. The treatment was not hackneyed. What I liked the most was that I was not given a chance to leave halfway down which is what I had first expected when I had sat down to watch it. The feel, the music, the pace gave a different texture to this film. I must say its a very well-written after school teen drama that is a must see for teenagers and their families just for the message its spreading.

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